Sunday, November 18, 2007

My So Called Scarf

I got back from California from my business trip yesterday morning. It sure was nice to get off the plane and for the weather to be warm and the sun shining. It is one of the reasons I took the job here in Seattle. I knew that every month or so I'd be flying down to Oxnard and I'd get out of the rain and the cold. And although I think I've been doing well adjusting to the weather here, I didn't realize how much I missed the sun until I was back in it again!

On the plane I worked on My So Called Scarf. I started last Wednesday but I was having a hard time with the stitch pattern. It is an easy stitch pattern to remember but I kept forgetting an increase after a decrease every few rows or so, so it was coming out wonky on the sides.

So I decided to make the Bainbridge Scarf instead using the stitch pattern from My So Called Scarf. But I couldn't figure out how to get the stitch pattern to look the same in the round as knit flat. So I did the K1P1 that the pattern calls for but because I didn't have a measuring tape, I wasn't able to check gauge and it was WAY TOO BIG.

So I went back to knitting flat using the original stitch pattern for My So Called Scarf. I haven't decided if I'm going to keep knitting on it to make the My So Called Scarf or knit only 24 inches and seam it up and make the Bainbridge Scarf.

I guess I could make both. Keep knitting this as the My So Called Scarf and use a different yarn and the K1P1 for the Bainbridge Scarf. I think if I do that, I'll send the My So Called Scarf to my MIL because it is red and she could wear it to her Red Hat Ladies get togethers. Both her birthday and Xmas are in December so the timing is good. And I don't really have many Xmas gifts knitted yet either!

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