Sunday, September 28, 2008

Errm, I has a schedule, I think

I've been looking at my schedule, and the things I intend to blog about during the week. Before I moved, started 15 hours of classes, got a job, and became addicted to Ravelry, it was an easy thing to post regularly. Now not so much. I'm going to re-do the regularly scheduled events. I am fairly certain that I am going to get rid of all of them except the Wednesday Happy List, which I want to start doing again.

In the mean time I'm going to ramble a bit about my new horde of WIPs.

This is the pattern that I am using for my first Special Olympics scarf:

It's in Red Heart Super Saver colors Delft Blue and White. If you haven't heard about the Special Olympics Scarf project you can find out more here. After starting this, I realized that the stockinette will curl like mad, and this is acrylic, so it won't block, unless I murder it. I've decided that to combat the curl, I am going to do 10 repeats of the pattern then knit a blue and white striped garter stitch scarf the same length and sew them together. That or I'll experiment with crochet edging.

Next up on the list is another afghan, this time instead of 20,000,000 miles of single crochet I'll be knitting 1X1 squares like this one:

This is being done in Caron Simply Soft Heather Gray and Autumn Red. The finished piece will be 4X4 with 12 gray squares surrounding 4 red squares. Something like this:

You can find the pattern I'm using for the squares here.

I'm also knitting a Friday scarf for a swap. I'm using the deliciously soft and frustratingly slippery Debbie Bliss Pure Silk. Here is my progress so far:

To round out the whole mess of fibery goodness I also started an Easy Peasy Crochet Bag in some Bernat Naturals Soy that has been hanging around for months. I hated knitting with the stuff because it has no elasticity what so ever. Crocheting is going much better. So far it looks kind of like a giant slipper:

I also ordered yarn to make this (ravelry link) on Friday. It's the Hooded Pullover from Vogue Knitting Fall 2008. I fell in love with it the instant I saw it. See why?


Cynthia said...

Washing the acrylic scarf with fabric softener might relax it a little. Another trick, for next time, add 2 stitches along each edge and knit on the purl side and purl on the knit side.

Krista M said...

Oh, that sweater is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the progress.