Can you believe Easter is right around the corner? I can't believe it either. My sweet mom gave me a gift of this lovely Maya yarn Berroco, one of their new spring yarns that is an incredibly soft chainette yarn composed of 85% cotton, 15% alpaca:
I thought I would get my needles caught often in it but, happy surprise, I only got my needles caught a couple of times and definitely no more than any other multi-ply yarn. The chainette construction keeps the cotton lightweight and it is yet another heavenly soft yarn from Berroco.
Quirk is the charming scarf I made with only 3 hanks of Maya:
It is from Norah Gaughan Vol 12:
Quirk is a wonderful gift for yourself or someone you love for only $25-ish. The scarf starts at the center point and the center triangle is worked before splitting off to work each "wing" separately. The below pic is the bottom center triangle and I had just started the right wing while the left wing is waiting on an extra circular needle.
At the beginning of the instructions it says, “Beg chart C, working 4-st rep across to last 12 sts,” I think it should be “last 14 sts” then last 13, 12 and 11 stitches remaining for the next 3 rows before repeating the decreases again with 14 stitches remaining.
I worked nearly exclusively from the charts. The only other thing different was in Chart B. I decided I wanted the yarn overs near the ends of Rows 72 and 74 to be in the same diagonal line as the rest of the decreases in Chart B and to match Chart D. So, this is what I did (changes in bold):
Row 70: K6, (yo, k1) twice, (yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo) 9 times, k3tog, turn.
Row 71: Purl.
Row 72: K6, (yo, k1) twice, (yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo) 9 times, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, turn.
My scarf weighs 4.9 oz or 384 yards. I just heart, heart, heart the finished scarf and can't wait to wear it for Easter:
And the close up:
Other important household news, Kate is now 9:
What are those chocolate discs, you say? Why, they are See's peppermint patties of course!
To think my youngest is 9 YEARS old, I truly cannot believe.
The kids have a mini spring break this week with Thursday through Monday off, so what should you do with this extra time? Have a Humans vs. Zombies war with Nerf Blasters of course:
I wish I would have recorded how many hours Wade and Kate spent outside in our perfect weather. Hope you have a lovely Easter with tons of knitting time. Knit on!