Meant to give the red alert that we’re going to be out and about! Please come hang out if you’re in the neighborhood (the neighborhood being the entire Midwest). Bring your knitting! If you fail to bring knitting, I may ask you to help with my scarf, which Caren was so helpful with at Stitch DC.
Thursday, May 4
Yarn Shop and More
7309 West 80th St.
Overland Park, KS 66204 (that’s Kansas City, for the geographically impaired, which includes me, especially because there’s such a thing as Kansas City, Kansas, AND Kansas City, Missouri. I’ll be lucky to make it out of the airport at all.)
Saturday, May 6
String of Purls
8721 Shamrock Road
Back to figuring out what a root canal is.
PS For anybody wondering about the particulars of the scarf above, here ye go (and thank Teva Durham for the idea, not me!)
I love the Slinky Tree Bark Rib Tunic which appears on the cover of Loop-d-Loop, Teva Durham’s wildly original book from last year. It features wandering 2 x 2 ribs which really do look like ribbing gone nutty. The thing is, this is a sweater that I’m not inclined to wear, given the word slinky–it really does need to fit on the snug side so that the ribbing opens up and you can see the wanderings. Soooo, I used her 16-stitch/16-row chart as the basis for this scarf; I started the chart whenever it felt right, and it was going SO WELL until I lost the chart somewhere between New York and Washington, at which point I just started plain old 2 x 2 ribbing. So the wandering ribs peter out about halfway. I wish they wandered all the way around, but ah well.
One increase and one decrease per row is all it takes to start the madness. So cool! Highly recommended.
Yarn: Schaefer Helene (50% wool/50% silk), size 8 (5 mm) needles.