This week I've been using some of my stash of yarns that I've dyed recently and whipped up a few items to sell via the country market. (Not that any of them actually did sell today, but there's always another week).
First off, a ripple stitch scarf.
The stitch is Gary's Ripple (from Jan Eaton's 200 Ripple Stitches) and it has to be the most addictive stitch pattern ever. This must be about the 10th scarf I've made using this stitch since July! The yarn here is the awful Jaeger Como that I jolly nearly shipped off to a charity shop. It nearly drove me mad when I tried to knit with it (splitting and puckering) but it behaved really well once coupled with my 6.5mm Susan Bates silvalume crochet hook.
Then there are 3 pairs of bootees (2 pairs in DK and one, the green one, in 4-ply).
They're worked in one piece, from the sole up and are distantly related to a yellow, lacy pair in a pattern that Patons published many moons ago (and which I've long since lost.) I'm particularly pleased with the 4-ply yarn, the softest lambswool that I got from Texere and which I've dyed in all sorts of unisex colourways (green with russet and blue; green with red and turquoise; green with purple; green with brown...do we see a pattern emerging here?)