I am gobsmacked that you cranked your Main Squeeze Cardigan in one week. You said you were going to do it, and I was all “That’s a great goal, Kay, sure whatever. We all have dreams.”
And then I ran into you in New York at the Merle Hazard gig at WNYC last week and there you were, swishing around all the economics millennials in your cardigan. Count me DAZZLED.
For me, I can’t stop thinking about those little color nubbins on the Bobble Throw from MDK Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy.
I’ve got a baby to knit for, so I think I’m going to dive in on a Bobble Throw that will let me fool around with those bobbles. Jen Geigley’s design has all the things I’m in the mood for: a long stretch of blanketizing, a border, and a bunch of bobbles that are added after finishing the blanket.
The amount of Rowan Big Wool required for the Bobble Throw is 10 skeins for the main color, 2 for the border, and tidbits for the bobbles.
It’s about the same amount of yarn as your Main Squeeze Cardigan, so I am challenging myself to a goal as audacious and wild as yours:
A Bobble Throw in a week.
Please stay tuned.
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When a Shawl Gets Real Big: A Tip
I’m into skein number 5, and the end is only 28 rows away. That is, 28 rows of 300+ stitches. It is a gigantic hug of a wrap—I’m loving the scale of her fingering weight shawl sized up with Winterburn Aran.
My TIP OF THE DAY comes after a scramble around the toolshed for a size 7 circular needle long enough to hold five feet of shawl.
It’s simple: if you don’t have one long size 7 circ, but you do have other size 7 circs, just add a second needle to hold half the stitches. Knit with the two tips of one needle until you arrive at the second needle. Drop the first needle, pick up the two tips of the second needle, and off you go.
I’m going to miss knitting these teardrop-shaped blurbles, now that I’m good at making them. It has really given me a jones for more lace, I’ll tell you that.
And the blocking! I’m knitting faster to finish up so I can give this thing a soak and really spread it out.