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Sunday, November 19, 2006

New wips

I've added two new wips to my list this weekend. I've wanted to knit a bag in Big Wool for a while now. Got some in my stash acquiredin a sale ages ago. Just not been getting around to it. Have had the idea forthe bag for a while but just not enough time to get on with it. So yesterday I decided to cast on. I've done so much in sock andlace yarn lately that knitting on 15mm needles is nice. It's grown quickly. Don't really like 15mm needles but at least it's nice and quick. About half way now.

My 2nd new wip is a scarf from the Lavish Lace book knitted in Posh Yarns Cashmere Lace. This is my first project in proper lace yarn. I've got some finer lace yarn in my stash so if this goes okay then I may be brave enough to try the finer stuff which is Cashmere too. The posh cashmere is so gorgeously soft to knit with. Not sure if the colour is me but it does't matter as I'm planning to give it to my grandmother for Christmas. I'm knitting the scarf a bit narrower than in the book and in thicker lace yarn as the book uses suri lace which I'm not sure I'm ready for yet. The lace repeat is very long, 52 rows and impossible to memorize. So it's hard work to knit. but I've done aobut 60 odd rows now so not doing too badly.

My aim is to finish the Lace Scarf tomorrow. I've not got much left now and have had it on the needles for a whle.

I've got 2 more eyelash scarves to make too. My neighbour ordered one for her MIL and my MIL wants one for chistmas. Looked for the yarn today but didnt have the right colour so will have to pop into town to the yarn shops there and keep my fingers crossed they have the right colours.

Derry's in Plymouth

Derrys in Plymouth had a quite nice yarn department which closed a couple of weeks ago. It was a concession so not owned by the department store. The department store have opened up a new yanr department to replace it and I popped in yesterday excited to see what it was like. Well, what a disappointment, They had less than half the yarn before and nothing too exciting. I did notice Sublime and Tapestry which I don't think they had before but the rest was a disappointment. I used to pop in fora peek everytime I went ot Plymouth, won't bother now.

Was planning to have an afternoon of knitting after going to church this morning. Unfortunately I was so tired I fell asleep for 2 hours instead. So got some catching up to do now.


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