The Perfect Unusable Yarn

During my brief stay in Victoria I had to find a LYS and have a quick peek at what’s hot on the other side of the country. While I was inside I (of course) found some yarn that I fell in love with, Panguipulli by¬†Araucania. I bought two skeins and figured I would have a wealth of ideas about what to do with it.

Doesn't it look just wonderful

Enter the problem. I want to make something small, preferrably only one skein. So I looked at all kinds of scarf and cowl patterns and even found a few that I love! I’ve cast on three different projects with this yarn and every one I have ended up ripping back.

The aftermath of another failed attempt

Try as I might I just can’t find something to fit this yarn.

Any suggestions?

Infinity Scarf

I got to do my first bit of airplane knitting last week. My propensity for reading during travel is not that high. I last about 5 min feel the urge to be doing something. This was a perfect opportunity to take some small knitting with me on the flight from Toronto to Victoria, layovers included. Of course, I didn’t think of this brilliant idea until 45 min before I was to leave. I had a stash of yarn from my sister, an abandoned scarf, so I grabbed that. Next, to find a simple yet engaging pattern to keep me occupied for the 12 hours I would eventually be spending in the air. Solution (after much searching, casting on and experimenting with needle sizes etc.) the 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf. I didn’t use the right kind of yarn which I think is the reason mine turned out much ‘lacier’ than I expected. Even with smaller needles it was pretty open, just tighter. But I still think it turned out alright.

 

Canadian University Rowing Championships

It has been a crazy week. Our team flew out to Victoria BC on Thursday to compete in the Canadian University Rowing Championships (CURC). It was my first time to the West coast and it was wonderful, albeit rather drizzley. On saturday we raced the time trials, competing for a spot in the A finals. We did ! We came second out of 13 boats, advancing us to the A finals on Sunday. Unfortunately we didn’t have the race of our lives and the other crews really stepped up their game and we came sixth. It was still the adventure of a lifetime though. The University of Toronto women’s team came 7th overall, which is pretty impressive considering we only sent 8 women, beating other teams who sent their full team.

Now I’m swamped with school and will be playing catch up for the weeks to come.