Yoga was pretty good:) Mad rush of self-esteem in a beginner’s class!
I am responsible for the design flaws in this one & cannot cast blame on anyone else. This scarf started life as a gift for Ms. Mittens. It’s Noro Silk Garden, and was to be a match for the fingerless gloves she was first gifted. It’s edged with the Sea Foam pattern from Nicky Epstein’s “Knitting beyond the Edge” http://www.nickyepstein.com/node/7 and has a zig zag eyelet throughout. The stitches are great but the sides are curling, and I wanted to give her a warmish scarf. Ms. Mittens got Puff, and I have this much in train:
See the curling after the sea foam edge? With Spring on its way, I’m now getting the vibe to mount a defence against the curling. I have an idea but the peg bag fiasco is an open wound, so I’ll be taking care not to go crazy with the fixer-upper ideas again… See, I may be mad with Debbie Bliss for not fitting peg bag to wooden hangers but I’m big enough to admit bending a drycleaner’s hanger wasn’t my brightest moment…
It’s labeled ‘scarfette’ because I’m short on yarn. I’ve gone 1 of 2 skeins, and it’s apparent that this baby should not aspire to knotting or tying of any kind. Now, I got it recently from a LYS, and they probably still have an extra skein. But truth be told, I am waaay over-budget on yarn/ discretionary spending. So, a pin will do, and scarfette it shall become.
Oh, and yes, I did finish the first Norwegian mitten. Thumb and all. It’s a bit, shall we say, snug. I am itching to cast on for the left mitten but I wasn’t up to sitting at the table for long stretches after yoga class no. 1… Hopefully, arnica will help me through this return to exercise!
Tomorrow, I am having lunch with someone, and fully expect it will be awkward from start to finish. I’ll wear my handknit socks for moral support:) Wish me luck!