Future Fodder

See this?


That’s the heating guy installing the much awaited piece for the heater in the new garage.  AND it’s going to be 50 degrees here tomorrow.  Know what that means?  Painting of the floor will likely take place this weekend. (As long as the temperature of the floor is ok.)  Painting an epoxy floor appears to be a somewhat complicated process. Hence, the need for me to view a DVD about it.  Lots of mixing, timing the mixing, painting, then re-painting, timing the time between those paintings, then more mixing, then throwing paint chips, then the next day putting on a clear coat.  On a 1400 square foot area.

While you await the very-likely-good-fodder-for-the-blog story of the painting of the floor, how about a knitting update?

I’m on a starting binge.

I started my Jimmy Beans Wool Downton Abbey Mystery Knit-a-Long shawl on Sunday:


It’s not much to look at until I get the next clue this Sunday before the next episode.  Stay tuned. Ha!  That joke never gets old.

I also started the Snow on the Laurel arm warmers :


It looks a little weird, right?  That is because they are knit inside out!  Here is the “right” side:


A pretty, basic, arm warmer with an easy cable on a reverse stockinette background.  Since the knitting is all purling except for the cable part, they are knit inside out so you can knit most of the stitches instead of purl them.  So cool.  Hoping to make these a class.

I also started the Easy Brioche Scarf:



I’m hoping this will make a good class too since it would be a good introduction to the brioche knitting technique.  Very easy, one line pattern!  It will be a short class.

And, finally, I’m making progress on Princess Franklin’s Plaid cowl:


The first section is done – knitted stripes in garter stitch.  Now, on to the garter stitch grafting, which I have never done before.  Then on to the weaving – using a yarn needle to weave 74 strands of yarn horizontally across that piece above.  I can’t wait to see what it will look like!

Now, I’m off to re-view the epoxy floor painting DVD.

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