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Monday, October 28, 2019

Bet You Can't Eat Just One, Potato Chip Scarf.

 Well...a bit of start-itis hit me.  I've been anxious to start working with this yarn, Queensland Collection, Perth 3.5 oz 437 yards and finally decided on this ruffle scarf.  The pattern is called Potato Chip.  I'm adding a link to a video that describes how you accomplish this using short rows.  I didn't find this video until I was at the point you see above.  In the video she goes from a small amount of stitches to a larger, the pattern I used did the opposite.

VIDEO HERE

The pattern I used though is HERE, but I am not using worsted weight yarn, and therefore I used 1.5...in that I cast on 30, and used 12-9-6 for my short row count.  Then thought it wasn't quite full enough and periodically changed to 15-11-8 and then would go back to 12-9-6.  My problem now is wondering if I'll have enough yarn as I was going to use both of this in fairly large blocks.  On my recent ladies trip to Hilton Head, my friend talked me into just using the purple.........gotta get my scale out and weigh how much I have left and decide if this is going to work.
Have done a few more rows on my mellow yellow (just decided on that name) shawl.  The drop stitches show up so much more on the solid yellow because you can see the carpet behind.



I've not signed up for the official challenge, but am using this photo to try and limber up with yoga a bit.  Still having a few issues with vertigo; but trying to work through it.

Night two of my 50th class reunion.  YES.......I am that old!  We were setting things up here before the non committee classmates showed up.  A fun, but tiring weekend.  It was just one day after that when I headed out of town for ladies week.

Was nice to get away and relax afterwards.  How's things going with you?

20 comments:

  1. Love that potato chip stitch.
    I really need to get back to yoga. I am as supple as a brick.

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    1. I hear ya on the yoga. I do it 3 times and think I'm getting into it, then don't and everything is hard and new for me again. Thanks on the potato chip scarf. It's a fun pattern to work on.

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  2. The potato chip is cute. I love the color. What is the challenge for the exercise? I don't think I've ever done yoga. Not sure if I could do any of those now.

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    1. I couldn't read the whole challenge for the yoga because you have to sign up and pay for the membership. But, I thought using this guide I could do some of the moves. I have trouble with #4...the balance thing is hard, and #7...it get's the vertigo going a bit; but going through these a couple of times each seems to help with being more limber.

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  3. Dear Sandy
    The potato chip scarf is looking lovely. The shawl is coming along well too. I recognise some of the yoga moves and try to do some yogalates every week to keep my back flexible. Hope the vertigo eases off for you.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you Ellie, I've never had the Vertigo this long and it's really irritating me. Thanks for the visit and kind words, always appreciated.

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  4. Love the scarf!! I don't see me doing yoga but I try to do 5 miles on my stationary bike at least 5 times a week to keep my knee limber and then i do some stretching exercises and some mini sit ups....Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Sounds like a good regular activity for you Debbie. Keep it up, it's important we all keep moving in some way so we can. Thanks for the visit.

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  5. I love your knitting of that scarf but doggone it, now I want potato chips!😄 Move it or lose it, I think that must be true. Take care. xx

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    1. Right you are Kay, move it or lose it. My Dad used to say something like that. Did you get the munches, lol.

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  6. My 50 cless reunion will be in 2028

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    1. You're much younger than me. Hope your's in fun. I think everyone really had a good time.

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  7. Yoga sure can help make one more bendy, just have to keep at it.

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    1. That's my problem Pat, I've not been good at keeping at it; but am going to try to do better with it.

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  8. The deep purple scarf looks lovely. And, wow, you've had your 50th HS reunion! I would imagine that it was for sure tiring yet fun.

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    1. Thanks Bea for the visit and kinds words on the scarf, much appreciated. Having fun can be very tiring, lol.

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  9. Your Potato Chip Scarf is lovely, such a pretty colour and a great design. I've never done yoga, I don't think I could flex my body in to some of those positions, I'm not very supple at all. Wow, a 50th class reunion, that sounds like so much fun.

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    1. I'm less flexible than I used to be, but am trying to improve that by doing some of these yoga moves. Everyone I know who does it says they do better. Thanks on the scarf. I'm enjoying making it and love the color.

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  10. Someday I will learn to knit and crochet.
    Beautiful color choices of yarn.
    I love Yoga, I always feel so good and refreshed after.

    Catherine

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    1. Thanks for the visit Catherine and encouragement with the yoga. Must keep trying.

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