A Secretary Is Not A Toy: W.I.P.

Coming along nicely, after two lace pattern increase repeats of Saroyan, by Liz Abinante. This is the knitted gift scarf for Debbie at the Joslyn Center, Recreation Park, El Segundo, California. She’s a 656 “Real Teal” fan and has saved my but a couple of times when I have forgotten my name badge.

A Secretary Is Not A Toy

My Blue Period

Supermassive Black Hole
Supermassive Black Hole

Having not heard, nor seen V. in over two weeks, my mood is slipping, but I refuse to surrender completely by throwing myself into creativity. These are the projects am currently focused on:

Supermassive Black Hole

A Secretary Is Not A Toy
A Secretary Is Not A Toy

Finally found a pattern – Hoodie Cowl by Jessie Rayot – that will match the black/blue yarn I received from El Segundo Slipt Stitchers (ESSS) Rosa. At least, I think so. The pattern calls for a K size or similar and I think that will match the weight of the yarn.

I believe I saw correctly; this is a crochet hoodie pattern.

Drive
Drive

A Secretary Is Not A Toy

I also found this pattern: Saroyan by Liz Abinante. Red Heart Super Saver Real Teal  is for the knit gift scarf I’ll be making for the ESSS secretary, Debbie.

Drive

I’ll be using Helvellyn by Lily Kate France to make another hoodie – knit this time – with this Ella Rae Mega in Royal Blue that I acquired before Needlepoints West closed.

 

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy: Help!

“Just someone his mother might know…

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy

I am at yellow marker. Instructions say: “Row 3: Knit to last stitch before turn, k2 together, k3, turn work.”

Do I knit to last stitch before white (LEFT) marker or knit all the way to the end, past white marker?

I’ve attached finished shawl shape for reference. Hoping to finish before Saturday ESSS short row show ‘n’ share.

THANKS!

Arroyo
Arroyo

Measuring Up

“Captain Fantastic, raised and regimented, hardly a hero…

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?Measuring Brother, Can You Spare A Dime , – there’s my friend again; I’m beginning to like him – because I have some purple wool – recently untangled by I – I could use.

41.5 (x2) = Total L = 83 in x 33 avg W

If I’m correct, I need 99 L based on my W…pattern check:

Remember that you need the 1:3 ratio to get the correct sizing for folding. Since our width is 13″ (ish) we need the length to be 39″ (ish).

…I was right!

Like A PrayerDing! Dang! So I need sixteen more inches…and I just realized the purple wool I had in mind to finish this matches the fiber content of Like A Prayer Shawl…LIGHTBULB!…that would make a nice felted knit bag also with the existing color blocking…OMG! Especially, if it measures up for the same bag!

Bing! Bang! Make it so!

But then I have no other wool on hand to continue with Brother, Can You Spare A Dime. 😦

Oh, but then I find something made 90% of New Wool. New Wool? Will it felt. On hold…tomorrow will call International Trade Association Office of Textiles and Apparel.

In the meantime, I suppose I will commence Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy.

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy