Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP the tenth...

Just so you know, I've actually written this on Sunday 6/26/11, but I've scheduled for it to post on Wednesday 6/29/11 because we're going to be very busy at work this week and I didn't know if I would have time to write this update on Wednesday so I'm writing it now. (Does that make any sense?)

Anywho, most of today was spent cleaning the apartment, and I re-rediscovered the yarn I bought to finish my cowl that I started before we moved. And then I realized I lost the pattern I had printed out. I reprint it, only to find that I've lost my place on the pattern (which is written very confusingly) so I had to go back and recount the rows - which is extremely hard when it's 1) Lion brand homespun yarn and 2) you switch your crochet stitch every row or every other row.

But I did it, and I'm thisclose to being done with it!


The Harry Potter scarves are still coming along. Slowly but surely - or, at least, it feels very slow just because there's so many rows to finish. Right now the Gryffindor scarf is beginning to remind me of The Cat in the Hat's hat.


That's it for now! Make sure to check out more WIP goodness at Tami's Amis!



17 comments:

  1. I love the Gryffindor scarf, must make one for myself some day!

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  2. Well done on figuring out where you were in the pattern - I'm terrible at doing that, I always end up completely lost!

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  3. I love the Harry Potter scarf! Well done on finding your place in the pattern!

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  4. I completely understand scheduling a post. I will be doing plenty of it come fall. The Harry Potter scarf looks great. Even if it *is* Gryffindor LOL ;-) Oh my. I sound like a Slytherin.

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  5. The Cowl looks great - but I do feel your pain on trying to figure out where you are! Homespun it so super soft, but is hard to count stitches on! Your Harry Potter scarf does look a little "Cat in the Hat" - ish but it's cute!! ;-D

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  6. Are you doing the scarves in the round so they'll be thicker, or no? I think the movie ones were in the round, and that's what kept me from doing an exact copy, because the thought of it was mind-numbing. =D

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  7. LOL!! I thought that scarf was a hat at first glance. Don't you hate when you loose your place and the pattern ... great job finding your place again!

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  8. Your HP scarf does look a little cat in the hatish at this stage.

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  9. YAY for finding your yarn and place for the cowl. I can't wait to see it finished. How daring of you to use Homespun. LOL

    The scarf looks great so far, and yes, does look like the cat in the hat but different colors!

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  10. Yay for your perseverance! Hope your week hasn't been too busy and you get some yarny time (and I'm impressed at your organisation too!)

    x

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  11. My kids are Harry Potter fans, I should someday make a Gryffindor scarf.

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  12. I have to make my husband and I one of these harry potter scarves! I love them! Did you use a pattern or just make it up?

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  13. Counting rows is difficult, love the color, good luck, glad you got it worked out. Nothing worse then losing your place in a pattern. Can't count the number of times I've done that.

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  14. Don't you just hate it when you lose your place in a pattern?!?! I feel your pain.

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  15. @Paula - Thank you. It's a surprisingly easy pattern, once you get past that first row in the round :)

    @pinkundine - I was so tempted to just give up and frog the whole thing, but I was soo close to the end, and homespun is such a PITA to frog, that I just sucked it up, told the HTB not to bother me and counted. I had to recount at least three times to make sure I got the count correct :P

    @carole - Thank you!

    @Sarah - I'll probably schedule a couple of posts for when I'm away on my Honeymoon. If you're a slytherin, you should appreciate my HTB's scarf! I may have another update on that next week (I'm trying to do one stripe on one scarf, and then one stripe on the other scarf, rinse and repeat)

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  16. @witchyknits4ewe - Thank you :D

    @Calophi - This Gryffindor Scarf is in the round, the Slytherin one for the HTB is K1P1. Doing it in the round is actually quite nice, because, since it's just knit knit knit knit, I can do it while I talk to customer's on the phone, or while I'm hanging out with friends, and not mess up on the scarf, or loose track of the conversation.

    @Delusional Knitter - LOL! It's big enough around that I could probably turn it into a hat if I wanted too :D

    @Dutch Hollow - Good, it's not only me who sees it then! I'm sure it'll look more like an actual Harry Potter Scarf once I get some more rows on it and once it's actually finished though!

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  17. @Tami Klockau - Homespun is that one yarn I love to hate and hate to love. It's such a pain to work with, but some of the color ways are just so pretty and it's soooo soft.

    @Sarah - Thank you. I've actually been able to get a bit of yarn time in this week since we weren't nearly as busy as the big wigs predicted. And I'm absolutely not organized what so ever. Currently, except for the cowl and the scarves, my yarn projects reside in a pile next to the couch. A pile I'm afraid to go near as I saw a spider running around there the other day, and I'm sure he's just waiting to attack.

    @Julie - It's actually really easy, once you get past the knitting in the round part. If not, the K1P1 patter is just as easy.

    @Sam Findlay - I'm using a pattern I found on the Leaky Cauldron craft site. It's identicle to the one in the Charmed Knits book

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