Knitting Notes

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Here are the high and low temperature scarves, up through the last day of Spring.

I will probably need to buy more yarn for the 40s and 50s colors.    (Boy are our low temperatures consistent in Spring.)     I’m going to see what happens in the next month or so for the 60s before I place that order.   I think I’m safe for the 70s – I should be able to bring the low temperature half over the high temperature scarf in a pinch – 70s at night are usually pretty unusual around here.

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Knitting Notes

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Another skein of yarn kicked through hexipuffs (Malabrigo Sock in Playa).    I’m frankly amazed I got three of other separate projects out of this skein, and still managed this many puffs.

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Pattern: Lepidoptora Mitts by Allison Van Zandt
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in the Playa colorway
Needles: Size 2 DPNs

I’m finding it funny how much darker these mitts look than the other ones I made with the same yarn – funny how a particular pattern can change a variegated skein like that.

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I also did a little sweater ornament, and I’m still not done with this skein!   It’s amazing how little yarn mitts take.

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Pattern: Monteagle Bag by Ann Hahn Buechner
Yarn: Quince and Co Willet in the Regatta Colorway (and just a touch of Cascade Ultra Pima in Juniper)
Needles: Size 11 Circ and one DPN

So I’ve been trying to cut down on my plastic use where I can nip it in the bud from the get go.   One thing I was doing when I went over to the community garden was to bring over plastic bags to haul back my harvest.    I was at least reusing them until they pretty much died, but I’ve seen all the cool patterns for market bags, and figured making a couple would be a no brainer way to cut a little more plastic out of my life.

This pattern had some really interesting stitches – I’m not usually into drop stitch patterns, so it was very different than what I normally knit.   It actually took me three tries on the first bag before I finally grokked things enough to keep going.    I was also much tighter on the first bag.    I managed to do it all with one skein, though the handle is a little shorter than it should technically be.    On the second bag, it was very obvious I was not going to get a long enough handle to be usable.   Fortunately, I had some leftover yarn from my last foray into cotton knitting, which was just enough to make a decent size handle.    And since these are for me, I don’t mind the color contrast.

I am not the world’s biggest fan of knitting with cotton yarn – I find it hurts my hands after a while.   That said, this Quince and Co Willet is some really nice cotton yarn.   I can’t say I’m in a huge hurry to knit with it again, but it’s nice to know there’s a slightly less painful option out there.

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Pattern: Darryl with a “Y” by Pixie Harford
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in the Playa colorway
Needles: Size 2.5 DPNs

I like this pattern – it’s a nice simple knit, and gave me exactly what the BF had asked for – an additional layer for his hands when snow blowing.

I really love how this yarn ended up speckling out – it’s a really cool effect.   I’ve got half the skein left, so I’m going to try another pair of mitts to hopefully enjoy the effect for myself.

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Pattern: Telja by Jennifer Steingass
Yarn: Quince Owl in the Barred, Buru, Cranberry, Papuan and Straits colorways
Needles: Size 5 and 6 circs and DPNs

My Telja is done!   I’m a little sad – the yoke was fun.   But now I can wear it!

The pattern is cool – three stranded colorwork was an interesting new challenge.   I liked the yarn – it’s definitely a little heavier, but still not super scratchy.    I’ll have to see how I like it with future wearings.

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Here are the two temperature scarves, as of the last day of winter.    The high scarf has more colors, though have taken the yarn for the 0-9 and 10-19 ranges away – we’re hopefully past the point of needing those anymore.   I have not yet taken anything out of the low temp scarf – we probably don’t need the 0-9 yarn anymore, but I’m going to wait until at least the end of March before I’ll remove that.