I have chosen another project to binge on The last project was the Eden Cap and I made about 40 of those and of the 34 sales I’ve had in the shop almost half were Eden Caps.
Means I have to make more Eden caps – they’re great for spring.
But the shop cannot leave on Eden Caps alone and so I chose the next thing and I’ve already completed the first one which may end up being photographed today.
The Fan Scarf. I did some brioche knitting – just the basic stitch and because I have to be me – I didn’t cast on the way they said to and when I started the second scarf, I forgot how they did the base row and just did what I wanted.Turned out fine. I have a book on brioche and I read the instructions for that, I also have an episode from Knitting Daily or Knitty Gritty Redux as it’s called in the Knitsville Cafe – and watched the You Tube video that’s linked above and all three of them said the same thing: the base row is unique and it’s the only time you’ll be doing the row that way.
Beats me – cuz it sure looked like I did every row that way. Anyhoo..
I really enjoy brioche because of the results. I love the cushy, thick fabric that also is super soft and I say that using traditional Red Heart for the scarf. And somehow knit math works in my favor. The scarves are two colors and I was knitting in blocks of five inches – that should say for a scarf of 60 inches I would have 12 blocks. Each block when individually measured is five inches so when I measure at 11 blocks just because I wanted to – I came up with 70 inches. Checked it several times – came out like that each time. Knit math – working for me. Loved how it worked because I don’t want an even number of blocks, I want there to be more of one color than the other. I know this can open up a discussion about the socio-political comment I am making about yarn but I’m willing to take the chance. I don’t think Al Sharpton will be showing up at my door any time soon.
I know, too, that I am setting myself up for insanity. I don’t think I minded making the Eden Caps one after another because they are pretty quick off the hook. But making 40 scarves might make me just north of bonkers when being just south of bonkers leaves me on the normal side of the scale.
Am I going to make it through? The goal is to make Fan scarf in the colors of pro football teams. There are 32 of them. It took a couple of days to make the scarf – not the only thing I worked on and still that didn’t go slowly but still.
I predict there may a time or two that Mr. Honey will find me in the corner muttering the slight difference in color between the Falcons and the Cardinals.
Let’s see how this goes.
I did some photos yesterday, among them was this granny square scarf. Every time I see it, I think it would look great on some little girl. I am defining little girl as someone who would not think of themselves as a little girl. I think of the girls next door who are eleven and eight. But I think a full grown woman can rock it.
I have two hat orders – a pixie an a rasta – so I will get started on those and continue with the second fan scarf – I really like it because I am using purple and black. I want to see how that plays out. I’m thinking it’s going to look really nice. Hopefully it will photograph true.
More photography today as well, I think I got four of five things done yesterday which is pretty good. Maybe I will get into a spring routine.
Yeah, that was funny even to my ears.