Archive for July 12th, 2006

Wh00t for scarves!

As I discussed in my last book review about Scarf Style, I don’t give scarves enough credit.

I’ve dismissed them as to amateurish – not to mention the fact that they are so LONG!

But now, I newly love scarves.   I’ve designed one (trying to find a document hosting service that’s free, I’ll post the pattern soon, I promise) and knit two versions of it – and I LOVE the results.

When I bought Scarf Style, I really wanted to knit lots of the scarves in it – and lately, the one that’s been appealing to me is Misty Garden by Jo Sharp.

Now, it’s knit in mohiar – and the last time I knit father and fan in mohair, there were disastrous results.  True to form, frogging was absolutely impossible.  And since I was still learning the whole feather and fan thing, I made lotsa mistakes.  It was bad.  I was able to save most of the yarn (I did the freezer trick), but I’ve been leery to touch the mohair again.

The past few days, I’ve been itching to start a scarf – but I didn’t think I had any yarn.  But then, in part thanks to Brenda Dayne’s newest Cast-On podcast, I remembered the Briar Rose Fibers yarn that I’d picked up at the Putnam County Fleece Fair.

It was perfect – except for one thing – it’s really thin.  So I’m using size 3 needles.  I’m knitting a scarf on size 3 needles.  US 3.  Talk about jumping right in to scarves huh?

It’s slow going, but I like it!

Yay for believing in scarves again!

(Also – I’m having a tough time and it may be a few days before I update again.  Lets just say that I now believe that the curse applies to socks – and damn it, I tempted fate.) 

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Christmas Gifts to Finish
Mom's Sweater (the body is done)

Socks in progress...
Grandma's Socks
Koigu Scruncher
Monkey
Raindrop Lace

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Lace Leaves Scarf from Scarf Style
The Behemoth Log Cabin
The Swallowtail Shawl
Stupid Ugly Mitten
Felted Clogs

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