Saturday, January 30, 2016

Zick Zack Scarf

Made this using leftover yarns from other projects.  Super easy pattern.  K5, K2tog,K4, Kfb. That's it. 

Blocking it in front of the gas fire place so it would dry quicker. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brooklyn Tweed Jared Flood Guernsey Wrap

There is a group of us doing this as a winter KAL.  Group projects, knitting weekend away with the girls, a day trip to Webs every two months and get togethers with the knitting girls for lunch now and then all help make the winter go a little bit faster. And if it doesn't exactly do that, it sure beats pissing and moaning about the weather.  :). I stash busted and used 3 balls of Paton's 100% wool.  Mine turned out approx. 16" wide by 70" long after blocking. It's sort of an oddball size project because it is not quite a wrap or shawl size but it's also too wide to be a scarf.  The next one I'm making wider.  Started it last night using a Valley Yarn Amherst in a natural color.  Piccollage has gotten really annoying by making their watermark larger.  Probably their way of encouraging people pay the fee to have it removed. Good business for them but annoying as hell for us.  The pattern is Jared Flood's from Brooklyn Tweed and it's called Guernsey Wrap.  You can buy the pattern on Ravelry.  Fast and fun pattern because it's all charted out and after a while very predictable.  It is only knits and purls but the variety of patterns keeps you motivated and interested but not too complicated to do during social knitting.  I did this one in 6 days mostly while listening to hockey or football games.  (Yeah yeah Tom Brady is the devil...blah blah blah.).  If our TV turned into a radio, I'd be the last to notice.  I did a Russian join for the first time on this project.  Loved it....doing it on all my projects from now on and the bind off was a Sewn Bind Off.  Really easy and a nice finish.  I found awesome directions in a book titled "Cast On Bind Off" by Leslie Ann Bestor.  Like how my gray knitting mug conveniently coordinates with the project :)