Saturday afternoon I was in charge of Lady K while Texter was a work and decided to work on something 'simple'. Something I could pick up and put down without issue. I had two skeins of this white ribbon yarn and planned on making something for Savvy with it.
Normally it is used to knit/crochet a quick scarf. By knitting it, it naturally corkscrews around and makes this lovely cascade of yarn. However, in Arizona she doesn't really need a scarf. But she does need something to throw over her shoulders at times as a barrier against the air conditioner. So I came up with this idea of taking the yarn and making it into a 'cape-let'. Figured the layers of the yarn would make a really nice, lacy, girly drape.
I pulled out a 3 yard length and that was my measurement for the width of the shawl. Since it does draw up somewhat during the knitting, it would still give a nice length to go over her shoulders. I even had in mind of finding/making a pin so that if she wanted to pin it and not have to worry about it falling off she could. I mentioned something about it at work and one of my co-workers brought me in a selection of pin she had in her jewelry box and wasn't using. I picked this silver leaf, thinking it was a nice addition to my 'vision'.
I was through one skein of yarn and starting on the second skein when I had to put it down. My plan was to pick it back up on Sunday night, after work, when I was watching 'Downton Abbey'. What could be more appropriate than a shawl while watching this period piece?
However, between Saturday and Sunday, the yarn pixies apparently decided they needed to help. When I started working on it on Sunday I had apparently gotten something twisted around and what was on my circular needles was not what I thought I had left there on Saturday.
So this is what is the yarn looks like now.....
A big pile of yarn, ripped out and needing to be wound back into a ball so I can start over again. With homework fairly light this first week, I might get some knitting in the next couple of days. After all, I have the pin to go with it already.