I haven’t done a Sky Scarf Saturday update since June (eep!) and it’s August now. The summer has flown by so quickly. The seasons are really showing in my scarf and I love the neon pops.
It’s currently around 33 inches and it’s half done. I’m not sure if only making it for 2014 will be long enough for my liking. It might take longer to make, which is depressing because I really, really want to wear it ASAP. Patience, grasshopper.
It’s been a while since my last Sky Scarf Saturday. I had to catch up on a couple weeks worth of knitting this morning due to the busyness of finishing up school, moving out, and starting my new job.
But I’ve got exciting news for you: It reached a high temperature of above 86 degrees this past week, which meant I got to unravel my skein of neon yarn this morning.
Although it is a bit of annoyance to add back colors I haven’t used in a while, I love the randomness of how singular stripes look against a mostly dark or light background. I’m totally geeking out over the nerdiness of this scarf.
Snow days means you knit a lot. Yesterday I cast off a project, cast on a project, continued working a current project, and caught up on my Sky Scarf.
Cast off: Cabled Winter Headband
For some reason, I don’t think the pattern for the edges was correct. On one side I got a nice edge by slipping stitches and looked like just knits and the other side ended up looking like garter stitch.
The friend this was made for is currently in Europe right now. I wonder how I’m going to get it to her…
Cast on: My first pair of gloves – with fingers!
I’m using a gloves generator that customizes the pattern based on your gauge and size. And if you think it looks tiny for a 20-something girl, you’re right. I have tiny wrists and I’m making a children’s X-large because the adult X-small is still too big for me.
I bought this yarn in Hong Kong at Filo Kilo in Mongkok. It’s super super soft and a brand from Japan. I can’t wait until the colors start changing.
This has at most 5 more rows than the last time I had it on WIP Wednesday. I really should not have cast on another project but I really wanted to use my HK-bought yarn and I was getting tired of cables for a bit.
Some more progress on my Cable and Lace Scarf:
And I just cast on a commission for a friend. This is Cabled Winter Headband by The Haberdashery. The pattern is a bit difficult to read because it’s meant to be customizable for different kinds of stitches, but it’s a little inconvenient to have to go back and forth from the main pattern and the cable pattern. It’s pretty easy to memorize, though.
I think I’m going through a cabling phase.
And just because I can, I’m gonna write a little bit about my life. I’ve been spending a lot of time in my cubicle making moolah (I’m gonna be so rich when Winter session is over!) I’ve been going to the gym and I’ve broken my nail as proof. It’s really difficult to function without the thumb of your dominant hand. I’m going through a really obsessive social justice binge which can be witnessed on my Facebook feed. And one of my classes for Spring semester was just cancelled, so I think I’m going to take advantage of that and sign up for a class about race, gender, or policy. I have been surprisingly very busy…