What’s on my needles

I try and keep concurrent projects to a minimum as I find that things get finished quicker that way.

I’m currently knitting two items – with two more hibernating. The first I started last summer, just before I headed south for a relative’s 80th birthday. It’s a cotton thing. Here’s the pattern: Mommes Lysedug It had been suggested that, for an initial excursion into cotton knitting (let alone cotton lace knitting!) I choose a small doily – well… I liked the look of the Mommes Lysedug and like the fact that it doesn’t have a crochet cast off. 🙂

It’s going quite well actually. Although the round is now about 400 sts, I’m still knitting it using the Magic loop method as that gives me a half way point as an incentive. Also, on the pattern rows, it’s broken down into (at the moment) 20 repeats. I’m on row  86 of 111.

As it was in October.

 

As it is today

As it is today

Detail of the lace

The other active thing I’m knitting is the toe-up sock for the Sanday Spinners Sock Serenity project. As I’ve said before, this is the first toe-up sock I’ve attempted and I’m very pleased with it so far. The contrast between the 400 sts of the doiley and the (currently) 48 sts of the sock is making the sock gallup along.

You will find more details of how the sock progresses on the Sanday Spinners site.

2 Responses to “What’s on my needles”

  1. Liz H 9th January 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    This looks beautiful. Good luck persevering with the longer rounds.

  2. SpinningGill 11th January 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Thanks Liz. It’s fun to knit and not difficult, plus I’m not looking to the finish, but to how each row develops the pattern. I think that helps.
    🙂

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