Liz Corke Knit Design

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November 2, 2011

Wednesdays and Sundays are typically the days when I recap on what I’ve been doing and decide if I’ve been productive or not! So this week, I finished balling up my skiens of Fyberspates, and started work on my shawl, and frogged it and started again with a slightly bigger hook. The yarn I’m using is four ply, but it’s more of a sport weight than fingering weight yarn, so using a 4mm hook it feeling very solid. Now I’ve gone up to a 4.5 mm hook the shawl feels much lighter and more flexible, and I’m going to skip some repeats in the body of the shawl to keep it a manageable size.
I cast on and finished my second bunny square. It’s going to become a bunny in the tonight hopefully and you’ll definitely be able to see him on Friday. This one has come out pretty much the same colour as the last one, but I can see two colour changes coming up in my ball of yarn now, so I’m pretty sure the next rabbit will be a different colour. I want to come up with names for the rabbits, to go on the little tags I’m planning for them, so if you have any suggestions, let me know! I need seven names and the rabbits will all be shades of brown.
My Happy Lavender Scarf is also still hanging around. I had intended to put it to one side while I work on my shawl and bunnies, but the bunnies work up so fast I can finish the squares in one evening, and I’m really enjoying having a crochet and a knooking project to swap between whenever I need a break. I’m currently working my way through another long lavender stripe, heading towards another dark green stripe. I’m finding these stripes really exciting! I have no idea how it’ll look when I’m finished but I’m sure I’ll love it. It’s already almost as long as my arm. I’m planning just to use up all my yarn on the scarf. I started with 111g so I’ll try and remember to weigh it again soon and see how I’m doing. Because it’s so thin, wrapping it around several times won’t make it feel bulky.
Don’t forget to check out Tami’s for more WIP Wednesdays!