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So, as I’ve finished my latest round of thrum mitten knitting, I managed to knit something pretty for me.

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Moebius knitting is pretty interesting, as you knit from the middle out, in one giant twisty circle – think infinity symbol.  It does mean, however, that each round is hundreds of stitches long.  Yikes.

I decided to use three skeins of Tanis’ lovely Green Label yarn, as I wanted something tonal – one colour bleeding into the next and the next.

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I wound and weighed the yarn, marking the points at which I’d have to change yarn.

I cast on using CatBordhi’s method and knit the whole thing in garter stitch in the following manner:

75% of the darkest colour

25% dark blue + 25% medium blue

50% medium blue

25% medium blue + 25% light blue

75% light blue

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I bound off using an applied i-cord which takes up a tonne of yarn, but finishes off the whole project nicely.

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Sadly, the whole project was a wash, as it ended up being to small to wrap around my neck twice.

Pfft.

It breaks my heart to rip it out, but I won’t wear it at this length.

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My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

4 responses »

  1. you could find a really cute button and crochet a flower to match the wrap as it is, then wear it at that length but with a flower button or other pretty brooch to offset the length. like a shortened scarf.

    I love wearing them that way. they are really cute that way over a turtleneck, or long sleeve cardi. Then again, I am not sure what your weather is like, it is still cold here in Central Oregon.

    • It’s still plenty cold here in southern Canada, though things are starting to come around.

      As for the moebius, a friend of mine saw and loved it, so it has a new home.

      I really enjoyed knitting it though, so I think I’m going to try again.

      ~A

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