Thursday, April 7, 2011

Inside My Knitting Bag

not much going on .... trying to finish up some loose ends, pack for a choir trip and plan knitting projects that are easy and portable ..... which left me rediscovering my traveling scarf from earlier this year.  i LOVE the sock weight yarns that were chosen and although i sent a pattern and needle recommendation it wasn't always followed ...   :(

the scarf i received back had a section or two that was a bit wonky ... in fact, the 'contributor' even stated that she used size 8 needles on the pattern rather than the suggested size 5s ... so the pattern was rather wide and distorted.  rather than chunk it, i opted to rip out several sections in order to get back and correct the WIDEness and then restore it all .... and i thought i'd share the pattern for the Lace Rib, which to me resembles the Fancy Feathers from earlier this week as well.

Cast on 35 stitches.
Row 1:  (WS) *P2, k1, p7, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2:  (RS)  *K2, p1, ssk, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k2tog, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3:  *P2, k1, p9, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 4:  *k2, p1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 for pattern. 

* Secret tip i learned; on the SSK, slip 1 KNITwise, slip the next 1 PURLwise and THEN knit them together.  this little "tweak" in your habit will help the stitch lay smoother! 

This traveling scarf has been a fun option ... to "semi-specify" colors and see how everyone interprets that request ... to see the blending of choices, to acknolwedge that there really are some colors that just simply don't need to sit next to each other in order to showcase themselves!

Choices... Designs... When left up to me i. don't always choose wisely if I don't have the "BIG" picture in mind.. Which is perhaps the eXACT reason that God longs to be the Potter to the clay of my heart. How much easier is everything when I submit.. Willingly...

Submission doesn't have to mean resignation.. Or defeat ... Or be viewed as Anything other than being smart enough to recognize who has the smartest master plan .. And it seldom is me, on purpose!

Yet you, LORD, are our Father.
   We are the clay, you are the potter;
   we are all the work of your hand. ISA. 64:8

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
   Your face, LORD, I will seek. Ps. 27:8

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