A little about me

What can I say? I’m terrible at keeping a diary/blog.

I live in Portland, Oregon where I have picked up the habits of knitting and sampling good beer. I also love to paint, jog, and cater to my ever-needy cats.

I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling on May 1st, 2015. I currently work as a skills trainer with children at a residential treatment center.

Sporting a freshly-knitted new shirt.

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2 comments on “A little about me

  1. Lesly Sanchez says:

    Hi im attempting to do The 4th Doctor’s Scarf made into a handbag, how did you change colors?

    • Arafly says:

      To switch colors, you do end up with a lot of yarn ends dangling around at the end, but here’s how I did it – On the new color row, knit two stitches with the old color, drop the old color, pick up and continue knitting with the new color. Before I tie it off I always return on the purl row, straighten the work out a bit, and then pull it into a square knot. I wait until that point so I can tell how tight I’m pulling the knot and don’t end up too loose or too tight on the spot where the join is. Then, cut the yarn tail for the old color, leaving about 4-6 inches of tail to weave in.

      If the color change is on a decrease or increase row, you can knit more or less stitches with the old color, whatever makes it easier for making that first slip-knit-pass.

      The nice thing about the body of the purse is that you can use square knots and they won’t show, since they’ll be on the inside. For the handle, I used tips for going back and making an invisible join from the Doctor Who Scarf website.

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