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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Yarn Here and Where I travel...and Look Ice Cream!

Started this shawl on a recent vacation.  Needed something small and easy to work on while on the plane.  I've since lost my note and need to refresh my memory, but finding the pattern again on line.  I know you were to go as far as you wanted before starting to decrease to make the 2nd half, but I'm having trouble visualizing how to do the decrease so I keep the design where the yarn overs are.  The yarn overs for you non knitters is the edge with texture you see on the left.  I didn't work on during vacation, and couldn't work on it on the return flight cause I lost my note.  Argh.

Instead I worked on this during vacation.  It too is a shawl, but after I did several additional rows of light gray and yellow, I decided I didn't like it.  And the beginning which is tighter due to using bad needles when I started it......was very apparent to me............so I frogged the whole thing.  Another ARGH.

Here's my Un-knitting.  They look better together in balls than when it was knitted.  So the yellow and gray will have to be for a different project.

And here's how far I got while on vacation after ripping out.  I also decided it was too wide so cast on about 3/4th of the number of stitches as the first go round.  AND decided to start with the darker combo and paced the stitches different.  I did both single and double YO on the first one, but singles really aren't noticeable so didn't use them the 2nd time.  I'm also using more garter stitches in between sections of changing colors to add a bit more sturdiness to it.  Debating if I have enough yarn or should so find a yellow or blue that blends to add it.  From memory believe each ball is slightly over 400 yards.

Went to an art fair while on vacation........more on this later on my travel blog

Did lots of walking and hikingEnjoyed a DQ after one hike, but as you can see it was hot and the cone was melting very quickly so when we ordered, she immediately put the cones in a cup.

Haven't joined this blog hop before...but like the idea.

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Took a nice long walk and have already hit my goal of 11K a day.  Am thankful I can walk that far, and even more thankful I managed it by 11:30 am, so all the rest of the day will be a bonus.


  1. The shawl is very nice. It's hard to believe as hot as it has been, but we'll all need shawls to keep warm soon. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Thank you for the visit, much appreciated. The shawl is quite light weight. I actually wanted it for spring, maybe I'll make it next year, lol.

  2. I love art festival and such.
    Coffee is on

    1. Yippee on coffee Dora. I love the festivals also. Always interesting. Thanks for the visit, much appreciated.

  3. Hi Sandy: Lovely yarn colors, it is maddening when a note or directions are lost, I have done this with cross stitch.
    I love ice-cream vanilla is my favorite I can add so many toppings yum.
    I hope you had a lovely vacation.
    I could not find your email I want to thank-you for commenting on my blog.
    We eat the crouton as treats after lunch.
    I am adding you to my blog list.


    1. Thank you for the visit, I think I already added you to my list; but if not will do it now. Thank you!

  4. It's a good day when you get a walk in before noon. I need to get disciplined like that.
    I like all the yarn colors, even though you weren't happy with the results. I hope you finish something soon that brings you pride, Sandy.

    1. Thank you Robin for the visit, always appreciated and like you, I would like to finish something soon..helps the frustration level.


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