Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's about wool

I'm still cross stitch project less - though not for much longer, I think.
For my travel project I've decided on a table cloth with owls. The pattern (well, at least the basic) is from a German magazine (Lena 9/04). It's a row of funny looking owls sitting on a long branch. As the table cloth I've got is a little bit bigger then the one the pattern called for, I've modified the pattern a little. I think it will turn out quite cute. I'll keep you updated.

As I didn't have anything to stitch last week, I've went back to the lizard ridge blanket from Knitty. My plan is to buy a couple of skeins of Noro any time I've get a special business trip or some crazy work project (which I am in the middle of right now). I did have about 6 skeins left from the last such event and finally got around knitting them up.

This is going to be a very colorful blanky.
The final count will be 24 squares. The pattern is extremely fun to knit, the color changes in the wool full of surprises. In the first couple of skeins I didn't have any problem with knots (I've read other having the problem) but this time I've got a few *sigh*
I plan on buying more skeins tomorrow ...

I've also decided that the green/black/silver scarf from the wool I've got in Japan is long enough and bound it of.

The picture gives no idea on how glittery the thing is thanks to the metallic thread in the wool.

1 comment:

stitcherw said...

The owl pattern sounds very cute, I'll look forward to your update of it. Your knitting is gorgeous. I love the afghan, the colors are so pretty, and the scarf is so elegant.