Back into knitting

I have done so little knitting since I came back to Australia ( now over three years ago!). But recently I've ben getting the itch again. I have a pretty big stash of sock yarn, but find it difficult to finish a pair. I decided to knit a scarf instead and I tried the Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery on Knitty.

It's an easy lace pattern that's fun to knit, and I loved seeing which colour would make each stitch. I used Trekking XXL, which is a lovely sock yarn.

This is a close up of the pattern:

Lace Ribbon scarf closeup

Here is the scarf in all its glory, I used the whole skein.

lace ribbon scarf

Now I just have to block it!

Updating my blog, and things I liked this week

I have finally got back to this blog. I thought I'd start today by changing around templates etc, but Blogger have added new features, and what used to take me hours, took about 10 minutes! I still need to change my header, but for the moment it's fine.

I've also been adding some new blogs to my feed, if anyone has any good suggestions for sewing/knitting/general craft blogs, please let me know! I usually check Google Reader on my phone when I'm catching the bus or waiting for something. I star anything I like or want to look at more closely, then go through the starred items when I'm actually at my computer. It saves time, and helps me from feeling overwhelmed by all the unread items on my reader!

A few things I starred in my Google Reader this week: