Knitting on the Alex scarf continues apace and I'm finding it an excellent project for whilst watching TV now I've got the pattern firmly in my head.
I've learnt how to read the stitches so I don't lose my place, well not too often anyway!
|The light side|
The safety pin is for when I have to do a 4 stitch decrease. I could use a cable needle to hang the middle stitch in front of the work but that was too awkward with just one stitch so at first I tried a stitch holder. Again, I found that a bit fiddly and so finally I've settled on the good old safety pin which makes slipping the stitch back on the needle a doddle.
As I'm using yarn from my stash I will be changing the dark colour soon as the purple is about to run out. After a bit of a rummage I found some Debbie Bliss tweed in a deep purple and a paler version. Now I've just got to decide which to use next. I think it will probably be the paler one so that the ends of the scarf are both dark.
|Close-up of the dark side|
|It's not brioche!|
I think I'd better make a brioche loaf soon............