Sunday, February 26, 2006
Every now and then I have to crank out an instant gratification project. Today I sat with my lovely green hand spun wool and decided that I needed a green scarf NOW! So I proceeded to start with size 11 needles and got about three quarters of the way finished when I decided that it was too tightly knit and would be too short. So off it came; completely frogged, and on to the size 13's it went. So with a marathon of "Project Runway" on the TV, I set off to start and finish all in the same day. I think that it turned out nicely with a simple k2 p2 rib. The hand spun yarn gives it a chunky funky sort of vibe.
But I digress.....also finished the "my so called scarf" this AM. I decided that I just had to get at least one of my wip's off the needles. I am currently also working on an Irish hiking scarf for myself in a creamsicle peach color and also a snowshoe lace scarf done with pink/red/purple kool aid dyed wool.
Also finished (in time for Valentines day), was the Irish hiking scarf in blue for Eric. I wanted to get a pic of him wearing it but he is a tad camera shy.
On my list for projects? At this point I am trying to overcome my fear of charts. I have a couple of lace patterns that I am dying to get my needles in to. I love leaf motifs and found a really great pattern at Neighborhood Knits in Dearborn. Perhaps next weekend I'll get started on it. I finally made the trip to Have You Any Wool and found a soft heathered plum color that I think will be perfect for the pattern.