On a roll

I can’t help myself; I keep finishing things. And starting more. And having ideas about other things I’d like to knit or design. This is a sweet little hat that I made last week. It’s the “Narragansett Bay Cap” from Lisa Lloyd’s A Fine Fleece (yes, I came across it as I was turning pages while knitting the Road Not Taken scarf).

Pattern: Narragansett Bay Cap
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm
Modifications: Needle size

I’ve already started knitting the matching scarf. Since I know I don’t have enough yarn to make it as written, I’ve modified the cap chart to make it work. See? On a roll.


My knitting energy extends to finishing and blocking the Rivolo scarf. I love how it turned out! I blocked it pretty seriously with blocking wires, and it looks and feels just lovely. The yarn has a silky shine to it that blocking seems to enhance.

Pattern: Rivolo by Anne Hanson

Yarn: Sundara Merino Sock Yarn in “Aqua over Terracotta”
Needles: US 5/ 3.75 mm
Modifications: Length (I made mine longer) and needle size

Once again, I find myself without a fresh pair of socks on the needles. I’ll take care of that right away, or as soon as I decide what pattern to use. It’s so hard to choose when there are so many I want to make! I think it’s time for a bluish-greenish pair. Or purplish. Or not.

I’m also playing around with a cowl design. I read somewhere that cowls are the new socks. I don’t know about that, but I do know that I was looking for a way to put a little bit of Sundara’s Aran Silky Merino around my neck, and a cowl is as good a way as any. I’m swatching and frogging and knitting around and around, and one of these days I’ll have a pretty neck tube to show. That’s all a cowl is, really, isn’t it?

It’s going to be a busy week for me. I’ve gotten the go-ahead to do all the testing that I need to have done before I can begin chemotherapy, so I’m booked for blood work today or tomorrow, two scans on Wednesday, and (ugh) dental work on Friday. That last thing, unpleasant as it is, has to be done now because it can’t be done during chemo. I’m going to fit some work in there too — and one of the days will be my first time “on the schedule” since the beginning of June. Till now I’ve been marching to my own drummer.

Speaking of the drum, I hear it beating now. It’s time to get on with the day. There’s a breeze this morning, and it looks like another beautiful day.

12 thoughts on “On a roll

  1. Completion energy seems to wear well on you 🙂 Your two new projects are stunning.I look forward to seeing what you create with Sundara’s yarn for a cowl! I don’t know if cowls could ever replace socks in my knitting bag, yet I do find that they are quite enjoyable.And somewhere in your busy week, I hope you’ll have a spot of time to stroll along the beach.

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  2. I love the cap and the scarf! The cap looks so soft and the scarf is gorgeous. You’re on a roll. You do have a busy week. Good luck with everything.

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  3. Do I dare to ask … how many pairs of socks do you own? Since there must always be a fresh pair on the needles … hmmmm … Glad you’re doing well, and will be thinking of you as you launch into chemo. With love, much love. You know that!

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  4. oh good heavens! I had my comment all typed and your comment posting is all different and I lost it trying to figure out which profile I should sign in as. I’ll try to reconstruct it …What a gorgeous scarf! You really put me to shame, Jane. I started a simple shawl ages ago and haven’t touched it in … oh … since June I think. I’m so bad! Good luck with your scans and chemo this week. I’ll be thinking about you and sending you healing thoughts and vibes. I hope it all goes well. Do leave time to go and dip your feet into the ocean. Take care, Jane.xxoo

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  5. So many beautiful things. Let me know what you come up with for a cowl–I need to knit something for a baby, and then I need to knit something that’s not for socks or feet already . . . sheesh!Keep kicking cancer’s ass, would ya? Thanks!

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  6. Wow, look at all of that beautiful knitting you’ve been finishing! Me, I haven’t finished so much as a sock in…..months. Good luck with your tests. Let’s hope you can cross cancer off your list really, really soon!

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