Monthly Archives: September 2008

2008 Fall Projects Started

I guess coz the weather is getting cooler, I’m so ready to get back into knitting.

Just last night I started a really cute Sunflower dishcloth by Kay Gardiner (Mason Dixon). It’s a FREE pattern at their site at this LINK….go down the page about 2/3 the way.

Sunflower Season
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Progress on my Palindrome Reversible Cable Scarf (information at this post LINK)
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Lichen Cassidy Cardigan
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Fall Breeze Sweater

The pattern is by Cabin Fever called “Spring Breeze”…but I’m so clever, I’m calling it Fall Breeze.

It’s a top down mock neck short sleeve sweater – love the pattern, very well written. Just not so sure about the yarn…I will definately knit it again maybe in another yarn.
FallBreeze

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Well, I’m over my indecision faze..now onto nothing but knitting. I also got some yarn for the Must Have Cardigan and yarn for some mitts for my grandson. That will be another post..see ya!…gotta knit!

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Snohomish Car Show

Snohomish had their annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. My husband was there with his 56 Chev . (blue and white in picture below). Our son was there with his 54 Ford Pickup (red in picture below). Beautiful day – oldies music – lots of people. There were 647 cars entered this year. Great turn out and lots of fun.
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10/10/08  Added note: This link http://carljaegelphotography.com/root/carljaegelphotographer/iphoto/main2.cfm

is a wonderful site (Shot In The Dark) of a photographer that photographed a number of cars at the Snohomish Car Show and presented them on his site. Our son’s red truck is one of them…on page 2 (DSC0190).

Monday Joke

Which One?…

What to start next?     What yarn to use?     Gauge?     Needle Size?

Being a self taught knitter, I have a great amount of angst when starting a new project. I started a cardigan – ripped it out. Didn’t feel right.

Hesitant – undecided – cautious.

Procrastinator!@*

….geez Just do it!….  No wonder it takes me forever to do anything!

OK…I started a scarf instead. It’s on my long list of projects to start.

Hesitant again.

Started and ripped out twice…which size needles?

Tried out sizes 7, 8 and 9 on gauge swatches.

Undecided.
EightOrNine

Size 8 needle on top….Size 9 needle on bottom

Top swatch seems stiff and maybe too tight. I want a flowy, soft, yummy scarf.

Uncertain.
NotSure

Let’s go with the 9 needles
Pink    Ahhhh, Yes!

Palindrome Reversible Cable Scarf – by Kristin Bellehumeur    

 FREE Pattern

Yarn: Debbie Bliss – Rialto   DK weight   color- Hyacinth

(yarn is sproingy and very soft, a little fuzzy splitty every once in awhile)

Needles: size 9

This is a fun pattern and easy to memorize the sequence of stitches.

I am doing an 8 stitch repeat instead of the 6 in the pattern. I think the cables relax a little more with more space in between. I cast on 52 stitches to add another cable for a bit wider scarf (4 1/2 inches is not very wide, but someone may want a thin scarf…) Also changed the edge stitches…see tutorial here.

I made so many decisions and changes – my head hurts – I need to go lay down! LOL 😉

JJ is so bored – he found a spot of sunlight to lay in while I took pictures for this post.

JJinSun

Hesitant

Hesitant:

doubtful, uncertain, cautious, tentative, undecided