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Bobble bobble

Bobbles are very hard on the hands.  Well, at least mine.  I finished the first piece of the Dolly Bag which has bobbles as a finished upper edge.  It took me some time to figure out the directions, but the result is worth it.  I’m sure there is a better way to complete the bobble, but I’m doing what works.  To give my hands a break I picked up some very soft acrylic to make a scarf with, I’m about 1/3 of the way done.  Then it will be back to bobbles.

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The scarf that never ends…

Has finally ended!  Thank God!  I felt like I was knitting forever on that silly thing.  it is still curled and looks like a tubular scarf with ruffled edges, but I’ll try to block it out today and see what happens.  Regardless of the results, its kind of cute when wrapped a couple of times.  Don’t think I’d make another given how long it took and I have so many other projects awaiting attention.  But bottom line…not bad.

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The concept of length

I’ve always known I’m a terrible judge of distance, but now I really know.  My yellow ruffled edge scarf is progressing, slowly!  I previously thought I’d made it half way.  But I’ve been told by my daughter that it’s  not even close to being half way.  I guess it’s the type of scarf that needs lots of length in order to loop around a couple of times.  I only hope I can take care of the curled edges.  It will be very cute if it lies flat.  Perhaps I’ll have to make my first attempt at blocking.  If I ever get back to the knitting group, I’ll have a couple of people to ask.  But that’s another story….

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Ruffles on a scarf

After my frustrated bout with trying something new, I finished up the dish clothes and was still itching to do something different.  So I did a bit of research on the web, found a new pattern and took up my needles and the yellow yarn (that was bought for the purse, but was the wrong weight).  I wanted to teach myself how to knit a ruffle on the end of the scarf.  I tried following the pattern, several times in fact, but it wasn’t really working out for what I had in mind.  After a few attempts, I bagged the pattern and went with my own version.  My only question now, why does it have to curl at the edges?  I’m only about half way done with the length, my arthritis is acting up, so its slow but steady knitting.

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Knit zero purl even less

Does this say it all or what!  I finally gave up on the Olympics scarf.  I’ll take it up again for next year (hopefully).  I went back to my tiny scarf project, made a mistake that couldn’t be fixed, and ended up just ripping up the whole thing.  Ugh!  Frustrated and wanting to knit SOMETHING, I went back to dish clothes.  I love the feel and dry-ability of the Lily cotton so I thought I’d whip up a couple before the holiday, give a few as gifts, etc.  What I hadn’t planned on was getting sick, and loosing so much time sitting around.  I’m now back home and able to knit for brief periods as my IV site heals.  When will I be productive?

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Tiny knitting

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.

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Too little time

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!

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