November 24, 2010 § 9 Comments
It’s Wednesday! That means it’s WiP Wednesday / WiPW / Whipwuh!
This is the scarf pictured a few weeks ago, only it’s much tinier. I didn’t realize that I screwed up the direction and the idea that it would straighten out was wrong 😦 so, I had to frog all of it and ended up restarting on larger needles.
It doesn’t look like anything now, but it’s going to be a stuffed animals. I don’t really want to say what exactly it’s going to be quite yet, but the colors should give it away.
Started swatching for my All Day Beret.
My “grandpa scarf” hasn’t moved much. I’m using Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s pattern which is really easy…I’m just lazy.
This scarf…oh, this scarf. Let me tell you about this scarf. I’m making this for the OFA Red Scarf Project, using the Palindrome pattern, in Cascade’s Eco+ wool. I started on size 10 needles and used the single cast-on method, which looked pretty awful with the pattern. Then I messed up the cable pattern…frogged it. Started again, same cast-on, made it to two cable repeats, but it looked too loose. Frogged it. Used long-tail cast-on, still looked too loose. Frogged it.
Then I got my needles and decided it would be better with a smaller needle size. Started on a size 8, long-tail cast on, perfect! By two cable repeats I realized it was too narrow. Frogged it. Casted on 12 extra stitches, same cast-on, and I’ve made it to three cable repeats. So far, so good, except for one tiny issue. My size 8 needles don’t fit on the cable properly, where one side is too loose and the other has an unsightly gap. Rather than turn green and start smashing things, I emailed Knit Picks and now there’s a replacement size 8 set in the mail. I’m only a little worried about reaching the deadline, 3 weeks feels like plenty of time as long as there aren’t any more issues.
If the toy wasn’t enough to prove that I’m still crocheting, then there’s this, the Madison Shrug. I spent a few weeks swatching and now I’m still finishing the first sleeve. So far so good, I love the yarn I’m using (Spa by Naturally Caron)…just lazy as always. 😀
That’s it for now – have a great Thanksgiving holiday!