Sunday, February 19, 2012
A Knitting Finish
I finished knitting a lace scarf. It is 11" x 57". This was a wonderful, easy pattern to make.
The pattern is a free one from Ravelry - Fern Lace Scarf by Knitting Pixie. If you don't belong to Ravelry it is a wonderful knitting/crocheting site that is free to join. There are so many patterns (free, and ones for sale), and it is a great way to search for patterns using yarn that you might have in your stash.
I used one whole skein of Maiden Hair yarn (silk, mohair and nylon) and size 4.5mm needles. I cast on 64 stitches instead of 54 because I wanted the scarf to be a bit wider than the pattern.
I used Addi Turbo Click interchangeable knitting needles for the first time. I bought this set after Gail (Quilt, Knit, Run Sew) mentioned how much she liked her interchangeable needles. Since my knitting needle collection was lacking, I decided to look into interchangeable needles. When interchangeable needles first came out I think there were a few problems, but improvements seem to have been made. I decided to go with the Addi Turbo ones because I like knitting with metal needles and have enjoyed the Addi Turbo ones.
They click together beautifully, and the link was nice and smooth, the stitches never got caught. I bought them online from Camilla Valley Farm (a Canadian company).
Last week I was worried about there only being 11 partridges in the flock that normally had 13. Today 2 partridges were at the feeders - I guess something happened?!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!❥