Thththththat’s all, folks!
Wednesday February 28th 2018, 11:35 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Knitting a Gift

Hey, Dad, one of your amaryllises is blooming. Thank you!

And on the cowl: I wanted to use up every inch of that beaded yarn, to put all of that good woman’s work to use.

I found myself wanting a bigger motif at the bottom. Given that the beads will go in through a loop but they do not want to come back out of them again and if you do, the antsy little strand they’re on catches along with the bead and starts tangling, one really can make no mistakes with this stuff. Pushing on the yardage when there was absolutely no more and no backtracking was dicey. But I wanted to so I did.

I should add, after I weighed a few times as I went along and prayed a little bit to stay on the safe side.

And I got it! Casting off right after a yarnover row is fine when you have to. But I finished that bigger motif and I really like how this cowl came out.

Five beads left. I don’t think that vendor would mind.

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Talk about stringing it for all its worth!


Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 03.01.18 @ 6:36 am

Wow, that was one close game of yarn chicken. I’ve played that game a time or two myself, won some and lost others.

Congrats on the win!

Comment by ccr in MA 03.01.18 @ 11:22 am

Excellent job of yarn management! You can send that bit along for mending and feel that you’ve used every last bit!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.02.18 @ 11:00 am

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