I've edited this post to add pics of the scarf...
Just wanted to give a quick update on my knitting. I've been working on a couple of items for Project Spectrum - a pair of socks in the feathers and fan pattern I mentioned a couple of posts ago, as well as a scarf in a simple slip stitch pattern. For the scarf, I am using the yarn I dyed with the tropical punch Kool-Aid and in my opinion it is looking pretty good. It's a simple pattern so it is fast going!
I am also on the second sock of a children's pair that I will probably donate - unless my nephew sees them and wants them! I gave him his green pair the other day, unfortunately he was side tracked with a couple of new toys and didn't have any interest in them. As far as I know his parents haven't tried them on him yet...oh well at least he has them.
I'm hoping to get the children's sock done this week and I'll post a pic when I can. The feather and fan ones are going slow because I'm using smaller needles so there's more work to it. I'm trudging along though and finding the pattern great so far!
I'm on March Break and although it is technically a "break", it's not one of those all fun and games kind. I have three papers due the week I go back, one on Monday, one on Wednesday, and one on Thursday. So, I need to spend a lot of time on those but I know I'll definately be taking knitting breaks! It should be noted however, that I have been taking time to knit...a little too much I think LOL.
Anyway, here is a pic of my finished Tropical Punch Scarf to the right. I put it on a white background hoping that the colour would look pretty accurate, and it does, though it looks just a tad redder in the pic.
I also thought I'd throw in a close up shot of the pattern I used for it. Yeah, I know the pic isn't very focused, please forgive me for that. The other one on the right is a little more focused, but the colour is so not accurate at all. It also looks like I have a big band of garter stitch there in the middle of the pic, but it is just the way I was positioned to take the pic.
The pattern is very easy as you can tell by clicking on the link above (and by looking at it). I'm pretty satisfied with the results, though next time I think I'll used a smaller needle for a tighter stitch. However, I should note that I used the larger size on purpose because I wanted this one to be a little more "delicate" than it would be with the smaller needles.
Pattern: drop stitch and garter scarf (Quick & Easy Scarf - link above)
Yarn: 1 skein of Pattons Classic Wool, Merino, dyed with Tropical Punch Kool-Aid
Needles: 5 mm bamboo
Difficulty Level: Very easy
Modifications: I used a different type of yarn and I cast on 20 stitches instead of 10 but I kept the pattern the same otherwise.