There must be something in the air. I find myself knitting scarves & other similar items at the moment. I think I need some instant gratification (some finished objects) and really I’m just not into sock knitting (although I did try).
The first of this series is, of course, the MS3. I have done a few more rows, but will save an update pic until later in the week or early next week.
Next in line is the mobius, started at the knitting guild meeting. I am using Cleckheation Country Silk for this. It is lovely on the hands to knit with. I cast on 170 stitches to start (so now have 350). Then just knit what I felt like. So there is some stocking stitch, some garter, a row of eyelets, then some wraps/drop the wraps on the next row (is there a name for this??). Now I’m casting off & have run out of yarn. There is more on the way & when it arrives I will also do a crochet edge. So far I have used 3 balls.
After running out of yarn on the Mobius, I found some black wool/acrylic/alpaca (entwine basics) in my stash and decided to practice some crochet. This is a lovely soft yarn & I think it is the budget version of Patons Inca (same specs). I used a 5mm hook and chained until I was happy with the length (got sick of it), then did 2 double crochet in each chain, then 3 treble in each double crochet (these crochet terms will need to be converted for any US readers wanting to try it out). It takes quite a long time to do this & boy does crocheting use a heap of yarn! 2 1/2 balls later I have a curly wurly scarf.
Still on scarfing news, the International Scarf Exchange is on again. But be quick as sign ups are limited.