Ripple Scarf

ITwo Weeknights with Warrick Scarf was going through my scarf pile and discovered that I lied in my last knitting post…. I do, apparently, repeat patterns…. but only when I really, really like the pattern. ¬†ūüôā

The first time I used this pattern I was knitting Christmas presents for my future in-laws. ¬†I wanted to do something really impressive for my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law… something pretty and girly.

I actually ended up knitting my Mother-in-Law’s scarf twice… I was almost done with it when I learned that she was allergic to wool….. so I started over. ¬†I guess we could just call the first scarf practice?

The original scarf  went to my cousin, I gave the second scarf to my Mother-in-Law and later I decided that I wanted one for myself.

It took me a while to figure out where I found this pattern. I think the author changed her blog…. I seem to remember the story that went with the patten name being something about the tv show CSI (which I was hooked on at the time too) and how she was able to get this scarf finished in the time it took her to watch two episodes of CSI (which featured this really cute character named Warrick)…. Either I misunderstood, or she knits WAY faster than I do! ¬†The original post is gone, but the Ravelry link credits this lady.Two Weeknights with Warrick Scarf

It’s a super easy pattern. ¬†Just four repeating rows and only one row actually requires you to pay attention. Maybe she could get it done in two episodes of CSI….

One note: I mess this up every time and I have to start over…. it’s easy… but I always miss it. ¬†“Stitches 1 and 26 are selvedge stitches; the pattern is worked over 24 stitches.” ¬†That means you knit the first and last stitches. Sounds easy, right…. but I always forget to do that on the 2nd and 3rd rows! ¬†Remember that the pearl row needs to start and end with the knit too. ¬†She says that in the directions twice….. I still screw it up. ¬†Maybe if I say it a few times it’ll be burned into your brain.

I used two skeins of¬†SWTC Yarn’s¬†Karoke: Cherry Cola¬†(aprox 200 yards).

Ravelry Link:      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2-weeknights-with-warrick

Ameeta Scarf

Ameeta Scarf, Knitting We’re starting to plan our vacations for the year, so I’m knitting scarves. ¬†Yeah…. that sounded weird to me too.

My cousin, Shani has lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park for the past few years and she’s been driving me mad with the amazing photos that she posts. After whining relentlessly rationally presenting my argument, Brian has relented and agreed to bump Yellowstone up on our Must See list. ¬†Yay!

I messaged Shani right away and started asking where to stay and what to see and the best way to get from here to there. ¬†Two dozen txts in Brian tells me to ask her if she thinks we could take the convertible or might there still be snow on the road and would the SUV be better…. ¬†Huh? ¬†Snooow?

It just hadn’t occurred to me…. yes, yes… I know we’ll be going through the mountains…. but….

In my defense, this is my first trip north. ¬†All my vacations have been to the south… or somewhere tropical (except for that one horrible trip to Alaska.) ¬†In my head Vacation = Hot.

Shani set me straight. ¬†‘Pack a coat,’ she said, ‘and bring the SUV.”

So I’m knitting scarves. ¬†Ameeta, scarf, knit, knitting, pattern

I’ve been wanting to knit a new scarf for Brian for a while¬†now, but I couldn’t find a pattern that didn’t seem boring or girly. ¬†Then I remembered the Ameeta Scarf. ¬†I’ve knitted this pattern once before and I don’t usually like to knit the same pattern twice…. I’m still learning, so I like to add some new technique with each project….. but I really liked this pattern. ¬†It’s super easy, just knit and pearl. ¬†You do have to actually read the pattern… it’s not one that you can memorize and just knit, but it’s not complicated. ¬†So just to make myself feel like I was adding/learning something new I decided to make sure I had no transition lines when changing balls of yarn. ¬† I know that’s not a super fancy technique, but since I was using a striped yarn (and I hate the¬†transition line) I unwound the ball of yarn until I got to the matching color and made the change to the new ball of yarn. ¬†I had to do that twice since I ended up basically cutting the second ball of yarn in half to find the color. ¬†No transition line… Yay!

Here is the pattern on Ravelry: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Ameeta Scarf –¬†http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ameeta-scarf

I used two skeins of Universal Yarn’s Cedar Forest¬†(Aprox. 400 yards).