Remember the banana silk yarn I received as gift a while back? I finally cast it on, ancdvery quickly cast it off too, as it knits up really quick!
I made the Juicy banana silk scarf (Ravelry link) and even though it calls for two hanks of the yarn, I managed very well with just one, I just left the tassels off and made the scarf a bit shorter - I reckon it measures two meters. I made it with 8mm needles.
I did use a pattern for this, I just can't remember which one! Anyway, meet my glorious ruffle boa! I knit it on 6mm long, long circular. I started out with 90 stitches, then increased every stitch every other row. The yarn is appropriately Bernat Boa (which was terrible to knit with I must say!)
I have been knitting a lot, but I finishing little... Lately I've been starting a thing every couple of days, and the WIPs are starting to fill the place up! I have finished some small things, though, like another pair of preemie socks and a scarf.
The socks are 28 stitches around, with a short row heel, and 2,5 mm needles. The yarn is Lana Grossa Meileinweit Magico, the first ever sock yarn I bought!
I'm stash busting this year, and the quickest, funnest way I can do that is knitting funky scarves. I have made many of these already, with different yarns and needle sizes, and while I had nothing really easy to knit on Friday (I wanted just something really really easy!) I started a new scarf. I finished it on Sunday. Here it is.
I have been very productive this weekend! I finished two projects, the Danica scarf and the String bag, both relatively new projects, meaning they have not waited on the needled months and months. I am pretty proud of myself how they turned out, and that I actually finished (finished! Like darning in the ends and all!) two projects in a weekend.
I went to Finland for a couple of days, to meet my family and to relax a bit. What better way to relax than going to the sauna every day, and learning to knit entrelac (not simultaneously, mind you). I cast on and made some progress on the Danica scarf during the 5 days I was there.
To knit from the stash - in which there is a lot of tiny amounts of acrylic novelty yarns - I developed this fun scrap scarf: basically knitting stripes longways across the scarf, and making up the sequence as I go along.
I originally made one for a Christmas present, and it was such a fun bit of easy knitting, I made another one, which I finished today.
Yesterday I went to the library and decided to visit the nearby shopping centre, and wandered to a everything-for-cheap shop. Guess what I found there? You got it – novelty yarns, four balls for five euro. I resisted the urge and bought only four balls of “Shabby Chic” yarn in black; a pretty, soft eyelash yarn. With it I was planning to make a triangular funky shawl.