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Today's blog is going to be relatively short, which reflects the amount
of time I had to knit on Scotch Mary... Practically nothing. During the
morning I did work a few of the increase rows.
(With some luck, and probably the help of a movie, I'm hoping to be
done
with those pesky raglan increases sometime tomorrow.) After these few
rows I decided to be very greedy and took today as a day off. Really I
was being very responsible. I had made plans to spend the day with
Chris (my boyfriend) and since today was Superbowl Sunday... well, I
think you get the idea. The idea of mixing my brand new sweater design
with a bunch of guys, football, and some alcohol consumption seemed
like a very bad, bad idea. Instead I grabbed a skein of chunky yarn and
cast on for a cute little slouch hat that I'm currently calling my
"Sundae Break" hat. I'm using a skein of Noro Taiyo
(cotton/wool/silk/nylon) that has colors like Neapolitan ice cream. The
yarn feels pretty good, but I think I'm mostly in love with it because
it reminds me of ice cream, and ice cream is one of my most favorite
things in the world. (Because come on, doesn't a bowl of ice cream
always make everything a little better?) I managed to pretty much
finish the Sundae hat and will probably be posting the pattern sometime
in the not too distant future.

I got a few comments back on the ribbon vs. i-cord lacing on the sides
of Scotch Mary. It looks like i-cord would be the method of choice for
most folks. I'm going to use that as my goal for now then and start
looking tomorrow at different eyelet panel options that will work best
with i-cord.
As always.... stay tuned!

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Comment by Erica Jackofsky on February 9, 2010 at 8:26am
I'm a two project knitter.. There's always a bigger project and a smaller project going on my needles. I'm glad you like the idea of a simple knits collection. I think I'm going to have great fun with that one. :-)
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 9, 2010 at 7:33am
Erica, Like most knitters I keep two or three different projects going at a time. Usually one lacey something, a sock, and maybe something a little more complicated (sweater or shawl) at a time, and depend on at least one being pretty mindless - a nice collection of simple fun knits is always a good idea. --S
Comment by Erica Jackofsky on February 9, 2010 at 6:51am
Well.... as of today... I'm thinking of putting the Sundae hat into a little collection of simple knits... The kind of thing you might turn to when your bigger projects require more thinking than you may want to do at that moment. I have another hat idea that would fit into the same theme... Peppermint ... knit using KP Comfy. Shoud be very yummy. :-)
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 8, 2010 at 8:19pm
Can't wait to see the Sunday Break hat... sounds yummy... smart to exclude the Scotch Mary from the Super Bowl... it might have been too much for her. Can't wait to see how Mary turns out! --S

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