I had a real urge to knit last week. All I had in the house was the super chunky wool needed to make a scarf identical to the one I did for 'knit the walls of York' last year. I finished it the following day, and sewed in the loose ends on Saturday:
Last week my mum came to stay for 3 days. We went to the Leeds City Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute, Hebdon Bridge and Haworth, then just before she left on Thursday morning we went to Texere Yarns. Mmmmmm, wool... I took along my scarf book intending to get some aran, but decided 6 balls at £3.10 a ball was a bit much for a scarf (ahem), I changed tactic, and went for a lovely chenille called 'Merlot' to make another scarf in the same book. It's taken me a while to be able to do that pattern without reading and checking every row, and I taught myself how to use markers (and made them from an old bit of ribbon), but now it's coming along nicely. I still can't keep track of the 22 pattern rows (many of which are the same), and because the chenille is flat and it twists I find counting to rows really tricky, so I have resorted to a tally chart on a post it note! Anyway, here it is:
I think I'm addicted to cables...
I've also been working on Hedgerow Birds. I'm still waiting for the extra skein of Apple Cider, because one of the extras I ordered to bulk up the order is out of stock, so I've left off the birds and date on the first side - so if the skein is a different shade it won't be too noticeable. Other than these bits I've finished the first side and started the back: