Posts Tagged ‘entrelac’

Gloomy All Day

January 13, 2009

I hate days like this.  We walked down the road past the horse farm and followed the path to the river.  It was perfectly still.  The sky was gray.  The river was gray.  And very quiet.  It was eerie.  Even the dog was subdued.  I stood at the water’s edge and looked down the river.  Any second now an enormous whale will fly out of the water.  Yeah.  Right. Like that’s going to happen.  It was an exciting thought.  I walked home thinking I should wash the kitchen floor.  When the Christmas crap is put away, I usually go into cleaning mode.  It hasn’t happened yet.  I seem to be in more of a sewing mode, but I’m not quite there yet.  When I got home, I put away fabric and turned on the iron.  I ironed some of the facings to interfacing and then realized I needed to sew some together before ironing.  I looked at my sewing cabinet.  Neither machine was set up and where in the hell was my little wall lamp?   It must be time to get out the knitting.  I started an entrelac scarf.  What do you think?

p1010592I always use a circular needle for entrelac. The added flexibility really helps.  I may change to bigger needles.  I got bored with it and tried out some sock yarn.   It doesn’t do anything for me either.p1010593  But, it makes for a good sample.

 

 

 

 

Excuse me.  I’ve got to go let a cat out of the basement.

They Came

January 3, 2008

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The electrician actually showed up around 745AM. They worked until 3PM and they are supposed to come back tomorrow. I’ve got to put my Nativity and creche away tonight because they will be working right there. The Nativity set is so beautiful and I only recently found a suitable creche for it.

I started another entrelac hat last night to match my new gloves. With size 4 circular needle, I cast on 120 stitches. I did three row stripes for about 1 1/2 inches. The squares are going to remain eight stitches and I will have to knit about two more row of sloping squares. We’ll see what happens. Sometimes, what I see in my head doesn’t come to fruition.

Here’s a little incentive. All you have to do is comment and a one of a kind pair of gloves could be yours.

 

Guess What!

December 31, 2007
That’s right. No electrician. Ah, the joys of living in lower slower Delaware. But I expected it, even if I did get up at 7AM. It’s still a helluva lot better than where I used to live.

I finished the hat and wore it out on my dog walk this morning. I still have a ball and a half which is plenty for a pair of gloves. Speaking of gloves, here’s the pair I just finished.

And I have enough for a hat. I may make another entrelac. It looks good on me and the pattern is still fresh in my head. I will have to use much smaller needles and I am not sure that I want to stripe each square or perhaps make alternating solid squares.

The second row of right sloping squares.

Beginning the final squares.

With the second square, you are decreasing at the end of every row. I know that it looks strange, but keep at it.

The last eight stitches. Bind these off loosely and leave a tail long enough to sew it to the side of the first square.

Bound off and ready to sew.

I decided that this hole was too big so I got out my double pointed needles and picked up and knit twenty stitches. Row 2–knit two together–10 sts. Row 3–K2tog–5 sts. Row 4–K3, K2tog–4sts. Begin I-Cord. Make it long enough to knot the end.

 

And there you go.