Monthly Archives: October 2013

And We Have a FO and a Half FO…

We have a finished scarf!  The scarf is about 66 inches long.  I wasn’t really sure how long it should be.  I didn’t want it to be too long & I didn’t want it to be too short.  So I kinda decided 66 inches would be a good length.

Just to recap, this is the Dapperly Dashing Scarf & Hat pattern  by Stormy Tetreault.  I loved the pattern it was simple & fun & the pattern looks great!  It’s not a simple rib or exciting cables, but the pattern keeps the hat & the scarf interesting.

I do have to say when I started knitting the scarf I was stumped by the “wool forward” stitch.  I searched You Tube & found a couple of instruction videos, I watched them, watched them again….and I said to myself, hmmmmm  that looks a lot like a yarn over.  But I still wasn’t sure that I was understanding the stitch correctly.  So I googled again & read a few posts about the difference between wool forward & yarn over, which to me seemed very similar.  I decided that I would just go ahead start the pattern & see what happens.  So, when I got to the last 3 stitches I moved the yarn to the front & slipped the last 3 stitches.  It made a very nice edge.  I really liked the way it came out.

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Not a Whole Lot Going On

This week’s post will be pretty small.  I don’t have anything new going on from last week.   Still working on the same WIPs so I will just give a quick update.  I’ve been focusing on my scarf & my socks mostly this week.  I started the dishcloth, did about 5 rows & ended up ripping it out because I missed something along the way and just haven’t picked it back up again.

Since I only have about 1 1/2 – 2 hours of knitting time each night when I get home from work, I’ve been splitting that between the scarf & the hat.  LOL, One hour for you & one hour for you.  LOL  🙂

I’m really enjoying the Dapperly Dashing Scarf.  It is a quick 4 row repeat & I just love the way it comes out.  I have about 34 inches done so far.  This may be my go-to pattern when I want something quick and pretty.  🙂

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A Little of This and a Little of That

These past few days have been a bit crazy!  My sister had surgery and I was helping her & watching my 4 year old nephew.  I completely forgot how much energy a 4 year old has!  LOL  Wow!  From the time he woke up to the time he fell asleep he was non-stop!  And talking my ear off!  But I loved every minute of it!

Knitting was done in bits & pieces, which translates into not a whole lot done!  But I was able to finish my 5th dishcloth.  I really liked the pattern, Smocked Dishcloth.  I used size 6 needles & the yarn was Sugar N’ Cream.  It was a fun & quick project.

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I Finished My Hat!!

Last week I started working on the Dapperly Dashing Hat.  I was watching TV & knitting along.  Knit, knit, knit….When I looked down I somehow had doubled the stitches on my needle.  :-/

I think what happened is instead of doing the purl 2 together, I did the KFB.  That’s what I get when I knit and watch TV, giving most of my focus to the TV and not the knitting.  I was almost done with it too!  I took it all apart and started over.  I made sure to pay attention to which row I was on when I was watching TV.  LOL  And it is done!  YAY!  I love the way it came out!  I wasn’t sure if I was going to do the scarf also but I think I am.  It will be a very cute little set.

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