Monday, April 16, 2012

Halfway there

I now have 13 of 24 repeats done. Woo! Things are going a little more quickly, but I still need to pay really close attention. I'm still occasionally ending a row with too many or too few stitches. I'm trying not to get to angsty about it.

It's starting to curl up like a snake. Blocking becomes more and more a certainty of this scarf's future.
OCD chart counting!

Monday, April 09, 2012

It's starting to look like something now

I did a ton of work on the skinny scarf this weekend. I now have 10 of 23 pattern repeats done. It takes me a couple of hours to do one repeat (which consists of 16 rows), so I suppose that means I spent most of the weekend knitting. When I wasn't reading or drinking Very Strong Beer.

You can't even tell where I messed up and lost count!

And I may just have enough yarn to knit the whole thing. I wasn't sure at first.

The obligatory closeup shot. I'm still convinced that this will look (a) totally different, and (b) way better after it's been blocked.

Monday, April 02, 2012

I kind of dig knitted lace

Things I like about knitted lace: (1) you only have to fret about the pattern every other row. (2) Watching the pattern emerge. (3) For a skinny scarf, only 49 stitches!

The edging and I believe 3 of 23 pattern repeats.

Things I don't like about knitted lace: (1) The alternating row is all purls (unless it's a sock, in which case it's all knits, which rocks). (2) Having to pay close attention to where you are in the row. (The Husband interrupted me this weekend, which made me lose my place, which made me mess up the pattern. I still don't know how to unknit a slip one, knit two together, pass one over.)

I think this should be really nice once it's blocked.