A Zipper Incident

I had a hand knit meet with an unfortunate zipper accident. You guys…I zipped my Age of Brass and Steam kerchief into my coat zipper. And I broke the yarn! Got it right in an eyelet…

I was at work when I noticed the problem. And I could tell it was going to spread quickly. So I grabbed some waste yarn from my knitting tool tin that was close-ish to the scarf and started securing off the running stitches.

It was a little tricky because it was in an eyelet row. And I did lose a full eyelet hole in the process. But I was able to catch all the open stitches and anchor them to the next eyelet over. Is it perfect? No…but I guarantee that bunched up on my neck no one is going to notice. And if you are close enough to notice then you might just be too far in my bubble and get a little love tap as a reminder to back away, lol.

This was 100% my fault and I’m a little sad I messed up a beautiful knit but I’m super glad I could save it. Now it’s just a shawl with character and a good back story!

Happy knitting!!

FO Friday: The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

My shawl is done!

I made The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn. I used Dragonfly Fibers Damsel in the Earth and Green colorway. I used mods on the because I had sport weight and the pattern called for fingering. The sport weight Yarn made this fly off the needles!

(Never mind the dark circles under my eyes….Jellybean is in a having bad dreams at night phase)

I used size 9 US needles and I knit one more stockinette and garter eyelet section each then called for. I even won at yarn chicken with just 2 yards left!! This baby is huge…

It’s 63 inches across and 22 inches deep. As you can see above from my atrocious selfies above that it wraps comfortably around my neck. My mother has been side eyeing this project since I started and so this might be her Christmas present. She spoils me so she is definitely knit worthy!

Happy Knitting!

Cast On: The Age of Brass and Steam Shawl

Awhile back I won some yarn from the 2knitlitchicks podcast giveaway. It’s Dragonfly Fibers Damael in rich reds, blues and greens. It fabulous. I fell down the Rav rabbit hole but did come up with a pattern for this yarn and my currently need for soothing knitting…..The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn

I cast on during my tonsillectomy recovery. I’m loving it so far!

My garter tab cast needs some work but I’m happy enough, lol. I did end up using size 9 US needles when the pattern states 8s. But the fabric it’s making isn’t terrible so I don’t feel inclined to rip it out and start over. I am just going to have a slightly bigger shawl, no biggie!

Happy Knitting!!