Here it Saturday, and –um, well it's almost done! See—here, when last seen --the tails of the right side? The right side image was close to the start of ball 3—and look where the yarn tails are now (on the left side image) Much further from the needle!
Actually I am on the last pattern repeat –Row 16 (of 32) on the last repeat (the 4th) of this skein.
I was able to knit about (not quite) 4.5 repeats with skein 1. I want to end the scarf with a full repeat of the pattern, and not with just half a leaf knit.
The reason I haven't made more progress?
I was distracted by the Welted Wimple--perhaps not a wimple, perhaps a cowl of sorts--Welted for sure! (but I like alliteration almost as much as I like symmetry!)
Green, grey, blue, white.. (repeat) 6 Rounds of each color, stocking knit and reverse. A loop of about 40 inches, loosely knit on the recommended size 8 (5mm) needles.
I like how, not stretched, one side is Slate and Snow, and the other sides is Water and Grassland..
This is pretty fast knitting—changing color and directions –to keep all the rounds a knits and not half of them as purls—adds interest to other wise very plain knitting--and plain knitting, after rows and rows of patterned lace is a nice change. (I have already woven in about half the tails.. so when the knitting is done, most of the finishing will be too!)
It's one (of 2) holiday presents still to be knit
I have some blue tweedy sort of yarn--2 skeins of Beatrice in a blue and brown color way. The color is masculine, the price is right. The yarn was gifted to me, so not only is it stash, its free (to me) yarn--just the right amount to spend on a boy friend who may (or may not) be here next year. With the bonus--MORE yarn gets knit up and out of the house!