I decided I didn’t want to do homework today so I pulled out my knitting instead. I had lots of light so I thought I’d pick up the Tiny scarf. I was a bit brain dead since I had to remember how to increase…
I finished a number of rows, I’m up to 33 stiches on the needle. I need to get to 50 before I make the turn and the pattern will get interesting. Some of my husband’s friends came in and started making fun of my scarf. Although I must admit it doesn’t look like much of a scarf yet, unless it’s for a doll, a small doll.
I think this will be one of those on-going pieces that will take a LONG time.
I realize that I’m getting older, but I can do so without all the pain. At times the arthritis in my left hand makes it difficult and painful to knit. Perhaps I need to learn a new way to hold my needles? Perhaps an arthritis med would help? All I know is that I’m not get much knitting done.
Totally says it all. I wanted to start something easy to take along on my evening knits so I started a Special Olympics Scarf. It is easy. It’s for a good charity. Now I just need time to work on it. Urrrrgh!
As mentioned in my last post, long ago that it was, I started working on an interesting scarf using size 2 needles. After many attempts to get the scarf going, I had about and inch finished when I broke a needle. No problem, I had four more. I say “had” because when I got to about 2 inches I broke another one. I guess I don’t know my own strength! Bad joke, I know. The project will be slow going as I need very good light, in order to see the very small stiches, and refreshed eyes. Someday…
Filed under needles, scarves
Not one of my favorite tasks. Usually I can avoid it completely but I recently purchased some beautiful yarn that can not be used unless it becomes a ball first. So, I started rolling, used my knees for a while, then my husband’s hands, then my knees again. Surprisingly the ball itself wasn’t as big as I thought it would be.
Once completed I started work on a new scarf pattern. I’m using a size 2 needle. The smallest I’ve ever used and I’m not doing so well. I’ve had to rip out and restart. I’ve tried three times now and decided to quit for the night. I keep dropping a stitch. The pattern calls for every other row to be a purl stitch. For some reason, my purl stitch is tighter than my knit and I’m finding it difficult to increase. I’ll try again tomorrow. Thank goodness I find the process relaxing, even if I get nothing done.
I’ve started and stopped four baby booties. I probably shouldn’t have started in the first place as I do not have the correct sized needles. The pattern calls for a size 1 and I tried using a size 2.5. I thought it would be close enough. Wrong! I tried adjusting the pattern, that didn’t work. I tried a different yarn, that didn’t work with either of the two attempts with that. I finally gave up when I actually snapped the needle in half. It must be the pattern. At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself.