Happy Sunday, I am sorry I have been absent for a bit. While I do try to post on a weekly basis, honestly, sometimes I don’t have much to write about that week and would rather wait for a week to give you guys something good.
Boy do I have something good today. I finished my Rhinebeck Sweater! It is done. It fits perfectly and I can’t wait to wear it a Rhinebeck. The yoke was the last part I had to knit and it was a little interesting to knit. One Friday night I was really on a roll working on it and about halfway done. I took a look at it before I went to bed and realized I purled where I should have knit and vice versa. Of course, it was late and night and I was tired so I thought…Well, it looks OK, no one is really going to know. Knowing full well, I end up tearing the yoke out but I REALLY didn’t want to. I went to bed vowing to sleep on it. The next morning, coffee in my hand (on the coffee table) cooking shows on TV to work taking out the yoke. Then, the weirdest knitting phenomenon happened. This seems to happen every time I takeout a piece of knitting and start again. The yoke flew off my needles. It had taken me a week to get to the point I was on the yoke when I had to take it out and I was to that point by Sunday night. It wasn’t long until I was finished with the yoke, collar, button band, and by the end of the week, I was grafting under the sleeves and finished with the sweater. I blocked the next Saturday.
That was about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have also finished another special project I will tell you about next week. I am now working on the Yowza Weight it Shawl by Susan B. Anderson. It is the easiest shawl ever, I would highly recommend to anyone, beginners, travelers or those that just want some mindless knitting. I just happened to have a skein of MissBabs Yowza Whatta Skein in the colorway Faded that I purchased a few years ago at Maryland Sheep and Wool.
I LOVE this yarn, while I was winding it into its giant ball I love the way it is spun, It is spun very smooth and doesn’t knot or tangle very easily and when it does, it is easy to take out. I hate it when my yarn tangles and I have to end up either knitting the knots into my work or cutting the knots out or just simply wasting time taking knots out. Anyway, this shawl, Susan describes it in her blog Susanbanderson.com, but I’m going to tell you anyway. Instead of counting, all you have to do is weigh it with a kitchen scale. You start with 8 oz of worsted weight yarn, cast on 9 stitches and knit per a VERY easy pattern until you have 3 oz of yarn until you come to the next set of instructions. I am working on it and have about 6 oz of yarn left. Its great for sitting on the couch and zoning out in front of the TV.
Ok, well, that was a long post, I even have more to write about. Maybe I should try to post once a week. Ok, I will see you guys next week. Until then, enjoy the rest of the summer and I will talk to you soon.