New beginnings

The humble beginnings of the grumpiest Curlicue in the world (Grumpecue?). Will this actually become a non-puckered blanket? I have no freaking idea, but because I’m stupidly superstitious, I’m using different needles and different yarn… well, at least a different color of the same yarn.

In other news, my dad requested that I knit a scarf for him. This is incredibly exciting for me because he never asks me for anything. At the same time, he’s an even more picky person than I am, so this project will take a lot of planning. I will surf the web and my library far and wide to find the perfect mix of yarn and pattern. I’m sure at one point or another a spreadsheet will be made and several e-mails discussing it will be exchanged with my dad. Yeah, I’m psyched!

18 thoughts on “New beginnings

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  1. Kathy

    I predict that this Grumpicue will come out with nary a pucker. Sometimes you just have to do a thing yourself to do it right – hats off to you for doing so.

  2. betty

    :) provisional cast-on…

    i was wondering why the pattern doesn’t begin with it. good luck, i’ll be watching. but anyway, i’m finishing mine, and let you know how it all ends up (puckered or mega-puckered!) ;)

  3. Judy

    Correspondece with my Dad are often diagrams, electrical plans, or ways to build a better squirrel proof bird feeder. Let the spreadsheets begin. Have fun!

  4. Laura

    I can’t believe you are re-working the pattern after you said that you wouldn’t! Good luck, I hope it works out.

    I like the color better than the white.

  5. Colleen

    Dude, you’re starting that blanket ALL OVER AGAIN?

    You’re a better woman than I am. I would give the darn thing, puckers and all.

  6. Risa

    You’re a braver woman than I, reworking that curlique. Best of luck.

    I obviously don’t know your dad but last winter I knit the Irish Hiking Scarf for my dad. He loves it. At least, he says he does.

    Thanks again for the info via e-mail.

  7. Stephanie

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed and praying to the math gods on the new blanket. With your skills you will have a pucker free blanket for sure. How exciting that your dad asked you for a scarf. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  8. Elise H

    Someone mentioned the Irish Hiking scarf….it’s a snap to make…pattern repeat quite easy. A lovely cashmere maybe???


  9. Lee Ann

    Oh, you are a goddess. If this works, I deeply need to know, because my geek brain absolutely loves the look of this blanket and I want one for me, not for anyone’s baby :-}

  10. Purly Whites

    I made my dad a scarf out of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Super Chunky and I used the Saxon Braid cable pattern. It turned out awesome and he ADORES it. I’m sure whatever you and your dad come up with will be fun and extremely soft.

  11. cec

    Best Wishes on the Grumpecue!

    I made my bigger bro a basic skullie and scarf from Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride. He was really pleased. This year smaller bigger bro is receiving and Irish Hiking Scarf in Lion Brand Fisherman wool. I love it so far, I hope (and bet) he will!

    I know you will come up with something creative, unique, and cozy!

    Love your recent socks, too!

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