Monday Project Report – Not all things go to plan

This week’s “thinking” project was the second block on Vashua’s illusion scarf.  Illusion scarfs are not difficult to make – you just knit every right-side row and then the wrong side row is a combination of knit and purl stitches to create the ridges that form the picture.  But you have to keep track of your counts which is hard to do if your looking at a tv show or chatting with folks.  Good news is that I completed the second robot before the end of the week – here he is.

My goal for that scarf was just to complete the second robot and then it went back into its basket.  That allowed me to start on the next thinking project, which I had thought would be a pair of striped socks.  I had found a pattern quite awhile ago that I had loved and planned to alter by including a peace sign – here it is:

Would have been cute, right?  I was going to do them in pink and blue stripes with a heart in one heal and a peace sign in the other.  Cute, funky – not to be.  First, I could not find light blue or pink fingering weight (much less light fingering weight which the designer used) yarn anywhere.  So after much searching I settled for some blue and white and pink and white varigated yarn – thinking I could still carry the idea through.

Unfortunately, when I started to knit the cuff of the first sock I saw that the yarn itself was self-striping with white stripes running throughout.

This would ruin the pattern as the stripe definition of the pink and blue would be lost.  So off the needles it came and I moved onto plan B – a pair of fingerless mitts in the latest Louisa Harding Kimono Angora yarn.

I am altering the pattern somewhat which I will describe in a later post when they are finished.  I have to see if it will work the way I am thinking first.

On the mindless knitting end, I have 13 inches of boring k2 p2 ribbing and stockinette stitch done of the back of Chris’s baseball jersey pullover.

I have two and a half more inches to go and then I can start to shape the armholes.  This type of knitting you just have to plug your way through.  It is boring and the yarn is a solid grey.  Ugh.  At least with the Araucania yarns you can watch the change in the colors and be happy – but grey?  Sigh.

So, briefly on the family front – we brought the boys to see “Rodney the Reluctant Dragon” at the MacHyden Theater on Saturday.

They won’t let you take pictures of the play so I can’t show you that.  There was one scene where they are all chasing the evil gardener Natasha where Vash was just jumping out of his seat yelling directions to the actors as to which way to go (as were the other kids in the theater).  I thought Jesse would get into it more than he did.

Later we went to visit with their cousin Jessica who has just moved into our County.  We had a great day but it was hot – in the 90s all day.  I did not get any good pictures from that day – sorry.

As for the rest of this week, Chip was busy working on the house yesterday

and the tomatoes are ripening for our Tomato Crab Soup.

Today they are telling us to watch for downpours and then the heat is supposed to return.  Sigh.  At least no court this week.  Enjoy your day all.  I will be spending the week immersed in an appeal for one of my kid clients – and maybe getting some knitting in too.  🙂

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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1 Response to Monday Project Report – Not all things go to plan

  1. danielle says:

    Oh, the robot scarf is coming out great! When you finally give it to him, you MUST take a picture of his reaction!

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