Sunday, January 28, 2007

Progress Report: Spiderweb Capelet

Ribbed Malabrigo Scarf
Originally uploaded by gradschoolknitter.
This isn't technically a progress report on the Spiderweb Capelet that I was making in Malabrigo Solis since I actually ended up frogging it last night... the Malabrigo was just too chunky for the pattern and it wasn't looking right... plus it was so huge that I had it on about 3 different circular needles and I didn't really have the right size. In any case, I had gotten about half-way through and I realized it wasn't going to look very good and it had been sitting in my closet for a few days and I probably wasn't going to tackle it again any time soon. So I ripped it out, because the Solis colour is just too beautiful to leave sitting in my dusty closet forever. And so I whipped up this extra long chunky ribbed scarf last night / this morning. It took basically no time at all, because the Malabrigo is so thick and I used size 17 (12.75mm) needles! Size 17!! I don't think I've ever used needles that big before... it felt like I was knitting with rolling pins!

In other news, the wrist warmers for the ebayer are coming along, and driving me crazy in the process. I have 2 full pairs done, one glove of a 3rd pair done, and a new glove of a different pair started. I'm happy to do it, it's just getting a little tedious to do the same project over and over and over and over again... I am hoping to be done by Tuesday at the latest though. I hope.

P.S. Bonus points for anyone who can tell me the name of the band whose t-shirt I'm wearing!!


Beth said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the scarf you made with the Malabrigo. I've actually used size US 35 needles for really fast fun-fur scarves - that's right, I said it, fun-fur.

Is the band Sea of No Cares?

Erin said...

Thanks! I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I can't believe you've used 35s... it just seems ridiculously big. And it's ok to use the ff word around here... There is the occasional fun-fur that I think is cute, as long as paired with the right thing...

And no, it's not, but good guess!

Joanna said...

Newfoundland's own Great Big Sea.

Erin said...

Yep! But if you're the Joanna I think you are, you sort of had an unfair advantage there! ;)

Has anyone noted that every picture I take of myself in my own scarves I also happen to be wearing concert tees??