You CAN teach an old dog new tricks
Last night at Modern Quilt Guild, I was working on this scarf, which was twisting as usual. My friend was watching me and said casually, you know if you alternate the way you turn your work, your scarf won’t twist. Okay, I’ve been knitting since I was ten and kind of scoffed at my changing a life-long habit, but after a few rows, it was easy and voila, the scarf no longer twisted. So, if you’re knitting a long, skinny project, turn your work to the left after one row and to the right after the next and so on. You’ll figure it out! I finished this scarf for my daughter, made from leftovers from her fingerless gloves (I still have leftovers). I alternated changing yarns on the left and right and knotted the ends as a side fringe–no weaving in all those ends. I’ll get a photo of her modeling them soon. She has more expression than this dummie, er hat form. I’ll talk more about where I found my inspiration for a pattern for fingerless gloves in a future post–I need to make a set for me now so you can follow along–to the yarn stash. Maybe I’ll figure out how to attach the pattern–it’ll be FREE.
I only had time to dig out some ribbon and flowers to finish those pincushions I mentioned in a previous post. I need to clear off my work space so I can get out the glue gun and get busy tomorrow. So far I haven’t had to buy anything new. Looks to be a bit of wintry mix in the weather so it will be a great day to stay home and play in the studio.
I have been stewing about what to do with all these little doilies that didn’t sell years ago. When Walmart and the craft stores started carrying foreign-made doilies, I kind of went out of business. I saw a couple of table runners on Pinterest (a blessing–inspiration, and a curse–time suck) made by sewing doilies together. So soon I’ll head to the linen closet where I have bigger ones stored and play with this in-between projects.
That’s it for today. Stay warm (or cool) until next time. Surely you have something better to do than to sit here and read my ramblings. Bye for now. Oh, I can’t use that–I think that belongs to Nancy Zieman. Ta ta.