They can’t all be winners.

So apparently, attempting the mobius cast on for the first time while riding in the passenger’s seat of a car, may not be the best laid plans of mice and men. As I mentioned before, I started working on Cat Bordhi’s mobius scarf while driving to Houston a couple of weeks ago. When you finish her awesome cast on it’s really important to lay it down on a flat surface and check to make sure that the circ cord only has ONE cross in it. I did do this, I swear, except that I had to use my lap instead of a table and apparently that didn’t so much work for me. As I was knitting, I thought something looked strange but because mobius pieces are knit from the middle outwards and I had never worked this way before, I wasn’t sure. Soooo, I finished my scarf but instead of one twist I have at least three. Doh! The FO actually still looks fairly pretty except that the twisted area looks vaguely like a wrung out wash cloth.

I keep playing around with different ways to wear it–it kind of works if I wear half of the scarf on one shoulder and let it cross over my chest, much like one would a purse strap in the middle of a busy crowd. I don’t know–I may end up steeking it and turning it into something else. We’ll see.
I’ve been a little quieter than usual over the past week because I’m on a time crunch to get this little how-to book done. I’ve been sitting in front of my laptop forever which is where I’ll remain for the the next two weeks. That said, I would love some break-time distractions in the form of a WIP roll call. What are you working on? C’mon, I showed you (some of mine), you show me yours! What pattern(s) are you working off of? What yarns are you using? Inquiring minds wanna know!

15 Responses to “They can’t all be winners.”

  1. KnitXcorE

    the yarn you used is extra sassy! i
    My WiP’s:
    -Fetching (from in a hand-dyed kona superwash

    -Knucks (also from knitty) in Rowan’s Cashsoft DK

    -Moderne Log Cabin Blanket from MDK in’s Sonata

    I just made a WIP post on my Blog if you want to see pic’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pam

    I LOVE the color for your mobius scarf! My fav WIP right now is a crochet cardi with a chunky cable panel, in a coral color, of my own design.

  3. fig

    Yep. My first Moebius scarf had two twists–must try again! I think yours is yummy! WIP’s–lots of socks (5 different ones), Woodsy Baby, & a couple of sweaters.

  4. Terri

    Nothing too facinating. I have one WIP (shame on me) a basic 2 rectangle poncho with some yarn I grabbed at the craft store. I also have a future WIP I’m slowing spinning on my spindle. Not sure what that will become… maybe my own mobius!

  5. Jeanette

    I love the colors in your moebius, Vickie and wish we could see a photo of you wearing it! Its beautiful.

    I’m working on a second proto-type of a self-designed sweater – something to throw on over a tank as fall is coming with a big wide open V neck (seems to be a look for the fall that I keep seeing in stores).

  6. Rachel

    I want to make a “pashmina shawl” with bernat satin in black, and maybe a little white thrown in. I am basically at the forming a picture in my mind phase! It’s going to be rainy here in the northeast so I’ll probably get a lot done.

  7. Teri

    Right now I have so many WIP its ridiculous. I have 3 purses that I am crocheting, a pair of socks, 2 scarves and an afghan. I need to get off this darn computer and get busy…LOL I will be giving updates on my projects on my blog. Teri’s Fiber Arts & Textiles.

  8. Vanessa

    Just goes to show we all make mistakes and sometimes a good one ! I think it is gorgeous! I just purchased my needles , not sure what yarn to use yet for the Mobius. The best show yet!
    I am working on Blueberry Waffles sock pattern with Trekking yarn! Will post pictures when done