You get the world's most boring Three on Thursday post.
1. The idea I had to knit Kaffe Fassett's Coins cowl out of only two colors.... What was I thinking?? First, I didn't want a cowl, I wanted a scarf. Second, only two colors?? The whole point of knitting a Coins scarf is to make it bright and multicolored. And there was a third thing but I don't even remember what it was now. I scrapped the whole idea. Really, what I wanted was to use the yellow Madelinetosh. So I am, but in a different project.
|Rambling Rows Afghan|
2. Instead of the Coins cowl/scarf, I decided to knit a Rambling Rows afghan. I'm not overly impressed with the examples on Ravelry but I have knit several of these in the past and have always liked the design. This time around, I'm using scrap fingering weight (the pattern calls for worsted) and it will just hang over the edges of a twin sized bed. In other words, it will be the perfect couch blanket.
The pattern is from Cottage Creations and is lots of fun to knit. It's made up of two sizes of mitered squares and a rectangle. The pattern gives directions for three different sizes. I'm making the largest. Of course I am. I'm using fingering weight and a US2 needle. Why wouldn't I choose the largest size?
My plan is to use all my machine washable scrap yarn once then as I knit other things, immediately knit a block with the leftover yarn. The idea is that no two blocks will be the same. We'll see how long that plan lasts. I may get impatient and start using some of my full sized stashed skeins. There are a few that have been calling to me. We'll have to see how it goes.
3. Zack finally sent me a photo of Hayden wearing the Clara dress.
She looks absolutely horrified.