Monday, January 18, 2010

Starting Over

I'd mentioned before that I'd wanted to rip my I Love My Cowboys scarf and start over, because I didn't like the way it folded in half. I finally broke down and did it. First thing I did was to soak the yarn and rehank it to dry. The hangers are there to stretch the yarn just a tiny bit to pull the crimp out.

I'd wanted to knit it during the game yesterday, but the yarn wasn't dry by the time it started. Today was a holiday, and we got the day off at work, so I got up this morning and rewound it.

I found the pattern, which I had already printed out from the first time I knit it, and cast on. First thing I did was to knit 5 rows of garter stitch for the border. It did seem to give some more stability to the pattern. I am knitting five heart motifs--to represent the 5 Superbowls the Cowboys have won, then another 6 rows of garter stitch. I'll repeat this until I run out of yarn, then kitchener it, like last time.

I got this much done today.

I've been knitting so much lace weight lately that I've forgotten how quickly worsted weight knits up.

Speaking of lace weight, I only have 15 more rounds to finish Queen Anne's Lace. Yes, they are long rounds, but the end is in sight.

The only other thing I did today was to take the dogs for a walk. This was the first time I'd tried to walk them both at once, and they did really well.

Once we got to the dirt road, I let Jake off the leash, but kept Rylea on the long lead. I keep them both leashed on the paved road, but let them off on the dirt road since there is very little traffic there. I mean like, one vehicle a week. Today, I kept Rylea on the long lead, because she didn't come when I called her before we left. That's what happened when you prove that I can't trust her. (I don't know what happened to the color in this photo. I was using my P&S, since it's smaller and lighter.)

The view from the top of the hill.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day, cool and breezy, with just enough clouds to give the sky character. The plan had been to get up and go to the zoo, but I decided I was just going to be lazy today. So that's what I did.

And it was great.


StephieKnits said...

I really like the new scarf and can't wait to see how it turns out.

Becky said...

Thanks Stephanie.


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