Friday, August 26, 2005


Good morning everybody!
I took this picture of Rosco yesterday. I have this really cool canvas basket/box type of thing, which I was storing a ton of yarn in. The basket was not working for me, as far as yarn storage was concerned. So I emptied it all out, and set the basket on the dining room table, while I mulled over it's next purpose of storage. Within minutes I hear a loud slide, crash, thump! I come into the dining room and see that the basket is hanging half off of the edge of the table. And as I’m walking closer I hear this loud, sassy, whiny “meow”, & see one ear poke up out of the basket. I took a bunch of pictures of him in the basket, and naturally he posed for each one, he is a camera slut; this photo is my very favorite of the set (you can see the others on my flickr page). He spent the entire day snoozing & cleaning himself in the basket, guess I am not going to store clean towles in there now. :')

I began the “ so called scarf” yesterday. I did not want it to be as wide as the “pattern” recommended so I cut it down from 30 stitches, to 20. I am totally happy with the width,…I think, maybe 24 stitches, hmmm. The side edges are a little bit wonky to me, and as usual, I hate the way that the stitches right above my cast on edge look on the back side, there is this sort of gap… maybe it all just needs to be blocked after I’m done.
I wasn’t sure, as usual, about the slipping of stitches. When a pattern does not specify slip knit, or purlwise, I never really know. I’ve been told that when the pattern does not specify, it’s always purl wise. But with this pattern, and some others, it just didn’t look right. So I went with the knit slip.

I am trying to decide whether or not to try this on larger needles it seems really stiff and I think that larger needles might help that. What to you guys think?

So my plan for today is to try very hard to ignore the “so called scarf” and concentrate on getting that second sock caught up to the first sock.

10 comments:

  1. You need larger needles! I would go up two sizes.

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  2. what size are you using?
    I think I used 13's when I knit mine

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  3. I'm waching blogs all day long and I found yours which is really nice :)

    cialis

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  4. I just found your blog from your flickr site. I like the way you have it formatted/set-up.

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  5. I'm going to try to tackle this stitch today on some practice yarn until I figure out the psso pattern. It looks like a nice texture. Thans for sharing the info.

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  6. i might even go way up...to i don't know what your needle size now is, but usually function and look of a scarf is how it drapes and to show off the yarn you love.

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  7. I have restarted it on 15's. it is much better. but the stitches on the backside, especially one row above the cast on edge are eally loose! my cast on is anything but loose....hmmm???

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  8. Super fab scarf...I've been meaning to start this scarf for months now...btw, the yarn is extra yummy too.

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  9. I'm a wannabe knitter, just dropping in. But I gotta say: WHAT A CUTE KITTY! :-)

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