Friday, November 21, 2008


Yeah, it was one of those experiences. I started a project for myself. I had about 30 rows done, had felt confident and toted it to work, but lost count. Frogged multiple times after deciding I wanted it bigger, and I didn't like my original cast on rows, etc. So after about 4 to 6 ripping sessions, I've now got about 40 rows done. I've started the buttonhole scarf (#37) from the Fall 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting. However, I've made some modifications. I don't really want an extra-wide scarf, and so I've slightly narrowed it. I have 4 rows of garter stitch, and I've got a 4 garter stitch repeat on each edge surrounding the basket weave buttonhole pattern. I'm using the Knit Picks Mainline yarn, which is 75% cotton/25% merino wool. Black, as it's for work. I like the blend, as it will be warm without being itchy wrapped around my frozen neck. It tends to get down to the low 30's/high 20's winter nights out there. Not looking forward to it, but it gives me incentive to knit faster I suppose.

Seeing Tara's dilemma with Xmas knitting, I totally understand. I want to get one more quick project knocked out for gifting, but have determined I'll have to start really early if I want to get more handmade projects done in time for Holiday 2009...

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