Monday, April 4, 2011

back to basics after a week of intense knit-blogging

Wow, the Knitting & Crochet Blog Week was all a bit of a blur, it went so quickly that I didn't really get to focus on a lot of the tasks at hand during the week. I didn't really get to read as many blogs as I would have liked last week, and I have a whole bunch of comments to catch up on, but all in all I think it was a great success.

And even better, I know that I can do a post everyday now! Although, I may not end up posting daily, it all depends on the content I suppose. Either way, I am very much looking forward to doing the same thing this time next year, when I hope that I will have a few more finished projects on Ravelry by then.

So, I thought, just to ease the pace down a bit, both in terms of the blog and in real life, I've decided to start a new and extremely therapeutic project.

Yeah, it's a thirty stitch wide garter stitch scarf.

I still have good ol' Osterdalen, but the problem is that on the sleeves, I have to increase every 4 rounds, and I'm ever so not in favour of stopping before a repeat round, otherwise I fear I may lose count of where I am. It's not something that I can just do a quick row over, I have to do 4 rows to keep myself happy and sane.

So I thought, why not let someone else take care of the colourwork? I could think of nothing more relaxing than knitting this scarf, along with following my recipe for a perfect evening of knitting. I can just lose myself on a wave of garter stitch. Non-ruffling, non-complicated garter. Ahhh.

And be forewarned. My next major sweater looks like it's going to be a Starmore. So expect a lot more scarves.


  1. I love garter stitch scarves, I'm working on one now. XD They are so relaxing

  2. On occasion I have used two different stitch counters while working a pattern. One to keep track of the overall rounds and one to keep track of the smaller repeats, such as an increase round. I have found it keeps me much more sane.