We have been having the most gorgeous clear cold days. I'm not quite finished posting the Days for my 2014 Advent Calendar Scarf, but maybe I will finish that up tomorrow.
I have been having such a wonderful 2 weeks of break. All my kids were home. Pookie left today to go back to school, but Moogie and Himes are still home for another week.
Along with working like a crazy person on the 2014 Advent Calendar Scarf, I have started a double knit scarf. Truespark and Jitteryknitter gifted me a pattern for the There and Back Again Story Scarf by Frivolite Handcrafts. This is a double knit scarf in laceweight yarn that tells the story of the Hobbit.
Along with the 2014 Advent Calendar Scarf, I am knitting this story scarf for my NEWT in the HPKCHC. A NEWT is an "Advanced Studies" project that should take 3 - 4 months to complete. Although I finished the Advent Calendar Scarf in one month, there were enough hours of knitting to easily last 2 months. I just worked non-stop on it.
The actual knitting in a double knit project isn't that tough. Because I hold my yarn in the Continental method, in my left hand, I just hold both colors.
I also have only one row of the chart showing at any time. I put the pattern up on my screen, then close up the window so I can just see the row I am on. I enlarge the pattern as much as possible so the row takes up one width of my screen. This helps my old eyes. But I still need help with seeing the tiny stitches, so I have been wearing my magnifying glasses. They help a ton.
So far I have finished 1 full chart, and am about half way through the 2nd chart. There are 11 charts.
O, I forgot to say that I am using Cascade Alpaca Lace for the yarn. I bought this yarn from Cultured Purls in Issaquah during their Going Out of Business Sale. I planned to use it for an Advent Calendar Scarf some day, but I have decided that I like that scarf knit in fingering weight better than in lace weight. So I am ending the year and starting this new year by knitting from stash.
shaping the planet with a Hobbit's Journey