Madame Defarge Knits

"The fingers of the knitting women were vicious, with the experience that they could tear."

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handknit-shipwreck:

I finally did it! I finished the tricolor scarf I’ve been working on since January! Final measurement: 92” in length!

According to ravelry, I started this January 16th, but since this is I believe the third or fourth attempt, it’s actually been going on for a lot longer. It all started last summer when I read Victor Hugo’s Quatre-Vignt Treize and said to myself, “I should make a tricolor scarf.” Started out with a simple rib and rather cheap worsted weight yarn. Had to learn intarsia, which was not easy. Then decided I would try and do lace, for a host of symbolic reasons I won’t get into now. Lace+intarsia was a horrible, horrible mistake. There were so many mistakes and I realized that the colors were all too bright and garish, so I ordered new 100% wool yarn from KnitPicks and finally found this pattern in Purl Bee for a fisherman’s rib scarf. And then six months of knitting the same stitch, over and over, on the subway to work and on the bus to New York and while watching the entire fourth season of Game of Thrones.

But finally it is finished…the day before the first day of summer. Whoops. Well, it’s nicely rolled to go into what I’ve dubbed the ‘Winter Is Coming’ pile-all the things I’m knitting now when it’s too warm to wear them that I’ll be happy I have when it comes time to bundle up.

Project on Ravelry

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acolight-carmine:

This yarn is so pretty, but the pattern has gotten into the boring part - that is, I have to actually count every few rows or risk screwing up, and it isn’t fun anymore. I just need to finish, then block the damn thing. I don’t need to start another project. I have yarn, I just got a new book today…
haha who am I kidding I have two vest wips and two lace things I need to block WHAT’S ONE MORE WIP

acolight-carmine:

This yarn is so pretty, but the pattern has gotten into the boring part - that is, I have to actually count every few rows or risk screwing up, and it isn’t fun anymore. I just need to finish, then block the damn thing. I don’t need to start another project. I have yarn, I just got a new book today…

haha who am I kidding I have two vest wips and two lace things I need to block WHAT’S ONE MORE WIP

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dovahknitter:

I call them Fish Scale Socks. I started these at the cabin, but it’s been slow going since. Had to rip back some to fix a mistake I first thought I could live with but then realized I couldn’t. I’m getting back into the swing now, though.
The pattern is Show-off Stranded Socks (free pattern on Ravelry).

dovahknitter:

I call them Fish Scale Socks. I started these at the cabin, but it’s been slow going since. Had to rip back some to fix a mistake I first thought I could live with but then realized I couldn’t. I’m getting back into the swing now, though.

The pattern is Show-off Stranded Socks (free pattern on Ravelry).

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travellinglemons:

Some fun colored yarn I bought on sale from my Grandma’s LYS. I love the colors, reminds me of a galaxy, and I think I’ll make the Ten Stitch Twist out of it! The first picture is of all three skeins together, then I made them all into one (second photo) and LOVED the result, haha. It’s hilarious, I keep finding new things to make… I’ll never have the time…

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mouseknitter:

First try at entralac. It turned out okay but I know it can be better so I’m going to frog it and start over. This was a washcloth, but I’m thinking of doing a head band next.