Monday, August 20, 2007


I got my invite last week. I've started to post things to my account, potentialofyarn. I've also gone through my blogroll and tried to add as many of you as possible. Feel free to leave me your Ravelry user name if you have one. (FYI, if you are still waiting, the latest info on their blog is that invites will be going out much faster within a week or two).

Now for the eye candy:

These beautiful cotton scarves were woven by my knitting mentor as a fundraiser for the Seattle AIDS Walk. He also hand painted the multi-colored yarn. I'm taking pictures for him because he's thinking of setting up an Etsy shop. They are gorgeous and I really hope he does. They deserve a wider audience.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

WIP Updates

I've been on vacation this last week, at home, doing projects around the house - painting the home office (which left me without internet for almost a week) and making jam. Plus an emergency root canal, oh joy. And, of course, some time for knitting. So here's the update on my two main projects:

I'm 28 inches into the Chevron Scarf. Which means I still have 7-10 inches to go to be halfway through, depending on how long I end up making it. The lime is a little more lime - vibrant lime - than the picture shows, and it's pooling a little more than I'd like - despite the yarn changes, the pattern of the lime is very noticeable. But I can think of several people who would really love this scarf, and I expect to be making one of them happy come the holidays.

This is a great knitting project to take with me when I'm out and about, and I'm looking forward to trying it in some of the other yarns I have - which is partially why I'm leaning towards a 70, not 77, inch final scarf. I'm also happy to report that I'm doing a lot of Continental knitting on the scarf - pretty much everything except the k2tog and kfb rows. (I've found the knit front and back to be very hard to do left-handed.) This is making the tendinitis in my right arm happy.

Almost done with the third repeat of the Kimono Shawl. I put a lifeline in after the second repeat. Luckily, I haven't had to use it, but I have had another instance or two of tinking a few rows. When I do the purl rows back, I have a tendency to somehow drop the yarnovers. I have to be much more vigilant with lace than I'm used to. Despite that, I'm still passionately in love with this shawl.