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Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
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Backyard Leaves

Here is my backyard leaves scarf in progress. Pardon the colours; it was really bright. The red is actually much redder, and absolutely beautiful.

For the backyard leaves scarf, you knit two parts of the scarf separately and then seam them together, but I decided to do a provisional cast on and then pick up the stitches for the second half. The scarf is going well, and I think I’m less than a pattern repeat away from casting off and being able to ditch the stitch holder.

Felted Slipper

Good news: my slippers felted this time! They’re not felted enough yet, so I’m going to wash them a few more times to get them down to size. And now that I know the slippers felt, I’m going to pick up the second one (I’m only half finished knitting it) and finish it.

A line down the denter of my slipper

One unfortunate learning experience: You can’t really see it very well here, but there is a quite prominent line down the center of these slippers (on the top and the bottom). I folded them the wrong way before throwing them in the washer and they felted extra hard along this line. I didn’t forsee this, although I should have. Hopefully you folks out there who have never felted before can benefit from my mistake! Don’t Do what Evey Don’t Does!

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4 Comments to “I have knitting updates!”

  1. Looks good!!!! Love the cables!

    Comment by
    Adrienne
    February 28, 2007 @ 9:31 am
  2. Great felting tip! I learned that with toddler slippers fortunately, so it didn’t so as much and a toddler isn’t as apt to complain about the “lump”, LOL. Love the scarf!!

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    February 28, 2007 @ 10:06 am
  3. I just throw everything in with regular wash and have never noticed creasing.

    Comment by Teresa
    March 4, 2007 @ 11:27 am
  4. I love your red scarf. I made one in pewter and I can’t say enough about the Knitting Heretic.

    Comment by Angie
    March 6, 2007 @ 12:01 am

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