Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Home Strait

Halfway round the Fir Cone Shawl edging. I ended up doing 24 pattern repeats because of the shading on the last ball of the 4 that I had, it was slightly more orange!

Close Up.

For my sins I have now signed up for the Mystery Stole Knitalong. Not sure I'll keep up but if I start I will finish, also not confident the beads will get included.

Toe up socks have passed the heel, I now know I don't like short row heels but once I've conquered the toe start I can use patterns that have proper heel flaps. The holes aren't quite as bad as I have photographed but it was the third attempt and they are for me! Life's too short to try it 4 times on one pair.

Off to book my ticket for Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show and hopefully Kerrie's knitted flowers class. Anyone else going?


Anonymous said...

I'm signed up for MysteryStole3 too! I'm going to throw all caution to the wind and knit with Black yarn - not sure about the beads - maybe go for Swarovski crystals.
Secret Santa - aka Nikki

gilraen said...

I've signed up for MS3 too. Zephyr in Vanilla and I've ordered a few beads to see what is best. I too hope I can keep up. :)

The Fir Cone Shawl is looking good. :D

Short row heels??

natalie said...

I have almost given up on Short Row Heels... the only thing that keeps me trying to do it is that I'm stubborn, stubborn, stubborn.

Piglottie said...

Short row heels - pah! I am on my third attempt today (after some tinking!) but am armed with some new instructions. As they are for a gift, I want them to be as hole free as possible. I like the toe part but not the heels.

The yarn you are using is gorgeous btw!

Sussex Yorkie said...

I am in total agreement with both your feelings on Short Row Heels, can't wait to finish these. Incidentally I hate rib aswell, glutton for punishment or what!