I finished my stop-gap scarf. I have a bit of yarn left, but no ideas on what to do with it, so I think I’ll put it aside for right now. I need to block the scarf and take pictures, but once again, I’m not sure what to do next knitting-wise.
I’ve got a swatch that I need to do, but it is so far on the front burner that I need to do it today at my desk. So what will I knit tonight? I have been eyeballing some Linen from Claudia’s Handpainted yarn and I have a hat pattern I want to try it in, so I think I’ll swatch that tonight. I have another yarn that I think I can do a sample in so that can move into the short-term queue. I still haven’t had a chance to prioritize my knitting projects and I’ve been working on not starting anything new, so I am, slightly unraveled.
I finished a scarf for my mother (she’d knit most of it), then redid the button band. But now it is done and blocked, and just needs buttons sewn on. I knit the linen swatch, and have now also done one in wool and everything is blocked.
I’ve taken pictures of my scarf. The pattern isn’t currently available. I did it using this yarn. It weighs in at 62g. These are my observations:
1. I love working this stitch pattern. The anticipation of dropping stitches delights me. It is a perfect application for the flexible long-tail cast on. 1×1 rib is perfect knitting while watching dramas on TV.
2. I should pay more attention. I was supposed to do the buttonhole at 0.75″, not 1.75″. I wasn’t willing to rip back, but I think it is okay.
3. You cannot get the same exact look on a bind off that you can with the cast on. I probably should have used an even larger needle than I did.
4. When you want your stitches to unravel, you need to do it manually–they don’t run down by themselves! If you drop a stitch–watch out, it might take off on its own.