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WIPW: Socks and Scarves

My dad’s socks have grown some. I have worked on them a bit over the last day.  I think based on my own personal sock attempts I will not run into delays until the foot. Turning the heel only slows me down insomuch as  I have to look it up, but I like to complete the entire heel in one go. So…

2013-11-13 11.08.36But progress, in dad’s favorite color. Here’s hoping that I get it done in time and it fits. It is about three inches right now and every cable cross is about half an inch.

In other knitting news, the pattern for the lantern corp scarf is off at the test knitter and I am knitting it up as well.

2013-11-13 11.49.48Currently up to Rage/Hate. Red lanterns.  Though this may get put aside as a cowl pattern has jumped out at me to be designed. Its very simple and may be a great starter project.  It’s in my favorite colors and in Eco Wool and is already named, Harlequin. So you may see that soon.

WIPW: Knitting, Spinning, Pattern Writing

Right as I was getting ready to pack for Rhinebeck, I received  a Raverly message on the Lantern Corps Scarf. I opened the file and saw that  I had all the the charts done. And four of the seven patterns written out and I blinked at myself. Why exactly was I stalling on this? Then I remembered, the different areas of the scarf were all very different sizes. And I had wanted to knit up the scarf again, to figure out more even color blocks.  I threw much more yarn than I should into my hobbit tote bag and made my way.  There was much less knitting then expected, but I did make some pattern progress and some changes.

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I’ve started this one with  white as the main color and I already like the positioning of the death  better than the original. I’m hoping to make a more even chart, though that means some symbols will have much more empty space than others.  My  goal is to now finish this in the next week or two and get the pattern out. That would just leave the poor Marvel Scarf  to finish and write. Though I have charted the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo and the X-men logo for that.  So some progress.

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Spinning in progress, 6.3 ounces of fiber and I am pretty much spinning this as a lace single to be plyed later, for a shawl possibly. I don’t have a pattern in mind, but the muted color changes are nice.

FO Friday: Batman Scarf

As this has been gifted I can share the finally finished product.  After many a false start,  a lot of months spent punished in the corner and  a few bad  movie knitting experiences the Batman Scarf my sister asked for back when I learned to Crochet, is done.

Finished bright and early on christmas eve, I may have wrapped it rather quickly and only taken one picture of the finished product. But it’s done.

Yay for random iPad photos. Done and done. Now I suppose the Marvel scarf is the last scarf of shame…….

And then there were 3

The next square is done.

Soon to be followed by X – men and the Avengers? Only time will tell.

Now if only this was travel knitting, but straight needles and my desire to work until the last possible moment make this a bad idea and messy.  Which reminds me I have to start picking projects for my flight Tuesday. London here I come!

Back from the Depths

A couple weeks ago I cleaned and reorganized my room.  The same day I had the stash bust sale. Selling about 32 skeins of yarn. I wish I could say it made a bigger dent in my stash than it did. But there is more room, and that is the important part right? Nods.

But with cleaning and moving all the yarn around, the poor Marvel Scarf surfaced again. I posted during 2KCBW (which should be coming up again I believe)  how it had been languishing for a year. On my way home on the train, I was reading when I could not stop thinking about the scarf. I got home and I sketched out a design on graph paper while I made dinner and I pulled out the scarf.  There is now another square in the making!

That my dear friends is a 4, for the Fantastic Four. It’s been ages since I read the comic and I know their team layout and color scheme is on the fritz, but this is mostly what I think of, blue white, with a four just off center. I always liked that the FF had the same Uniform as best as could be done for Ben. Marvel’s First Family, was fun, I was even entertained by that cartoon, oh the 90’s.

So that brings me up to three squares. At the pace I am going I’ll have a full scarf by 2020 if I am lucky. Let’s hope I start to move faster. I think the next square will be the X men, then maybe  Thor , Spiderman,  Ms. Marvel (who actually has a sketch),  and a Phoenix or two.  Apparently my plot of hanging it from a clear plastic bag, that I passed everyday woke some shame, and  I actually got to work.

If I keep this up I may have to make a comic blanket of epic geek.

Day 4: Where are they now?

Whatever happened to your __________?

Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.


I have so many projects in so many places, both known and unknown.  The Dalek I dropped at some point at Dragon Con, which I like to believe is exterminating with wooly goodness somewhere.

It’s possible,  mostly I hope whoever grabbed it knew what it was and it’s not lamenting in a trash dump somewhere.

Though the project that really comes to mind I know exactly where it is. The WIP box on my desk at home.

The Marvel Scarf.  Oh the  Marvel Scarf.

When it comes to  comics, really I’m a marvel girl at heart. Even if I can argue why Batman is way better then Superman, at the end of the day Spider-man holds my heart in a way they never will.  Don’t get me started on that “Musical”.  X-men, The Hulk, Iron-Man,  the Avengers, all things I’ve been known to geek out about.

But the one thing I will always Give DC over Marvel are the Logos. I designed and knit this scarf in under a month to wear to Comic Con.  Who doesn’t know the bat symbol? Superman’s S (yes yes I know not an S, point still stands).  Wonder Woman, or Aquaman may give you pause but the theme becomes clear.

Justice League Scarf

Its battered, and has seen better days now, but I knit another version for a friend.

This scarf has been knit as potholders, pattern has been put up, it has been knit for the boyfriend by another knitter. This  scarf is going far and wide.

The Marvel scarf on the other hand  is still 2 squares, with some drawings and sketches of what will  come next but it has been in the box for the better part of a year. I stole the needles out of it at one point. Sigh.

Maybe by 3KCBW I will  have another square? A whole Scarf?

PDF Update

[nocrosspost]I have uploaded the update to the Justice League Scarf PDF it is available on the Free Pattern’s page Here and on Ravelry Here


An update notice should have gone out to everyone on Ravelry.

The changes include

Superman (instructions & chart) , Hawkman (instructions),  Flash (instructions- for clarity)

To keep things clear the update lists 2010 in the header as opposed to 2009.

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Done!

After what had to be the laziest Sunday in a long time that wasn’t brought on due to hangover or sickness I finished the Justice League scarf. Funnily enough the recipient asked after it  earlier today.

There it is in all its DC glory, with an addition of Superboy at the end that came out just as backwards as the Superman S does whenever I try to knit it. But I think the trick to it is to start row 1 of the actual pattern on the wrong side. Then it should be straight.  Why this escapes me every time I have no idea.

Also while there is no Eratta, at least I don’t think so. I have found a way to simplify the flash pattern. The scary thing is when my computer crashed I lost most of the files in the pattern, so it might be a while before I can put a new pattern together as I will have to redraw all the charts.

Next up I found my knotty but nice, which is still at the ribbing stage, that I had re-cast when I went to DC, this will be  my backup project in case I fail at the main one which is starting the Christmas stockings.

Justice League Scarf

So for the last week or so I’ve been knitting the Justice League scarf for a friend. I was hoping to finish it today but there was Flash frogging on the train, and I still have to add a Superboy square as per my friend’s request.

I was trying to take pictures of the progress I was making on the scarf by taking one picture in the morning and then one again that night.

Though there tended to be more frogging on the train ride home as we can see by the apparent lack of progress above.

Today’s progress.  Just 1 and 1/2 heroes left.

Also going to attempt to blog post a day.  But yeah I didn’t realize today was the first this morning, which led to a fun bus adventure.  I will keep my fingers crossed and I do have a wordpress app.  Also  attempting to make Christmas Stockings across October. My first socks so that should be a wacky good time.

Justice League Scarf Eratta

So as I knit a new Justice League scarf  I notice there are a couple of Errors. I will be updating the PDF once I have completed the project but for now I’ll just keep a running list here.

Superman must be started on the wrong side or it will be backwards.

Superman Chart

– Row 2 not included (11MC 4CC 11MC)

Superman  Instructions

– Row 13 Should be 3 cc 2 mc (Y) 3cc 9mc (y) 3cc 2mc (y) 4cc

Hawkman

Row 8  should read  1mc 7cc 15mc 2cc 1mc