This was the best song title that I could “link” to this knit project. I chose this song title in relation to the fact that I “learned” something I didn’t know before, and re-learned something I did.
Dimensions: 66 x 4/5 inches
Cast on twelve stitches and work stockinette for three rows, alternated with reverse stockinette. I chose use this pattern from an old one I used before; the difference with this one is that there are no chevrons or zig zags…hmmm! I should be able to make zig zags.
This is where I “learned” something new. I learned that double-stranding a bulky and a lace, does actually add weight to the yarn – evidenced by the beginning five-inch width and ending with a four-inch width. However, it seemed that the second ball was a bit thinner also.
I re-learned the need to alternate two multicolor yarns of the same color to avoid different pooling patterns.
This is one of my anthems. I just love the crescendos in this song and Erasure always has such interesting bridges; besides, “it has a good beat that you can dance to.” :D
Dimensions: 94.5 x 6.5 inches
Cast on thirty one stitches and worked arrowhead lace from this excellent online tutorial. After about four pattern repeats, I had the pattern committed to memory, so it was a fairly easy knit. The length of the scarf was determined by the amount of yarn – used up entirely to avoid any scraps.
This will be a gift for my primary care physician, who deserves more than this for putting up with me, especially when I am enraged.
Not a consideration when I began, but I hate the way stockinette knitting curls up. This lace design has spines which enforce the curling by folding. I steamed it and it helped. I didn’t want to get carried away and end up melting the acrylic.
Lastly, when I received the yarn it was a donation in a box with some other stuff. When I opened the box, I was hit with a cigarette smoke bomb. Even as I write this, I can smell it all over again. I hate the thought of washing lace, so I took it over to my mom and asked her to smell the scarf: she smelled nothing, so I just gave it a good steaming. The box with the other yarn is outside airing out!
This yarn is gorgeous, but a pain to work with because of all the hairy fibers and their ability to lock on to each other, making tinking/frogging more difficult. And believe me, with lace there is always one occasion to frog and many to tink. The one good point about this yarn: you don’t have to worry about your tails unraveling!
It is knit in Arrowhead Lace. I think the lady who made the video is excellent in her teach method: slower, concise, no excess information. Simple enough – well, at least for me – lace pattern that I was able to commit to memory after about four pattern repeats.
It’s destination, at this point, remains undetermined. The girl at my radiation center, like it, but I am done with radiation, so I don’t anticipate seeing her until the next outbreak, which right now are occurring approximately on a yearly schedule.
I just realized why my pictures look so blurry: my camera lens was dirty and I can’t see! Ha ha ha ha ha!
Every time I look at this scarf my first association is sailor…sailor moon…Come Sail Away!
Dimensions: 58 x 3 inches
Cast on 16 stitches and worked in garter, alternating color every other complete (forward and backward passes) garter row. The spacing is created by using a lace weight yarn with a thicker worsted – or possibly DK – yarn.
I don’t know why the blue photographs so dark, but I finally managed to stage it under a light and get some glitterness. The white was one of those spongy yarns and I started knitting loosely, unsure how to use the yarn. As such, the beginning does not as neat as the end.
Dimensions: 32 (wingspan) x 14 (depth) inches (approximate)
An experimental pattern that worked! Worked in stockinette stitch.
Obtained from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild – somehow – or was it from CANanaCat? Anyway, the previous owner had decided to double-strand a yarn – most likely labeled bulky on the label.
From my prior yarn store experience, I believe this yarn might be very old King Cole Opium: 54% Cotton, 42% Premium Acrylic, 4% Polymide. Between 198 Lilac and 3046 Wisteria, I am going with the latter.