June 8, 2005

..and now for some yarn content

I sure have been remiss in posting my project progress. With my shoulder and all I have not been doing much on the crafting front. Tonight, while watching a not so good movie I decided to work some more on my Manly Scarf. It is coming right along. I seem to work very slowly on this scarf as I am using the metal needles and not really enjoying it (maybe that is why I only have this much progress for starting it 2 months ago). I keep freaking out that I am going to drop a stitch! I purposely did not use the flash for the photo so you could see the detail of the stitch - oh and the scarf is really straight but the picture makes it look crooked. I am making this scarf for dh but I am wondering if it is too narrow and if I will be the one ending up wearing it. Dh says he likes the width but I am just going to wait and see.

...as for my other projects. My knitted shawl is almost done. I have just about 5 rows or so but I am trying to decide if I want to add an additional round to make it wider. It is really hard to tell how big it currently is. I would take a picture but with the fuzzy yarn it just looks like a giant fuzz ball. I think for my next project I need to pick a yarn that will show off the pattern nicely. Does anyone know of any pretty shawl patterns? What I am finding so far has been limited.

Now I am ashamed to say that UFO #1 is still at the same stage it was one when I first posted about it. I just have not picked it up. I am hoping that I can work on it some this weekend.


  1. Here's the shawl pattern I'm currently using. It's not the easiest to follow, but it is pretty.

  2. Thanks Pam.

    I have seen this pattern and was thinking it would be one that I would like to make. Thanks for the link.

  3. I think that's a lovely scarf! My beloved wants one for fall, but I'm concerned about my ends stitches - they always seem to be extra loopy...

  4. Basketweave is the bane of my existence - I understand your concerns! But it looks great!

  5. Thank you Cin.

    This particular pattern has a knit stitch as the first and last stitch of each row. So far all of my projects have started or ended with knit stitches. I hear that is supposed to keep the ends from getting loose.

  6. Michaele - Thank you. The basketweave does take some getting used to. It is not hard but I have to pay attention to where I am. I keep counting. 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4, LOL!

    Jen - Thank you. I am hoping that when it is finished that DH likes it. Right now he thinks it is lumpy. :-)

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