Two more projects have been completed. The first one is the Flit 'n Float scarf I knitted for Val. This gorgeously soft yarn, Fancy-Knit Castoro,was beautifully dyed by Val. I was such a pleasure to have such fine yarn slip through my fingers. I knitted this scarf on 3.5mm needles and added some extra lenght to the scarf by knitting an additional 40 rows stocking stitch and adding an extra pattern repeat in the centre of the stocking stitch section. Despite adding the extra length this scarf only took 55g of yarn.
In return for knitting the scarf for Val she sent me these 2 beautiful skeins of her own luscious handspun as well as this lovely nostepinne. It feels so good in the hand and is a pleasure to use.
Now the question is what to knit with it. I'm thinking 198yds of heaven? Any other suggestions?
The next project is a small shawl or scarf, the Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl. I knitted this in Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply in the Red Earth colourway. I have now knitted quite a few shawls in Luxury and I have to say that this yarn really lends itself to shawls. It's soft, feels good against the skin and has a lovely drape. The shawl/scarf was knitted on 4mm needles and took a mere 66g of yarn.
There are more shawls on the needles and I'm sure you will be surprised to learn that there are even more in the queue!