Has it really been two weeks already since I blogged last?
I can’t believe how the time flies – It seems like I blink – and poof! There goes two weeks. I can hardly remember what I’ve all been up to – other than painting up a new fabric line and trying to keep up with Carter. He is really into everything and wanting all the things he can’t have. The poor little guy gets told no at every turn . . .
I mean seriously, does that face not look like total trouble? And he lives up to that t-shirt. He can destroy our living area in less time than it takes me to make supper. Somehow, before and after pictures of a destroyed living room don’t make for interesting blog pictures . . .oh well, I guess I will just show you a couple finished knits instead.
The first item is a scarf. For some reason, I always feel I should be making more scarves (instead of spending double or triple the time on a sweater). I can’t explain it, but for some reason, when I knit scarves, the time seems to just drag by.
This one wasn’t as bad as some – partly because I made it half the width the pattern called for, but also because every six rows or so you get to unravel the dropped stitch. That’s what makes the open line of stitches in the scarf.
The yarn looked like this when I bought it, so it’s always interesting to see how different it looks in the finished item.
You can find the details here, on Ravelry.
The next item is not one that I am thrilled with. In fact, I haven’t even worn it yet. I knew half way through the project that I was going to run out of yarn, so I ordered more and it came such a different dye lot that it became something else. I ended up having to make do with the yarn I had, so the vest turned out differently than it was supposed to.
This is what the non-matching yarn became – as you can see, the yarns look nothing alike. Even though they came from the same store and have the same name. That is just the reality of hand-dyed yarn, I guess.
The original pattern for the wrap was supposed to look like this -
I thought it was fun and different. I loved the cable pattern and the collar is really pretty. I ended up having to make the collar smaller to make up for not having enough yarn.
There are several ways you can wear it, depending on where you put the fastener.
It was really easy to make. You can see from this picture how it’s constructed. I think I may have to make another one – this time as the pattern is written.
You can find my Ravelry link by clicking here.
That’s all for today. Hopefully I can come up with something more exciting to blog about soon!