Sunday, June 25, 2017

More of My Favorite Things!

It's been a while since I updated you on the progress of my Favourite Things infinity scarf.  It's sort of at a stand still at the moment because I'm not happy with the motif I've just added and I'm trying to decide if I should rip it out.

As you know, I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so it was an obvious thing to include in my scarf.  I found a ready-to-go chart of the Buffy B on an old Craftster thread and hopped right to it without doing ay kind of gauge check (isn't that how all my sad stories start?)

Anyway, as you can see, my stitches are taller than the gauge of the person who designed the chart, so my B is stretched out.  People are telling me that it is still recognizable and not as bad as I think.  They may be right.  What do you think, dear readers?

So, in conclusion, things are on pause until I decide what to do here.  In all likelihood, I will rip it out.  Why...?  Because I wish I had ripped out the cats at the beginning of the scarf, and I didn't because people said they looked fine, and now I regret it.  I think I may just need to trust my gut when it comes to this kind of stuff.

Anyway, here is a little video of the scarf so far, before I started the B.  It's pretty fun!!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

To Finish or To Frog?

Last Spring I began knitting a cowl out of sock yarn... which is exactly as tedious as it sounds.  I chose this pattern because it's supposed to look awesome with variegated yarn, but I'm not sure the effect is anything to write home about.  Also, I don't even wear cowls.

So, all of the above signs point to frogging this beast.  But... I've already put so much work into it and I'm halfway there... and someone I know would surely wear it.  Right?  Are these just excuses we tell ourselves?  Or valid reasons to slog on?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

FO: Peppermint Mocha Socks

To be totally honest, I don't love these socks.  Not a huge fan of the yarn and I really don't like short row heels.  Luckily, my mother loves them so she gets a gift!  :)

yarn details
Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 74767
80% Wool, 20% Nylon
machine wash, lay flat to dry
$10.99 per 357 yard / 100 gram ball

project details
pattern: "Peppermint Mocha Socks" by C.C. Almon; available to purchase for $5.50 on Ravelry
needles: size 1.5 (2.5mm) wood dpns (knit picks)
yarn used: 0.78 skeins (279 yards)
size knit: medium (CO 64 st)
finished size: top of cuff to bottom of heel: 7.5”; top off cuff to top of heel: ~5.5”; back of heel to end of toe: 9”
duration: December 24, 2016 - April 2, 2017