In Anticipation

I’ll be doing some traveling next month, and need a new project. Lace-weight yarn is always good, since you get a lot of knitting time with a small ball of yarn.

So I’ve spent some time looking through my stash and various patterns, and I’ve finally decided on a project. It will be Ene’s Scarf, in this Knit Picks Shadow yarn, colorway “Vineyard”:

Shadow - vineyard

I’ve never knit a shawl this way before – you cast on the stitches for the bottom edge of both sides, and then decrease in the center to end up at the top center with just a few stitches.

I guess it might not be quite as mindless as I’d like for a travel project, but c’est la vie. It will probably be a good idea for me to get it started before I leave.

BTW, when looking through some of the Ravelry projects, I came across this one. The project notes gave me a great laugh.

 

 

 

 

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10 Responses to In Anticipation

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for linking to those notes – they were fun! πŸ™‚

  2. jill says:

    Love the link! I have the pattern. Completely forgot about about it! Thanks for the reminder. If I survive my ambitious Christmas knitting perhaps a little something for myself would be nice. Your color is rich, rich, rich!

  3. margene says:

    If you come back with a finished shawl we’ll know the cruise was a sleeper. Ene has been on my list for years, but casting on and keeping 350+ st. straight has kept me away. Good luck!

  4. Stacey says:

    I’ve had that in my queue forever. It’s the cast on that stops me. πŸ˜€ It is quite lovely and I’m sure it will keep you busy. Have a fun and safe trip.

  5. Monica says:

    That will be really pretty in that colorway! I had a good laugh at the project notes you linked to, as well. We’ve all been there, right?

  6. Cookie says:

    I’m another one that wants to knit that pattern one day. Damask has that kind of cast on. Use stitches markers to help you keep track of your stitch count, sweetie. So much easier than having to count and recount.

  7. Carrie K says:

    That link was fun! Best comments ever.

    Cute scarf! It should be gorgeous in that color.

  8. Kitten says:

    Three shall be the number, and the number shall be three. LMAO
    Pretty pretty vineyard.

  9. Rachel says:

    Every time I see Enne I remember I really want to knit it but it is one of those patterns I never get to,,, oh well, one day!
    Your yarn choice is lovely and I really admire you for still taking this as a travel knit even after reading those funny comments.
    Starting from the bottom is fun. I knitted Maplewing that starts with even more stitches. Listen to our Cookie excellent advice about the use of stitches during cast on.
    Good luck and enjoy your travels πŸ™‚

  10. Silvia says:

    Very pretty yarn choice for the pattern. You’ll be fine, you’re a pro at this so your concentration will be fine…

    P.s. love the kitchen/sunroom colors!

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