Tying up the loose ends

I’ve been finishing up a few things.  I actually finished this bookmark a couple of months ago, but it’s taken me a couple of months to get around to taking a photo of it.  It’s the Tell Me a Tail Bookmark designed by Christine Jeffery.  It was, notionally, for a February KAL.  Well, here it is May, and I’m finally posting the finished product.

Next on the finishing pile has been my scarf to enter into this year’s scarf festival.  I have to send it off in the next couple of days or I’ll miss out. : (  I’ve knitted it from Sublime Soya Cotton which I found at Wondoflex.  It’s a type of yarn I’ve not used before and felt very much like cotton to knit with.  I’ve made it fairly short so that the weight of the cotton won’t drag it down.  I banged it out fairly quickly, but hopefully it’s deserving of a place in the festival.

Tragically, I have nothing on the needles at the moment.  I’m all lined up to do some leg warmers for daughter number 2.  Our trip to Spotlight to choose yarn was very disappointing, so we’re off to look elsewhere tomorrow.  The idea is for stripes of purple and multi-colour purple, in a cable rib pattern.  Stand by.  I’ll keep you posted.

Fair Isle back completed

The back of my Fair Isle pullover is finished!  Yay!  The allover nature of the pattern, with 5 different contrast colours makes it so interesting to look at.  I know I keep saying it, but I get a better idea of it looking at the photos than when I’m working on it.  I suppose it’s that big picture that I’m getting – standing back to observe.
In between finishing the back and really getting into the front, I’ve been knitting a little project as part of a KAL (Knit a Long).  I explain that, because you might be like me, and take a couple of years to work out what KAL stands for.  There’s a great monthly KAL happening in the Budding Designers Downunder group on Ravelry.  The KAL supports a different budding Australian or New Zealand designer each month.  This month it’s Christine Jeffery.  I’ve chosen her Tell Me a Tail bookmark.  I’m not sure that the  Regia 4 colour sock yarn that I’ve chosen is exactly letting this pattern stitch shine at it’s best, it’s still a fun and pretty project.  It didn’t take long to find a member of the family putting their hand up for this one!