On Sunday, I settled down in front of the TV in the afternoon to watch the Formula One race highlights. I knitted away and eventually started the edging. I like to leave about 5-10% off the total yarn amount left. So that if knitters who buy the pattern don't knit to my tension they will still have enough yarn. I hate it when knitters e-mail me to complain that they ran out of yarn, so now I try to leave a safety margin of about 5-10% of the total yarn amount. When I'd finished knitting the last pink section, I had 2gr yarn left which I decided wasn't enough of a safety margin. I wanted between 5 and 10gr left. So I ripped out 18 rows of 400+ stitches. Which on the photo below is down to the end of the solid grey section.
This will be another design in the Between The Lines Collection. I'm hoping to publish the next design in this collection later this week. We're getting to the end of the tech editing stage. I just need to edit and add photos and check the final pattern and it'll be ready to go. You can buy the collection for £8 now. The price will go up when the final pattern is published. If you purchase the Between The Lines Collection now you can download Caprice and St Aubin's Bay immediately and you'll automatically get the other patterns when they're published.
Yesterday morning, in church, I knitted on my Creme Caramel sock. I started the gusset and I think I'm getting close to starting the heel turn.
I finished my ugly duckling shawl on Friday, after re-knitting half the shawl. I blocked it and this time it worked out beautifully. So today, I need to finish the pattern and get it sent off to my tech editor. It won't be for sale for a while but I may be able to share the final shawl with you next week but here's a sneak peek of the edging which I LOVE!
I'd like to finish the neon shawl today but I've got some swatching to do first. Some of my swatching will be using this gorgeous Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal which is a 4ply yarn and it's lovely to knit with. I can't wait to choose two colours from this pile for some swatching. I'm also swatching for a magazine design submission so chances are I won't get to finish my neon shawl today.
What's on your needles this week?