Saturday, April 5, 2008

Just Because You're Paranoid, Doesn't Mean You're Wrong

Ok, remember how I was paranoid that I wouldn't have enough yarn to make the scarf a reasonable length? Remember how I did all the math and I was sure I'd be alright? Well, I was wrong....or right... depending on how you look at it. (Apparently I was dozing through some of those honors math classes in school) I got to the end of the yarn and had a scarf about seven inches wide and (after simulating blocking) about 24 inches long. Just not quite long enough. I mean, it fits around my neck and all, but to be practical, you'd have to use some kind of pin or brooch to close it. Too complcated.

So, a quick frog, and I'm back to knitting a slightly narrower scarf. Now it's about 4-5 inches wide, so I'm thinking that should translate to a reasonable length. Fortunately, Morning Surf is a quick, easy knit, and it's really fun... the way you make those stringy parts is to do multiple yarnovers on one row and then drop them off on the next. There's something very satisfying about "dropping stitches" on purpose! (kind of like frogging a finished scarf, now that I think of it)


Anonymous said...

Hello Angie! Visiting from "what's your answer".

Oh, about the scarf... a pin or brooch will give it a special charm. It's all good!

AND... you can knit! Which is more than can be said about lots of women! heehee


Simply Shannon said...

I found your blog via "Thats My Answer"

Happy knitting!

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