Monday, January 12, 2015

A glitch overcome

I knit my two rows on my temperature scarf this morning, and thought, "Meh."

I've been worried since about Day 1 that the decrease stitch should be purled on the wrong side, so that it makes a nice sharp line up the scarf. And since I've been working on Samen and making M1R and M1L increases, I was not totally satisfied with my increases on this. I didn't necessarily want to do M1R and M1L, but I wanted to do something other than what I was doing. And, you know, I was still using a bit small needle. So, I ripped out three weeks worth of scarf, reminding myself that I have 49 more to go and I should get it sorted now instead of being dissatisfied while it just gets longer and longer.

Old garter chevrons:

New ones, all knit today! Sharp decrease line, yo increases, and I moved up to a 6mm needle.

As you can see, it has got much bluer, that is, colder! Those indigo bits near the top mean it was below -15ºC, at least overnight. Not much green these days, though yesterday's high was -0.2º, so I got to do some green today. Kind of looking forward to the yellows of +10º!

Samen is almost finished. If I hadn't spent all my knitting time today on this, it'd be done, I'm pretty sure. So, maybe tomorrow!


  1. Much better!

    For next year -- a scale based on degrees warmer/colder than the historical average for that day. December was definitely warm, but how much warmer than average? ;-)

  2. oh yes - you made the right call!
    loving watching this scarf develop, not that you want such frigid temps, but it definitely adds a fun pop of color to the scarf!


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