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Monday, February 1, 2010
Short Attention Span
The problem with knitting scarves (slower than backwards) and BLOGGING about it, it's hard to show interesting progress pictures. Here look it's the scarf, it looks the same, but um it's longer? And because I knit so incredibly slow...I am wondering if my knitting blog can be compared to watching paint dry. What do you think? Tell me, be honest. Smirk.
Well here's Lilac Blooms the same but longer.
It really is a fun knit and easily memorized...I don't even need my pattern notes any more. If I was smart I would work on a draft of the actual finished pattern, so it'll be done and finished once this scarf is completed. (First I gotta steal back my desktop from the kids).
Because I don't have enough to knit, this weekend I started a new project. It was at first someone else's pattern, but then because I am me I just started doin' my own thing. So a hat turned into a snood. (I have been wanting to make a snood for a while now).
I know it doesn't look very snoody, yet. Does it look snoody from this angle?
No? Yeah, looks like a blob to me too. I am not sure if it WILL be a snood once I am done, but I have hopes. High grand hopes. It's going to fly off the needles soon though, as I am knitting on size 9 needles.
I am in desperate need of a finished project. Oh what happened to the Lace Ribbon scarf that was very nearly complete? I am still plugging away...I just got, erm, distracted. Grin.
I am waiting for it to grow to my size. I think I have one more foot of knitting...I think. Heck, this may turn into The Scarf That Never Ends.
Visually it would be awesome to present the name I decided upon with a splashy beautiful, scrumptious work in progress shot. A lovely photographed close up that shows precisely why, Aegis, is SUCH a great name for this scarf of mine.
Sadly, I have misplaced my camera (once again--seriously I need a clapper for that thing. I suspect the camera and the remote have gone off on holiday together.) and I can't give you that photo.
But I did give you a name, Aegis. It means shield and it sounds really nifty. Eeejiss. And there isn't any other pattern by that name on Ravelry either. (It did come down to a pattern name search on Ravelry to decide between Athena and Aegis).
Everyone might be aware of it, but since I tend to be wrapped up in my own style and ignore current fashion: I just noticed it today. Scarves. They are everywhere...and not the heavy duty-wear with a coat when it's cold. But it seems everyone is wearing scarves all the time.
I like FINALLY being in fashion. Grin.
And it's a good thing I LOVE to design scarves.
I am making great progress on my newest scarf (still un-named, too busy knitting!). I have about 4 repeats done...yes, I am slow!! Anyone want to test knit? See if they can beat me to the finish line?
Anyway, let's hope this scarf trend continues. Speaking of scarves: The Lace Ribbon scarf is going well too (even though I noticed a teeny mistake--that I am proudly NOT ripping out). This scarf is my carry around project, the pattern is easily memorized. The Crayzee Scarf--is going at a snails pace, grin.
I am making some nice progress on my newest design. Still have no name for it though, even though I have had lot's of lovely suggestions. I am still thinking ancient greek, but perhaps more Spartan, more warrior. Actually I have been too busy knitting and haven't referenced my greek legends.
I've finished both the first non-repeating motif and the first repeating motif.
I am, as always, worried that I won't have enough yarn. So I have been feverishly looking up "stats" of other scarves and such. I am also making good use for my new scale and am weighing everything. LOL. Jamey thinks I need to chill.
I am LOVING knitting with this Handmaiden Sea Silk. This stuff is like a siren. I want to buy more so I can ALWAYS have a Sea Silk project. It's incredibly soft. I keep the project stored in a gallon zip lock bag and the first thing I do before I reach in to take the project out: I stick my nose in the bag and inhale. Ah the smell of the sea. It's captivating. A true yarn thrall. I might look to the Odyssey for name inspiration.
The product of my yarn thrall. And yes, Robyn, it does smell of the sea. You can especially smell the sea when you stick your nose in that hole.
I was a good girl and resisted casting on, so I could finish up some housework. Yea! Cookie for me. Grin. Then of course as soon as I was finished...I cast on. Wow. This yarn is so soft--it's an utter delight to work with.
By this afternoon, I can present the border edge for my new scarf.
So far the colours are looking fab--I am excited to see how the transition works out.
I am still brainstorming a name for this scarf. I am thinking something Grecian, martial, Spartan--some name from Ancient Greece. No I am not naming it Xena