Stacy Knits

Ramblings about knitting and whatever else crosses my mind

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Project Overload

My goal was 10 rows per week on the beautiful Alphabet Baby Blanket. I figure that's a leisurely pace, and it would be done well in advance of baby niece/nephew's anticipated May arrival.

It was a nice goal while it lasted. I should have about 60 rows done by this point. Instead, I'm somewhere around row 20. Really though, it's no big deal. I have plenty of time.

You can see the letters beginning to form. That's a diamond on the far right with the Z beside it. KnitPicks Shine is perfect for a baby blanket!

I have been a busy little knitter though! It's been a long time since I've taken on a fun, instant gratification project for myself. Skylar's tale of woe of her Cashmerino sweater piling in my comments section pushed me over the edge on what to do with my blue Cashmerino. It would be perfect for a scarf and hat combo. And I figure that with the color and how cold it's probably gonna be, it will be perfect to wear to the last football game of the season, Thanksgiving weekend. Ah ha, we have a plan!

I picked up the book Scarf Style. I borrowed this from the library late last winter. I didn't think it would be a book I'd ever buy because I'm not a big scarf knitter but there are so many designs in here that I really loved. So I finally got it. I had planned to use my Cashmerino for Backyard Leaves but glancing through the book, realized I'd completely forgotten about the scarf I loved most in it, Ruffles!

So I present the beginnings of my Ruffles Scarf...

So far, it's going really quickly. I thought it would be a lot slower but since most rows, you aren't knitting a lot of stitches, it flies. I could see doing several of these as gifts. I still want to do Backyard Leaves but that can wait.

I had to have a little hat to go along with it and pumped that out really quickly. It's just a simple roll brim hat. I really didn't even use a pattern, just cast on 88 and began decreasing when it got as long as I wanted it. Since it's Sunday at noon, and I still haven't changed from my pajamas yet, the lovely hat is being modelled by a glass bowl.
I could post 15 pictures of any project, and the color would look different in everyone of them. The scarf pic looks too bright, the hat one is closer but maybe a little dark.

Yay, basketball season officially begins tonight! I've got tickets to tonight and tomorrow's games. Getting Kentucky basketball tickets is no small feat, even for games against lesser opponents so we'll definitely have fun. I may even hear my new hat. We went to the exhibition game Wednesday, and everyone here is so excited for the season, especially after the emergence of Relakin Sims. And we won another football game yesterday! Woo, we're 3-6! Ah, the joys of being a Kentucky football fan. We do have the same conference record as Tennessee, hehehe.


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  • At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Becky said…

    Ooooh...that ruffled scarf is one of my favorites from scarf style. Love the color you choose for it.


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