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Infinity Scarf

Friday I had decided to challenge myself to create a scarf in half an hour. Well that didn’t work out too well. I wasn’t happy with the size and the length, so about half way into the project I decided to start over.

This is what resulted: 20121001-142925.jpg

This one is loosely based off the same pattern. And by loosely, I mean loosely.

I ended up using a size P hook and a foundation chain of 70 stitches. This made it long enough to wrap around my neck twice comfortably. I didn’t do the ribbing that the pattern called for, mostly because I got distracted while I was working it and was too lazy to pull it out again.

All in all, it took about an hour and a half to work. Had it been smaller I could have done it in the 30 minutes, so perhaps the challenge isn’t failed after all.

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I’m going to keep my eye out to see if I can find more 30 minute projects, this was kinda fun.

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30 Minute Infinity Scarf Challenge–Failed

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Once again it’s Friday and I have nothing to look forward to but an endless pile of notes to memorize.

I have been seriously neglecting the creative side of my brain, and it is dying to come out and play, so I’ve decided to do a crochet project today (despite all my WIPs lying around). I had found a pattern a few weeks ago on pintrest for a 30 minute infinity scarf that I was going to do today (30 minutes isn’t long at all!). However, when I actually went to go look at it, something that was tagged as “free 30 minute infinity scarf pattern” was actually an $8 pattern. Now, I don’t mind paying for patterns, but whoever decided to pass it around as free was a meanie.

So, I went in search of a similar pattern that was actually free.

I’m going to be making this infinity scarf instead.

20120928-125115.jpgI’m going to be using Homespun yarn, and am debating on the size hook. It’ll either be a size K hook or a size P hook (since they are the biggest hooks I have, and I’m too lazy to go purchase a new hook).

The challenge (because everything is more fun with challenges): There isn’t a project time listed with the pattern, so I’m going to attempt to make it in 30 minutes. Will I succeed? Probably not.

The plan is to work in small chunks throughout the night as I work on memorizing stuff. I will be updating this post periodically, so stay tuned. You can also follow my random antics on tumblr:http://blanketofdoom.tumblr.com/

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Time so far: 5 min

Foundation chain completed. I decided to go with the K hook which will undoubtedly add time to the project. However, it looks much better. I’m making it long enough to wrap around twice. The foundation chain is 110 chains in case anyone is interested. Also, I did not realize that the yarn was the same color as my shirt.

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Super Loops Scarf

Today’s knit a day pattern was for the super loops scarf. It looks so cute and fun to make. Plus the direction are so easy. Gotta love patterns that are just garter stitch.

I really like the idea of the loops. Before looking at the pattern, I thought it was fringe all the way down the side. I remember thinking to myself ‘huh, fringe down the side, now that’s cool.’ I’m even more impressed now that I see they are loops down the side. That looks even easier to do!

Once again I’m wishing I lived somewhere where it was colder. Somehow I think I will get odd looks if I wear a scarf around in this seventy degree January we are having.

 


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Painted Cable Scarf

Today’s knit a day pattern was for this beautiful scarf. This pattern is definitely going into the pile of patterns that I need to complete. It looks so beautiful and intricate. It’s a good thing that I’ve decided not to work multiple patterns simultaneously, as I have a feeling that this one is going to take me hours. Cables take me forever to complete.

Speaking of things taking forever, I am still working on the first pattern of the year for the knitted blanket. I am getting better at the pattern, I’ve gotten it memorized at this point in time. The block that I am currently working on is going much faster than the others. I’m not sure if its because I have memorized the pattern and no longer have to refer to it or if the speed knitting videos on the internet are starting to pay off. I guess time will tell.


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Skull Illusion Scarf

I am happy to say that the Skull Illusion Scarf is finally finished. *sigh of relief* It was really close there, I just finished this morning, but there was enough time to give it to my sister for her birthday today.

The pattern itself can be found here on the Ravelry website. I made mine using white and black Red Heart Super Saver yarn, which is what I use for most of my projects now that I think about it.

The pattern itself was really easy to follow, it was just very time consuming. Having to count stitches every other row made this project take far longer than other scarves.

Early on I was debating about adding more repeats to the pattern to make it longer, but I decided against it last night so that I could finish it in time. I did, however, add a six-inch fringe to each end of the scarf.

I’m really pleased with how the final result turned out. I like how the scarf looks different depending on where you look at it, as well as how the skulls aren’t apparent right away.

I’m actually thinking about making another one, but using red and black. Although, I may stick with nice simple beanies for a little while.

 


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Why Must Scarves Take So Much Time?

I wanted to have some new pretty pictures today, but I’ve become increasingly busy at work. While money is good, it means less time for knitting.

I’ve been working a lot on the Skull Illusion Scarf. I was hoping to have it done by Halloween, but obviously that didn’t happen.

I’m nearing the end of the repeats that the pattern called for. Unfortunately, it is a little too short for my taste, which means I’ll be adding more repeats which will take more time.

I now remember why I stopped making scarves, they take forever!