Thursday, December 22, 2005

Finished scarf

The steam blocking sort of worked. It doesn't curl as badly as it did, but it still curls.

"right" side:

broken rib scarf

"wrong" side:

I think the blocking also made it softer than it already was!

I hope my dad likes it!

fyi: broken rib stitch goes like this

cast on an odd number

row 1: k1, p1 across, ending with k1
row 2: k across

repeat 1 and 2 until you're done! I woud recommend putting a garter stitch border on - maybe 3 on each side. I'm going to try it for the scarf I'm making myself on the trip to pittsburgh.

also, I posted a "knitting tip" on the knitting discussion board on craftster - if you'd like to see, it's here. there's another one of mine further up on the page...or the previous page, maybe.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

blocking my father's scarf

first actual knitting post! HA!

So I have attempted Aimee's steaming method of blocking. It's still pinned down and drying, so I can't tell how well it worked. I hope it's dry by tomorrow, I have to wrap and pack it!

I'll take a better pick when it's done, so you can see the detail better. what you see here (if you can see the detail) is the "wrong" side, which is kind of a cool waffle pattern. I like both sides of this scarf, so there is no "wrong" side!

Monday, December 19, 2005


Hi ladies!

Welcome to our new shared blog, wherein we admit that we are, in fact, KNITTING GEEKS!