Finally! The Fuchsia Lace scarf that I thought would never end has reached it's conclusion. I finished it earlier this week but haven't sat down and taken time to post. (Here's a pic in it's unblocked state) I don't know how many repeats I worked but it ended up about 62" long. I had wanted to wait to block it until I could pick up some "yarn wash" but I figured that Trader Joe's Lavender laundry soap would do. It's pretty mild and has a nice scent. Besides....I JUST couldn't wait!
Here it is, happily blocking on some towels in the basement. I have never blocked anything before so I hope that I am doing it right. I washed, rinsed and then rolled it up in a towel to get the extra moisture out. I ended up using a spray bottle to give it an even "moistness" whilst shaping and pinning with "T" pins. Any tips on blocking or does it look OK?
I also completed hat #2 for the contractor who is working to complete the Bathroom O' Skank. Aaron was pretty impressed with the first hat and said that he needed about a hundred more. I dont' know that I can quite do a hundred but I think I can go for five or six. I have been mixing up the color combinations with stripes but I think that I am ready to try something different. Apparently not only is Aaron skilled in home remodeling but he's also a musician in a local Metal band called Forest Wade.
The center piece of the band's logo is a skull. My original thought was to work it in to a hat using intarsia knitting. However, I couldn't work out how to do intarsia in the round so I am thinking that if I do duplicate stitches following the chart that I have worked out it'll look and wear just fine. Any suggestions ? I also want to do some wrist bands using Cascade Fixation. Stitch and Bitch Nation has a pattern for skull wristbands using beads. Come to think of it I might have to make one for myself as I promised Aaron that I would make it to one of his gigs to check out the band and jump in the mosh pit. OK...no moshing for me, I just might break a hip. But I have to admit I'm a closet Metal fan who'd a thunk?