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Since I had completed a lot of the collar it was put on hold last night until I picked buttons. As my fingers were itching to knit something, I finally picked up some Knitpicks Merino style yarn (purchased over a year ago) to knit my Ravenclaw Prisoner of Azkaban scarf. This pattern uses a lot of yarn. In fact, I think I could knit a whole sweater with the amount of yarn I have for this project. So, reading over the pattern it mentions using a Provisional Cast On, and while I did search the internet, it was the perfect time to pull out my Knitting Glossary DVD to have Elizabeth Zimmerman and Meg Swansen explain their recommendations. I put the knitting down to find this...

Her Puffiness on top of my yarn and project. Although, I was very excited because not only did I do this cast on (the scarf is knit in the round so the ends will be kitchnered), I also came across jogless knitting. For those not in the know, when you knit in the round and are making stripes your stitch is off by one which is obvious and annoying. Jogless knitting eases that stitch and helps with the illusion the stripes are even. I love learning new techniques!

It is first thing in the morning and I am almost done with Mr Greenjeans. Sigh, I hope it fits. Tomorrow, I will continue knitting the collar and sadly I may need to break into the final hank of yarn (for a few rows and bind off-how sad!). And steam blocking!

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At 10:36 AM Kim said...

Hooray for learnign new stuff! I was reading some EZ last night (and ont he ferry this morning) and thinking that I need to get one of her DVDs. Which one do you have?

 
At 11:22 AM Bezzie said...

"What's that mom? You wanted to KNIT this? But it's keeping me so warm!"

 
At 8:18 PM cpurl17 said...

I think her Puffyness should knit a few rows for ya.

 
At 9:03 PM KnitXcorE said...

i'd cut off one of my toes for that DVD.
I can't wait to see Mr. greenjeans!!!!!!!

 
At 9:49 PM Batty said...

It could have been worse. Puffy could have been holding on to it and twirling around and around. Merlin did that to one of my socks, and I was less than pleased.

 

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