Needlework Tuesday is an occasional post detailing my needlework and/or crafting projects.
Look at me posting a Tuesday post on Tuesday!! Maybe it's this glorious weather we are having. The nice thing is that it's expected to last a week. The highways are probably going to be icy at times (YUK!!!), but it's going to be nice to wear a lighter spring jacket instead of a heavy parka.
This past week, I started two new projects.
The first project is the latest one from the Mary Maxim's Knit Club of the Month. I showed the project package last week and figured I might as well start. Because it's made with chunky yarn, it knit up quite quickly. It's essentially stocking stitch, so it's curling up quite a bit and definitely needs to be blocked. I'll show the whole scarf once that is done, but for now here's a close up of the patterning:
Cool, eh? I like the effect. The best part is that there are very few ends to weave in. Yay!!! I also started the matching hat, but I'm pretty sure there's a mistake in the pattern. Either that or I did something wrong. I noticed that something was amiss basically from the start, but continued to knit anyway. I'll have to rip back about an hour's worth of work before trying to figure out what happened. If it's a pattern mistake, I hope MM will send out a correction (they did this once before). I could try phoning them, but last time I couldn't reach the person I needed to talk to. It's probably best if I just try to figure it out on my own. It shouldn't be too bad, but it's definitely annoying.
The other new project I started is a summer scarf. The pattern is Tier from Shibui Yarns. It's rather plain with just a few sections of dropped stitches, but that's sort of why I like it. I really like the yarn I'm using (Twig (colour Mineral 2022, also from Shibui), but it's more rough than soft. It's made from a combination of linen, recycled silk, and wool. Here's what I have so far:
It's a super easy pattern and I've only just started. However, getting the tension correct after dropping a number of yarnovers (yo) was a bit of a challenge. It, too, is in stocking stitch and will need to be blocked. I have a couple of other projects from Shibui lined up. Look for those in futures posts.
This coming week, I'll work on the summer scarf for a bit then I'm going to figure out the problem I'm having with the hat (see above). Oh, yes. I mustn't forget about the fingerless mitt I mentioned last week. It was another pattern I somehow screwed up. However, at least on that one I know it was me and not the pattern. I should figure that one out soon before it ends up a UFO.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts. If you'd done any crafting this week that you'd like to share with others, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so others can enjoy your creations.