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orange FO and Errol

Charmed Knits came, and before I could look through it all, the kid wanted it! He wants Errol! (that link is to an Errol KAL! Here is the general Charmed Knits KAL...who knew?) I'd finished the Orange Object, so Errol seemed like a good stashbuster.



Yes, we got our book. This morning. The kid was on page 26 before we got home (the store is about 5 minutes away!).


This book was sitting on the table, next to Sea of Monsters (go look at the cover) and I thought, wow, I really like the orangy brown colors in those covers!

So, yes, I have a thing about orange. And an orange thing.


I'd been thinking for maybe two years that I want to make a scarf like the greenish one I wear on my head, but in these two orangy yarns. One is Rotunda Print color 195, the other is Mosaic FX in sunset boulevard. I increased a stitch at both ends of each row, until I got 104, then decreased back to 1 (like a plain washcloth), did it on #15's, so it was quick. I was a little surprised at how much shorter the triangles were versus when you increase on only one side (like mom's shawl). What intrigued me was how fluid it was when it was done. Hold one corner and it falls like a square, more or less,


And hold another corner and it suddenly becomes very long and rectangular,

and hold it in between and move it back and forth and it's like a slinky!

OK, so in my own defense about that get up (modeling Mom's shawl)... I did wear the head scarf and green shirt during the day, but when I came home I took off my pants and grabbed the nearest shorts (you can tell I am a true fashionista and that my wardrobe choices take much deliberation). I call those shorts my 'Bedrock shorts'.


shorts! as pants they would be quite frightening!

Did you see that shirt? I think it's from the 1970's. In the 80's I altered the collar so it's no longer long and pointy. I like the fabric, I think it is really batik dyed.
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