Clean as a whistle

SilkyThis is the scarf that will be frogged, but I thought I’d post it for the record. I recently subscribed to Interweave Knits, and hope that my request was timed so that the first issue I receive is the fall one. I’ve been seeing a pretty, little, triangular, lace scarf from that issue popping up on various blogs (did I see a knit-along, too?) and wonder if the Silky Wool would work for that. It’s definitely the kind of thing my sister would like.

CromAug2And that nicely wound ball? I took the swift on her maiden voyage over the weekend. It had been ages since I used my ball winder, and discovered that it works much, much better when the metal yarn guide is employed! Duh. I resisted the temptation to wind many other hanks into balls, saving some of the fun for another day.

CromClose1CromClose2Also pictured is Cromarty as of last evening, BK (before knitting). I’m cruising right along these days — some rows are more intense than others — and feel like I have a good rhythm. While I’ll never memorize the pattern, I am becoming very familiar with it and with what’s supposed to happen, and if I have a brain-fart row (as I did last night), I can feel that something is wrong while I’m working the following row. I don’t usually have two bad rows in a row. And I do love, love, love close-ups, so a couple more shots. The pics on the left are more true for the Laurel color.

The repairman was loading up the old water heater as I arrived home last night, so we did a little laundry and dishwasher catch-up, as well as taking nice, hot showers! Thanks for the great tub tip in the comments, Ann! I suppose a kettle of water is heated on the stove to a much higher temperature than you’d ever get out of a water heater, so it wouldn’t take as much as one might think to make a comfortable bath. My hope, though, is that no one has a need to test this tip anytime soon.

4 thoughts on “Clean as a whistle

  1. got some nice eye candy pictures on your blog today ;0) love them!
    i want to do that beautiful scarf thats in the latest interweave mag…lys lady says it’s a easy first lace pattern..what do you think?i’m dying to do lace.we seem to want to do the same knitting lately have you noticed that?

  2. Oooh, those cables are divine! I finally received my Calmer and I’m in love with it! It’s so soft and elastic, but still a little cottony feeling too. Now I need to buy more Calmer to knit Cromarty. Glad you’re in hot water again. Those little creature comforts are hard to do without.

  3. Cromarty is looking great!
    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Interweave Knits mag as there looks like quite a few things I would like to knit, including the little lace scarf.

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