My current knitting life

I feel like I’ve had very little in the way of knitting to show you lately, and that’s because I’ve been working on a variety of secret projects for later publication. I have done some other knitting, though.

I did another Wrapped Ribs scarf using some local alpaca. Since the yardage was a little less than what I’d used for the previous scarf I reduced the number of stitches. The scarf ended up going on much longer than I’d expected! I was very careful to pick the bits of vegetable matter out as I went, leaving me with a warm & fuzzy scarf.

Continuing with the Wrapped Ribs theme, I’ve been working on cowls for my kids’ teachers. I’ve been trying to scope out what colours would work for them when they’re out in the school yard before and after school and I think I have a couple of winners. I’m using Berroco Vintage because I want a relatively easy care item.

The first one is already done and washed. It’s a lovely blue but the purplish sheen running throughout it helped to keep me interested (I think this is 5160, Wild Blueberry). I laid it downstairs to dry after washing it and patting it into shape.

What I didn’t know was that my son has been paying a lot of attention to blocking. When I checked on the cowl a day later, he’d put a pin in one stitch and pulled it out. Clearly I hadn’t blocked things properly if I wasn’t using pins! I’m not sure if I can tuck this stitch back in or not, but there it is.

I think I’ll be done with Wrapped Ribs for a while once I’ve finished the other cowl!

I have also volunteered at parent-teacher interview night to bring my spinning wheel in to my son’s class (sr. kindergarten). My mind is already racing with the things that I should bring in to show them: different types of fibers, things I’ve spun, pictures of all the animals and plants that give us stuff to spin. Of course all of that will have to wait a few weeks for my police check to clear, but if anyone’s got an experience doing something like this, feel free to give me a shout. Oh, and did I mention that I’ve got to learn some spinning vocabulary in French?

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4 Responses to My current knitting life

  1. Amanda says:

    That’s awesome! And by “that,” I mean: 1) I love the Twisted Rib cowl, and I think the teachers will be very happy. 2) I laughed when I saw that little pulled out stitch. That’s totally something I can see my kids doing, and me groaning over. 3) I wish I were in your son’s kindergarten class! I bet they’ll love seeing you spin.

  2. Cookie says:

    Love the knitting! You’ll be a hit at school!

  3. Daisy says:

    Ball winder and swift are a big hit

  4. Mary Lou says:

    The helpful pinning really made me laugh. He is paying attention, isn’t he. Nice gifts, and Vintage is my current favorite easy care yarn. I just wish they had a better color range. That blue, however, is lovely.