On The Needles: Drop Stitch Scarf

This is a quick update on one of my YOP projects I started to fool around with last weekend.   I’ve only added a couple of additional repeats since my first post on it but it’s shaping up nicely if I must say so myself.  😛 

The first round of dropping the stitches had my heart in my throat.  The second and third were no better.  At the end of every dropped row, I kept counting the stitches to make sure I didn’t drop stitches that I need to stay still.  So far so good.

The sea-foam pattern has already emerged and I love the colour play from the Malabrigo yarn I’m using.  I can’t wait to get this puppy finished and blocked; it looks like it’ll be amazing!!!!  🙂  The yarn is working up nicely; I understand now why knitters and crocheters go “gaga” for Malabrigo; that yarn is super fabulous!!!  It’s as soft and silky as it looks in the pic (and that pic’s not great).  Plus, I just love the stitch definition it’s giving me.  I should have been finished more repeats, but I’m stopping too often just to look at the pattern and run my hands over the yarn … oh boy … can you say in love?  😀

If you need additional inspiration, head over to Tami’s for WIP Wednesdays to see the other WIPs from the participants of that series.  I’m always inspired and I’m sure you would be too.

As for today — Happy Hump Day — the weekend is almost here and that should mean more knitting and crocheting for all of us!!!!!! 😀

Fearless Knitting ?????

It’s getting cooler, I’m waking up with knits on my mind.  Can you believe, I dreamt about making socks, getting my drivers license (don’t ask :P), doing a cable scarf and learning to knit continental style?  I’m not exactly sure what’s happening maybe it’s some kind of psychological process — you know, getting comfortable in my subconscious of things knitterly and otherwise that cause me some anxiety.  Come on … what else can it be?  Who wakes up with his/her first conscious thought as “I’m going to knit sock on dpns or magic loop”?  Who?  Seriously?

All I know is this … while I’m going through my beginner sock patterns and continental style knitting videos, my hands were itching to do something so I started one of my YOP items.  I’m using my Malabrigo Rios in Purgurdas to do my Drop Stitch Scarf.  I’m telling you right now, my heart was in my throat as I started dropping the stitches.  There goes that fear thing again … 🙄  But what’s been helping is that to avoid errors, once I get to the drop rows, I’ve been reading the pattern backwards.  So far so good.  Beautiful yarn, great pattern, sucker-free knitting ( 😛 ) — what’s not to squee about?  😀 

You know you want to, so let’s head over to Rip It Good’s for Squee Sundays and see what everyone is squeeing about.  Happy Sunday!!!! 🙂