I just did something to my computer so my icons are back.Â I don’t know what I did, but there is hope.Â One commenter said to “defrag” my computer.Â I have no idea what that means!Â My husband mentioned it, too, and said we should do it once a week (I THINK he said defrag! ;)).Â If I figure out what that is, maybe I’ll do it!
I bought longer needles for Lyra, soÂ I could actually see the pattern emerging as I transitioned from one needle to the other.Â
I think there are still about 50,000 sts left to knit on this baby — it is truly the most ambitious project of my knitting life.Â The “tulips” are almost done, soÂ I see light at the end of the tunnel.Â The light is a very small dot way, way, WAY in the distance :).
The yarn ball left on my scarf is the size of a small lime — but it never gets smaller!Â I want this done NOW.Â Note to self: stop knitting on other projects…
I had to restart my Roseleaves Tunic. Â I decided to follow the instructions for a change and ended up not liking the way the slipped edge stitches looked.Â I started it up again this morning, so nothing really to show yet.Â Note to self: STOP the madness!Â Finish the
$%^&&%$ Merci Scarf and then work on Roseleaves!
Hi, Sally!Â Hope you, Nora, Joe and B-Man are having fun!
Reminder to Twin Cities Knitters: the Minnesota Knitters Guild meeting is tomorrow at 2 pm.Â It is a “tea” (which means food!).Â I love the MKG Teas — it’s like the world’s biggest knitting group!Â Hope to see you there.
PS — The Merci Scarf is the tres simple scarf I have been knitting as a thank you to a special person in our lives.Â Here is the final scarf!!
The “pattern” has already been posted on The Blog, but here it is again:
The yarn is drop dead soft: it is Cascade Autunno in Desert Shade (Color #34918, 98 yds/50 gms, 100% Fine Merino — I used 4 skeins).Â I had never heard of it, but it is very soft with gentle variegation and a ragwool effect.Â I had trouble finding a stitch that would work because of the ragwool coloring â€” too much going on for many stitch patterns.Â Â I am using a seed rib as follows:
The Merci Scarf (multiple of 4x + 3 sts)
I am using US SizeÂ 8 needles and 35 sts
Row 1: *k3, p1* rep betw * * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 2: k1, p1, *k3, p1* rep betw * * to last st, k1
It is mindless and perfect for a scarf because it does not curl and is reversible.Â
I cannot find Utilities OR disc defragment anywhere on my computer I did find it and I did defrag!!Â Woo Hoo!Â Thanks for all of your advice!