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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6 Responses to “Wh00t for scarves!”


  1. 1 Maggi July 12, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    The curse? The boyfriend curse? I’m so sorry. And also thinking uh-oh, because my Trek-along socks are not for me . . . The scarf sure is lovely ~

  2. 2 Lori July 12, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    The scarf looks great! Cute pics! I also checked out your pinwheel, as I am also knitting one. And I just love your version!!

  3. 3 Jessie July 13, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    I started a scarf using Koigu and US3s, and have a good foot or so done on it. LOVE IT, but oh the teeny needles!

    Did I mention I started it in 2004?

    Yours looks lovely though!

    Hoping for the best with the ‘sock curse.’ I’ve been there, too.

  4. 4 Julie July 13, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Oh, darlin’, hang in there. I find a stiff margarita works wonders. And a bit of blunt trauma to the head. Any head will do.

  5. 5 Dipsy July 14, 2006 at 4:37 am

    Wow, this scarf already looks so gorgeous, I can’t wait to see it when it’s all finished in all its glory! Yay for finding your love for scarfs again, they’re such fun and rewarding knits indeed!

  6. 6 Amanda July 14, 2006 at 11:16 am

    I love this scarf that you are working on.. I can’t wait until you post the pattern. I’ll definitely be making it.

    I’m in a scarf phase right now and can’t seem to get enough.


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