!Surprise! Plans Change
Works in Progress
Almost as soon as I posted “Doing the Numbers (part 2)” I realized that I’d forgotten an important one. The number of stitches for the goat motif was, in fact, pretty close to the number of stitches in the first skein of yarn.
Somehow I must have thought that having two skeins of yarn involved would mean it was OK. Since it’s stranded, and the background color will be used on all rows, I’d be cutting it too fine. Not a big problem, I’ve found some lovely abstract motifs in the same book, they’re just smaller.
it’s going to look fantastic.
The Picotty is coming along fairly well. I think it’s going to work, but I have two more rounds of crochet ribbing with splitty yarn, so I’m doing a bit at a time, even though I’m almost done. I’ve really slowed down on it, because I was doing it in my ‘brainless knitting’ time, and the splittiness means it needs more concentration than that.
So I started a new ‘brainless’ project. Tamara Kelly’s Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf, using some recycled sari silk yarn I got on eBay some time ago. It seems like the perfect pattern to handle the ‘clown barf’ problem and show off the yarn.
I was planning on just having four WIPs, really, but I actually found the perfect recipient for a knitted gift I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. I’ll post pics, and details, at a later time, but the project uses bits of three or four yarns from my stash and one skein of novelty yarn which I’ll have to go hunting for. Yes, I know, yarn diet and all, but I’ve already ordered the cotton yarn for one of the ‘big projects’ I wasn’t going to buy any more yarn before I got… and I’m not going to need the novelty skein until the end, so that’s OK, right?