Fiber Friday

A few weeks ago, I stumbled on a yarn called Our Solar System. Our ever growing little person loves all things solar system so I thought it would make a great yarn for a new hat. If you visit the site, you will see how the stripes are based on the distance between the planets. Very cool.

It was a good week to get such a lovely skein of yarn because it offset a bit of unraveling I had to do on a shawl this morning. I guess I should always have more lights on when I knit textured sections because this morning, I found a glaring mistake about four rows back (300+ stitch rows). It was not possible to fix it and I knew I would end up being very disappointed if I kept going forward. So, I took a deep breath and pulled out those four rows. Fortunately the yarn is sticky enough to hold its shape so I was able to pick up the stitches and very happy to find that it matched the stitch count on the pattern. Crisis averted.

And now it is Friday afternoon. A berry crumble is cooling in the kitchen and it is time for some more knitting and reading and easing into the weekend.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Fiber Friday

  1. I’ve been tempted by that yarn! I can’t wait to see how the hat you make turns out. Bravo to you for ripping out those long rows. I would have done the same, but complained a lot! It is Friday evening here – about 8:10 and I FINALLY feel as though I am easing into the weekend…and am grateful for that. It has been a long work day. Have a good one!

  2. Hope you were using a life line! That’s a lot of stitches to rip out, that’s for sure. So glad it was successful! That is fun yarn; what weight is it?

  3. That does sound like a fun yarn. Sadly, I don’t wear shawls. But wonder about using it to make a top down sweater with a solid color to complete the body and sleeves. Hmm something for my 2025 plan. LOL

  4. I got that yarn, too, and I’m going to make a hat. I think it will be my travel knitting for Iceland!

  5. So glad your were able to pick up those stitches after you ripped back. Your shawl is gorgeous and I love seeing its progress!

    A berry crumble sounds amazing. We picked blueberries on Friday and I thought I was going to need to bake something, but the kids are making good headway on them without any help!

  6. That is such cool yarn, Juliann. I love Gauge Dye Works yarn. They have such interesting skeins! And sorry about your shawl . . . but you’ll never regret that (heartbreaking) ripping back. XO

  7. oh that yarn is so very cool! I’m thinking Charlie might even wear a hat if it showed the planets like that!

  8. Well rats to ripping out long shawl rows but I would have done the same thing. Honestly, once I make the decision and get the project back on the needles I am happier. The Gauge DyeWorks yarn looks perfect for a little one interested in the solar system.

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