Friday, January 05, 2007

Strange scarf and the frogging nightmare

My very first post on this was about finding a sweater at a thrift store made from noro yarn. I started to frog it a long time ago and got sidetracked with stockings and other things. Well, I pulled it out again last night and spent 1/2 hour trying to detangle the mess. I've given up. I'm going to felt it and do something with the fabric. It won't come undone without either breaking the yarn or me having to undo each and every stitch by hand, pulling the whole ball of yarn through every stitch. I can't figure out why, but it's driving me nuts!

So, with that set aside, I'm moving on to making Abby some slippers, I think. I might also go back to making a market bag that I thought about doing sometime last fall. I do have a new nephew to knit for (he's being adopted and is 14 months), but I have to wait until he's officially part of the family and we can get the size right.

And now, the scarf that I was making with some random yarn from the bottom of my stash. It's in copper drift colorway. I'm not a HUGE fan of it (the scarf. ..not necessarily the yarn, though for a mostly acrylic yarn, it's awfully scratchy!). I'm waiting until someone falls over with enthusiastic love for the scarf and then I will take it off and give it to them.

And this is just part of an experiment as I learn about this new-fangled blogger.


GrandmotherCaroline said...

I absolutely love this scarf and love it when I saw it at christmas but didn't want to be rude and steal it. My birthday is...smiling.

Do you know about a web site (I'll try to find) that shows you PRECISELY how to unravel sweaters without having a frogging nightmare?? I'll do my best to find and forward to you , has blow by blow steps and photos. Jo and I found it. Love MOM

GrandmotherCaroline said...

oppps left the d of "Loved" it