Monthly Archives: September 2005

cable-mania

The Yarn Fairy has been very good to me!

basket o yarn
yarn on the mantle

The yarn on the left is for the Hogwarts Scarf for the Library Fund Raiser and for M’s Georgia Tech scarf. I think you can figure out which colors are for which scarf. The yarn on the right is for the Fund Raiser Hat and Scarf. This stuff is delightful! It is soft as anything and a little fuzzy and silky and has a great drape and I will certainly use it again! I’ve already started on the FRH&S.

bad luck
scarf

I’ll post the pattern when I’ve finished the scarf. I think they’re pretty. There is nothing more fun to make than a cabled scarf. Now I have to go, Betty insists that it’s time for lunch. I think her watch is fast.

PS I got to the arms on M’s Cardigan! Work on that project is temporarily suspended due to the Library Knitting Time Crunch.

Stash

I sat up a while last night and knit until the pattern got too complicated (or rather, I was too tired for the pattern). Which means that I am about 10 inches from the cast on edge. Armholes and neck shaping don’t happen until 16 3/4.

rocking chair knitting

Lucy has developed a love of yarn. She takes whole balls (about half her size) and carries them down the hall to hide under the bed. I guess she’s making a stash. Last night, she grabbed the one attached to M’s Cardigan (which, incidentally, was hidden underneath an afghan) and took off down the hall. Since Lamb’s Pride comes in pull skeins, my knitting stayed in the chair and the ball of yarn made a long trail down the hall and into the bedroom. When Lucy discovered that it was still attached to something, she chewed through the offending trail and placed the rest of the ball under the bed with three others. All the yarn has been recovered and I have been rethinking my knitting bag arrangements. Perhaps I should switch to bags with zippers.

Now I am off to watch a little more television and knit. Maybe I’ll make it to the armholes by tonight.

Houston

How many more days ’til November?

Rita Track on Wednesday

Here are some knit bloggers on the Texas Gulf Coast. Just to keep y’all informed.

As for me, I’m waiting to see how quickly this thing turns north (and how big it gets) to decide if I need to bring in the hanging plants. I’ve also been wishing (as usual) for a down-grade. To pass the time, I’ve been working on M’s cardigan. The pattern is titled “Men’s V-Neck Cardigan” and is by Mari. You can take a peek at the promised results here. As I was looking for the v-neck, I had to scroll through a whole bunch of intriguing patterns!

I ordered Great Gran some yarn which I thought was the right yarn but it turns out I was wrong. She shouldn’t have thrown away the yarn bands. Knowing that the yarn came in a doughnut shape with a pale band is just not enough to go on! I did get the brand right (Rowan). I’ll be calling in the morning to see if the nice folks at Yarn Market can figure out where I went wrong.

Elspeth Away

I seamed Elspeth, tried her on (she fits, but looks weird, thus no pictures) and packed her up to mail to Mom.

in box

After my visit to the post office, I started work on the The Fund Raiser Scarf and Hat. I developed a Prototype Scarf fairly quickly.

world's shortest scarf

It wasn’t far to a completed Prototype Hat.

hat

Before you get too excited about the speed of development of these items, just remember that there are only so many ways to decrease the top of a hat.

When I placed the order with Knit Picks (seriously have you seen their prices?) I had yet to put three cables in the scarf. So now I’m all worried that I didn’t get enough yarn. I am going to work around this little difficulty by making the hat first, reviewing my yarn supply and determining if I should make the scarf with just two cables. Knitting is always an adventure!