Saturday, February 24, 2007

So Much To Blog, So Little Time

So many adventures to write about. Such a small amount of interest to so many. Nonetheless, I proceed...

As you may recall from a few days ago, The Time For Blocking was close at hand. Well...The Blocking has occured. Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles, Kim has blocked a 2x2 rib scarf. Please, alert the press. This could be the front page story of no local paper!

However, as said blocked scarf is still pinned to my floor, and as a bit of exposition is necessary (ie: why the heck did I decide to attempt blocking anyway?), I must elucidate you with my tale of The Calorimetry Who Wanted A Scarf.

Several months ago, my dear friend Reed showed me this wonderful pattern. It really is quite a lovely and versatile piece of knitware, and I plan to make many more. However, BE WARNED: The Pattern Lies! After a gigantor first attempt (no photos available, though I've heard that Rachel does actually wear it), I came up with this second, smaller (yes, smaller. the first one was extremely large) version. See below for examples.
example #1
example #2
example #3
So, after this one wrapped its way around my head, I began to think that maybe the problem wasn't me, after all, but an error in the pattern. Turns out several people had the same problem (thank you, google. and Reed.), and I devised (erm, followed Reed's instructions) a new version of the Calorimetry. Way Awesome. Even if it doesn't hold the rib as well as it should. Heck, this yarn cost about $2.50 a skein, and each Calorimetry only uses about 1/3 of a skein. I don't care.

lovely, smaller version

check it out! so fancy!
So I'm lovin my new Calorimetry, and wearin it all the time, when suddenly I realize: I have 2/3 of a skein left of this gray-color varigation yarn! Illustrious! It seemed the only thing to do was make a matching scarf...but THAT, my friends, shall require it's own bloggy post.


  1. why thanks for the reference darling! i'm so honored...

  2. "This could be the front page story of no local paper!" sounds like a quote from Homestar Runner.