I know I've been away from MWK for a while, but in the meantime I've actually finished some projects and, for once, have photos of them to post. Yay!
Towards the end of the Spring semester I hardly touched my knitting. But as soon as finals were done I finished my first hat made using dpns! I was so proud of the results. Not only that, but it is my first and only thing I've made with real wool. It's a very simple stocking cap done in ribbing and made using size 7 dpns.
Being home for the part of the summer gave me a lot of opportunity to finish a scarf I was making for my mother's birthday, which just happens to be tomorrow. The scarf is kind of wide, but that's fine because she wanted to use it to cover her shoulders during Mass. It gets rather cold in the church. The scarf is over 60 in. but I'm not sure just how long it really is. It's longer than my measuring tape; that's all I know. It's made with Carron Simply Soft Eco brand yarn (not wool I know, but it's soft) -- color: Wine Country. I used size 9 needles and worked in Garter for 2.5 in. at the beginning and end of the scarf and in stockinette with a cable stitch pattern in the center the rest of the way through with a 2-stitch garter pattern along both sides. It is my first time using the cable stitch.
Well here are the photos: 2 photos of the hat and scarf in progress; the finished scarf; a detail of the scarf; the finished hat; and the hat being worn. I know it's a lot of photos for only two items, but I'm excited that I finally have photos to post at all.
Pax et bonum