June Plans and WIP

I have two projects I’m working on this month.  A lace scarf called Travelling Roses Scarf and another pair of knee high socks.  I just started the socks today but I’m about a third done with the scarf.

This should be the last pair of knee high socks before I finally post my pattern.  This is my test pair now that the pattern is completely written up.  I’ve had this yarn for a long time so I’m happy to be getting around to using it.

I picked the lace scarf because it’s pretty and not a pattern repeat that I can easily memorize.  I have no idea what I’m going to do with it when it’s done.  I don’t wear red so I won’t keep it for myself.  Maybe I’ll do a giveaway on the blog or I might keep it for a Christmas present for someone.  I guess I’ll see how it turns out and if anyone has any interest in it.

I’m liking the pattern quite a bit, it’s easier to see in the closeup, but it’s a big pain and very obvious when your count gets off.  I’ve had to very carefully tink my rows a few times.

I can’t wait to see this blocked.










  1. I look forward to your sock pattern. I’m finally trying sock knitting. I’ve been avoiding them for years now – partly because I really don’t like knitting the same thing twice, so knitting one sock and then another would probably not happen, and knitting two at the same time is doable, but I can forsee me tangling the yarn something awful. Of course, at some point, I will give it a try.

    That scarf is lovely. I love lace and that one is particularly beautiful.

    • I’m going to try to have the sock pattern out sometime next week. I should be done with the heel on this latest pair and it will give me a few more times to wear the last pair I made. That should be enough pattern checking.

      I highly recommend doing two socks at once on two circular needles. If you just remember to turn the needles clockwise when turning from the front to the back of your socks and then counter clockwise when turning from the back to the front your yarn never gets tangled. Not that I’m good at remembering myself =)

      I learned by getting Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes from the library. I didn’t read any of the patterns but I did read the instructions on how to set up your needles and the basic techniques.

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