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May 6, 2013

From Susan — Old Cow

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 3:39 pm

Yes, this project is dead to me.  I have so moo-ved on!!  ::Groan::

Pueblo Stole in High Country Colorway, designed and kitted by Carol Sunday

This was extremely putsy and I hope I end up liking it and wearing it.  I thought I could squeeze it in this year but it is going to be 76 degrees tomorrow!  Complaining?  NOOOOO!!

I flew back yesterday and saw snow covering some of the landscape, but luckily none here.  I took today off to recuperate from my grueling trip of knitting, eating, and watching TV.  To recover, I am knitting, eating and not watching TV.

Sally broke a record by finishing three projects in ONE DAY!!  One of them was her Pueblo Stole (getting it blocked), but she had two others as well.  I had two that day (one was also my Pueblo).  We will share the others as time goes by!

We bought some beautiful yarns at Maryland Sheep and Wool but it is stuff we will use so we feel good about all of our purchases.

Back to work tomorrow.  🙁  Not complaining, but…

PS: Janet asked what made this shawl/stole/scarf so putsy and Sally answered that you add new yarn on the fringe edge every row even when knitting the same block of color.  That added to the ever changing increases and decreases, and the 112 row color sequence and you get the idea.  Once done, you need to deal with the fringe.  I used a crochet hook to anchor each pair of fringes where they attached to the scarf, then I knotted each pair 5 inches from the scarf, and then trimmed them even.  P. U. T. S. Y.

PS2: Today is cool and overcast so I decided to wear this very autumnal fashion statement to work.  I have received NUMEROUS compliments!  Yay!!


  1. It looks great! What was so putsy about it?

    Comment by Janet — May 6, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

  2. The reason it’s a bit fussy to make is that you add a new yarn at the beginning of every odd row, even if you are knitting a block of the same color. (That’s how the fringe is created.)

    Comment by surly — May 6, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

  3. Can’t wait to see what you bought??? Show and Tell, please.

    Comment by Penny — May 6, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

  4. It looks wonderful. You might still be able to wear it this year. Maybe not this Winter/Spring but surely in the Fall or next Winter 😉

    Comment by Marina — May 6, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

  5. The shawl looks wonderful, especially against that blue sweater. Speaking of which, what is that sweater pattern, and what’s the yarn it’s made of? It looks great!

    Comment by stashdragon — May 7, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

  6. Whew! That’s a lot of putz! By next year you may forget the putsiness and enjoy it better. Hate to see all that knot-tying go to waste!

    Comment by Chloe — May 7, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

  7. What does putsy mean?

    Comment by Sue — May 10, 2013 @ 8:32 am

  8. Yours is beautiful! I like the idea of anchoring the fringe and might do that on mine. I thought it was putsy also but the end result was worth the work.

    Comment by monica — May 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am

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