I’m Slow

You wouldn’t believe how much extra yarn I brought with me … enough for an Afghan and several hats and we’re almost 3 weeks into the trip and I haven’t even gotten half of this scarf knit but there is progress.

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We went to Freeport again today and didn’t expect the large crowds. I didn’t realize they were having their pumpkin festival but I do remember going several years ago at night and seeing all the pumpkins lit up. We didn’t stay that late this year.

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We’d planned to go into Portland this evening and wander around a while and then get dinner out but after getting home late this afternoon, we decided leftover soup would do for dinner and we spent a quiet evening listening to music and I worked on my scarf.

On my needles

I have a scarf and a cowl in progress but that didn’t prevent me from casting on another scarf a couple nights ago, I wanted mindless knitting that didn’t require me to look at a pattern.

Pattern is Yowza weigh it shawl and I’ve knit it many times before

Yarn is Miss Babs Yowza, color is Iolite

Needles – size 9

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Cast on

Waves of Blue scarf – free pattern on Ravelry.

Yarn – Cascade 220 superwash

Needle size – 9

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I have yarn for a scarf for myself but it needs to be wound so once again, I pulled something from stash to knit a donation scarf. I can’t stand not having some knitting to pick up and work on.

Weaving

I mentioned a while back that I’ve been tempted to get into weaving after watching what Terri has been creating on her loom … but I’ve got way too much on my to do list to even think of taking up a new hobby even if I do have more than enough yarn here! So recently my sister Debbie started posting on Facebook about her new loom and weaving efforts … imagine my surprise this morning to open a package from her with this lovely woven shawl. Which of course led to a text conversation about looms! NO … I am not buying a loom … at least not this year! This will be nice for those dinners in over cooled Florida restaurants or when traveling – I always get cold in airports

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In the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy my knitting! Progress is being made on another donation scarf while we watched the Tour de France.

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Cast off

I probably could have knit another row before casting off but after running out of yarn for the first time ever during the cast off on my last scarf, I decided to play it safe and use the yarn weight given in the pattern.

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This is the Yowza Weigh it Scarf but I added a ribbed edge instead of the ruffle on this one. It’s a crescent shape and really warm and cozy!

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The yarn looks more brown in the photo but it’s a pretty burgundy with lighter red highlights. This one along with 7 other scarves will be donated this fall. My Mom’s Church in VA has a group that makes and donates scarves from donated yarn so instead of yarn, I’ll donate the finished scarves.

Tour de France

This is something you won’t normally see – I never sit in the family room and watch TV when Keith is out of town except during the Tour de France. Hours of knitting each night cuddled up with Finn! I’m making good progress on the burgundy scarf and am already knitting the ribbed edge. Of course there are LOTs of stitches on my needles so it will still take a little while to finish it up but I think I’m going to cast on something for me after this one – I’ll have 8 to donate next time I go up to VA.

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Better!

I left the house for the first time in a week … definitely on the mend now.

My Knitting is progressing and I cast off the multi rib scarf a couple nights ago. (It does need blocking but I love it)  It will go in the donation pile.

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Last night I picked up my Party of Five cowl … I’ve just got one section left but I should have left myself better notes, it took a while to figure out where I was.

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I’ve got a new scarf I want to try, a feather and fan pattern and I pulled a couple yarn possibilities.

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I won’t start it yet because it’s one that I have to look at the pattern to knit … those I listen to audiobooks and the Party of Five Cowl is a one of those also where I have to follow the pattern and count rows… but I am going to cast on a Yowza shawl tonight while I watch some Netflix on the iPad (I’m in a up all night, sleep all morning routine right now) and I need mindless knitting for watching TV (Wallander – very slow but good when you get into it. Perfect for knitting –  not a lot of action). I’m going to put a rib edging on this one rather than the ruffle I usually do!

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I’m making progress on my RWB half square triangles too but I won’t share a photo because it looks basically the same as the other day but with a few more blocks up on the design wall. I’m more than half way done with making the blocks now.