Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

I am weak. I am a ---

Cheater Cheater
Pumpkin Eater

Yes, I should have been a monogamous knitter to get this baby gift done. I tried to be a good little knitter, but I am a CHEATER.
It is one cast on for the CONCERTO SCARF. That doesn't count, does it?

Here is my cheating paramour:

I cast on for the Concerto scarf -- pattern available free from Ravely, but you have to join a Yahoo group. De De from Ohio is hosting a Knit Along (KAL) for this free lace scarf or shawl pattern. She is also offering free tutorials.

I need all the help I can get knitting lace (actually, with everything) so I happily signed up.

I am knitting it on size 8 with Miss Babs Yummy in Light Turquoise.
You can see that I wound it up the traditional way (not center pull). So shoot me. Or please post and tell me why I need to do center pull and why it is better. Here it is:

You can also see that this was not a MEANINGFUL CHEAT, as all I did was wind the yarn and cast on. I may have a tryst tonight though.

Also daydreaming about that sock. Does that count?

Knitlark Lane Podcast
Starting with Episodes #20
A = Old-fashioned Fairy Tales
B = The Hunchback of Notre Dame
C = Moonlight Madness (medley of knitting, travel, books and Life Flavor -- What is Life Flavor?
You have to listen to find out. This month it is BUTTERSCOTCH.)


  1. I wound a Miss Babs "Yowza Whatta Skein" into a center pull ball and it got hopelessy tangled inside. Then I had to spend most of a day undoing it and making it into a ball like you made. So you did it right the first time IMO!

  2. Heck, I figure every ball is optional anyway--there's a tail on both ends, right?

    So... is the illicit affair still going strong?!

  3. Thanks for the support on my ball winding adventures.

    You can see that my life is pretty wild when even winding a ball is an event.