These are the stockings I started way back in August. The knitting was done in September but ever since they have been waiting to have the ends woven in. Four ends and two months. A job that takes about 5 minutes ends up taking two months. These are from Austermann Step with 2 mm needles. The feel of the yarn is very nice and I do like the striping here as well. The stockings don't match and I did not try to do it either. Although it would have been easy and there is plenty of yarn left out of 200 grams.
It was difficult to get good pictures. It did not help that the model was in a hurry to catch a bus to school and there was no day light at the time. We even had an assistant.I have finished another pair, same yarn but different colorway but as pleasing to the eye as the first pair. These are not knee highs but just ordinary socks.Casino Shawl is still very small, less than two pattern repeats. The pattern suggested 4 mm needle size but I changed it to 3½ mm and added two pattern repeats to get a big shawl so I'm slowly reaching the point of 300 stitches per row. The only thing that bothers me is the yarn... actually it is not the yarn, but my hands. Country life in the winter is not good for your hands, they turn into cracked and rough and handling silk... not so nice. But I'll try because Casino shawl has a deadline, December 6th.