Friday, March 05, 2004

A Big Thank You from San Diego
This webring has the most awesome and generous people. My painful post brought an incredible outpouring of comments and emails from readers sharing their experiences, advice, or just saying "hang in there." Thank you all for your collective wisdom and good wishes. I feel recharged and ready to get back into the parental trenches. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. May blessings and good things come to each of you.

Whew! Shall we get back to the knitting? I'd like to, if that's OK! Here's what I worked on during the RockStar crisis. It was light & frothy knitting, and just what I needed to stay calm in the eye of the storm.

Closeup of the texture

The scarf is made from 2 skeins of Cascade Rio (162 yards/skein), a cotton & rayon yarn that's new this season, and a single strand of silky ribbon (sorry, can't remember the brand), on Size 15 needles. Super easy pattern -- you knit the triangle in garter stitch, starting with 8 stitches and increasing 1 stitch every other row right before the last 4 stitches until you finish 1 skein, then attach the 2nd skein and decrease 1 stitch every other row right before the last 4 stitches, until you have 8 stitches left. Bind off 4 stitches, then unravel the last 4. Keep unraveling last 4 stitches from each row to form the fringe. You'll need about 350 yards of yarn for a scarf that measures about 18" deep and 36" wide. Easy!

Happy Friday, and thank you again, everyone.

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