Thursday, January 07, 2010

Going to Town

When I go into Chattanooga for my knitting group I am often on the road in the middle of rush hour. Here is a perfect example. I barely manage to control my road rage with all this congestion. :^)

Before me are a myriad of frozen waterfalls, all the way down the mountain. Spectacular!
At the meeting the gal next to me at our table mentioned that the Knitting Guild (the formal group) will be changing from a night meeting to a daytime meeting in the winter months, so I can come. Woowoo! And that they will be learning Entrelac at the meeting on the 18th. She had downloaded a tutorial and brought out her project start. I have always wanted to learn this technique and had seen and tried doing the tutorial in the past. Then the gal who will be teaching it showed her sample and I was instantly hooked. When I returned home I got out my yarn and got started.

It isn't hard, if you are sober, which is what I am these days of the diet.

I love this stuff, but only one side of it. The other side isn't so hot, so this will have to become a cowl, not a scarf. I don't know HOW yet, but when I figure it out, you'll be the first to know.


  1. Gee, Melody, I so happy you found sometime to fill ALL your spare time. ;^ )
    But it is preety darn neat, huh.

  2. it looks pretty with those vibrant colours. and, you can actually do entelac in the round for a circular piece, such as a cowl. I don´t know how to, but I have seen it done, so maybe you should ask the teacher at this course about it.
    best wishes from Iceland

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Melody! I've never wanted to try entrelac because it looks so fiddly, but after reading the tutorial, I see that it really isn't that hard and actually looks like a lot of fun. Can't wait to try it.

  4. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Entrelac, fun to learn but I didn't have any use for it. Of course, Lady Eleanor shawl is beautiful. That one I would like to do. One day, when I feel like knitting a shawl for ever. vjkohout

  5. It's such a beautiful pattern. Love those colors.
    I like your traffic jam.

  6. Ooh, good job your yarns weren't too hidden away for you to have a go at entrelac! I'll bet it would make for a handsome jacket of some sort -- or long vest? Maybe the back could be lined for a garment if it looks icky on the back.

  7. I remember a gorgeous mohair jersey a friend had in the '80s - my memory's l-o-n-g! It just fascinated me that the knitting went in different directions . . . It was done in shades of greys and grey-browns, back in the hippy days! Now I know it was in entrelac. I learn something every day - especially if I read your blog!
    Thank you, Melody,


  8. First those icicles on the side of the road and then this beautiful scarf. Love the flow and...of course the colors.

  9. I was looking at your quilts and trying to understand the plexiglass you drill the tiny holds through then how does the quilt stay "floating" in place?

    Your work is just delightful and even though I do not knit I have spent several hours enjoying everything on your blog.

    How talented you are!

    Happy sewing and stitching :0)

  10. Ooo... pretty! I have no idea what this technique is, but I likey!

  11. When you mentioned going to Chattanooga, I decided to google Palmer to find out where it was, and I discovered I used to live maybe a half-hour from you! I lived down Wash Roberts Road, over on Highway 8. We used to come home through Gruetli-Laager when we went over to Savage Gulf. It's an incredibly beautiful drive, as I'm sure you know.

    We used to drive down to Chattanooga to go to the art museum, have supper at a cool restaurant, and just walk around. Now we live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Small world!

  12. How strange you should post this now. I went to a quit event at the weekend and another quilter had a cardigan knitted like this. I remember doing it in the late 70's or early 80's. She obviously had stayed the same size and kept hers, mine went many years ago to a charity shop.


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