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looking for what's missing... I'm a knitting, spinning, mother of teenagers with a big dog, a small cat, minus the lovely rabbit Meliflua.

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Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pushmi-Pullyu or an Endless Alpaca


I have been working on the Endless Alpaca Scarf since the beginning of February. No, it is not a scarf for an alpaca with no end; it is an alpaca scarf that feels endless. The Neverending Story of knitted scarves. The knitter's equivalent of Lillian Hellman's "two people and a ham." (eternity!) It is currently 147 cm long, and between 20 and 30 cm wide (Go Metric!), depending on if you squish it together or spread it out. It kind of looks like a freshly plowed spring field, doesn't it?
It's Mistake Rib (knit 2 purl 2 on an odd number of stitches), hand-dyed, almost-black alpaca yarn with flecks of brown (not much relief), 65 stitches wide on size 6 needles, about 527 rows. I'm quitting when this skein (the third) runs out. Or in 15 minutes, whichever comes first.

3 Comments:

Blogger ClaireLeah said...

Kewl - I've always thought (and said) that Alpacas look like Pushme Pullyous - nice to see someone else has the same idea!
So - what's next on the needles?

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

It looks longer from that perspective!

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Mistake Rib. And it sounds so biblical: And God took the rib and created something wild and woolly....
-Jody

5:52 PM  

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