Category Archives: knitting

hatchet vs. axe

11 days ago, I realized I had no idea what the difference between a hatchet and an axe was. So I wrote myself a note on my to-do list and decided to write a blogpost about it. (because why not?) (and so here I am.)

First of all, it’s “ax”. Why is there no e? Merriam-Webster lists both spellings, but apparently “axe” is the more non-American spelling. Whatever. I blame that horrid body spray.

And it turns out that ax/e is an umbrella term.

A hatchet is a kind of ax that you can use with one hand. And apparently this guy.

The end!

PS: last week was apparently cephalopod week, and this is the darndest cutest thing, so I will create it for whomever wants it! (no guarantees on arrival date.) Let me know!

#CephalopodWeek #scifri

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another scarf!

This one was for Peter …. his Christmas present. And he got it February 27. Oh well. At least he got it.

I sort of made up the pattern. The following is the pattern for the ribbing:
Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1: K2, P2, (K4, P4)x2, K4, P2, K2
Row 2: P2, K2, (P4, K4)x2, P4, K2, P2
Repeat until desired length

And then this is the pattern for the stripeys (similar to the hat my mom made for him for Christmas):
28 rows: Color A

2 rows: Color B
2 rows: Color A
4 rows: Color B
2 rows: Color A
2 rows: Color B
Repeat until desired length. End with 28 rows of Color A.

I believe I repeated the pattern 11 times. Here’s a couple more pictures:


Oh yes, for the yarn, I used navy and white “I love this Yarn” from Hobby Lobby.

I spent like 10 minutes in a photo shoot with this scarf, ha.

And then here’s the boy proudly wearing said scarf:

Meandering Rib Scarf

I finished my knitting! Huzzah! Here’s the finished product:

This was my first knitting project, and my attempt at Lion Brand’s Meandering Rib Scarf. I used one skein (I would have liked to have used both skeins I bought, but I had Christmas time constraints) of Caron’s Simply Soft Eco acrylic yarn, Ocean color (cheap soft yarn from Wal-Mart! Yay!). I repeated the pattern 13 times, I believe.
The reason it’s flared out is two-fold … on the left side of the picture, it’s flared out because I had just started to knit and didn’t quite know what I was doing. I wanted the other side to match, so I just knit looser. In retrospect, I could have just added stitches. Ah well. It was late at night.
Close up on the texture:

Mom and Peter seemed to both like the scarf!