07 March 2009

My adventures in knitting continue

I'm knitting today. I've got two projects going right now - both scarves but totally different.

This first one (I've shown it here before) is getting longer and longer.

It's a series of knit 2, purl 2 (repeating) for two rows and then purl 2, knit 2 (repeating) for two rows. I'm using size six knitting needles. It makes a neat waffle pattern. 

I've had soem "learning experiences" with this scarf. About 1/2 way from where I am now, I realized I was using one size six and one size 10 knitting needle. Woops! I switched back to two size six needles. It made the scarf slightly narrower, but once it's worn it I don't think it will be too noticeable. 


The second scarf is made with bumpy orangey yarn. I'm making it wider and shorter than the scarf above.

It has a great texture. the yarn is 100 percent pima cotton, purchased at cedesigns & Yarn Shoppe, in Bismarck.

I found Ravelry last week. It's an amazing resource and network for knitters. My name on Ravelry is bisongirl - if you're on, look me up. I wish there was a Ravelry for quilters. How neat that would be.

I kind of feel like I'm cheating on my quilting. I've been spending so much time with knitting lately. I'm really starting to miss quilting. Next week I plan to quilt more.

I've been catching up on old girly classic movies. Wendy, the woman I share an office with, is loaning me some of her collection to watch. Last weekend I watched The Sound of Music. This weekend I'm loaning Mary Poppins. I can't believe I've never seen these movies before now. They're so fun! The Sound of Music is definitely my new all-time favorite movie. 

1 comment:

Sara said...

I really like the orange scarf (I like them both but am really drawn to the orange one). I don't think you'll be able to notice the narrowing of the 1st scarf. Well done!

Wait. Hold the phone. You have never seen Sound of Music? How is that possible? Welome to the fanclub! It is one of my all time favorites!