A scarf for ME! November 3, 2006Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
Pattern: Lace is taken from “Cozy” by Danielle Schonnover, who calls it “feather pattern.” To my surprise, the scarf is both feathery (as in, I will snag it soon) and cozy (yep, even laceweight wool is wool).
Yarn: handpaintedyarn.com laceweight (one skein), color: marron, knit w/2 strands together
Needles: 2s or 3s, I forget
Gauge: Small! Took forever!
Size: About 80″ long, and 6″ wide at one end, 7″ wide at the other (I, uh, seem to have added some stitches…)
The Knitting of It: Very satisfying, if interminable. I made the shawl version last fall, only my second attempt at lace. It took me so long to get the hang of it, I vowed to make the pattern again somehow, to use that hard-won skill. Sure enough, this time it was really easy.
Place in my life: Essential! I only have 2 working scarfs right now: a very cheap rainbow-colored, machine-made alpaca scarf I bought in Peru, and a very lightweight, raw-silk, woven scarf a friend bought me in Thailand. Both are showing their age and, you know, what to wear when it’s cold and I want to look nice?
Casual elegance is what we’re going for here.
Of course, this is a fall scarf, and although it is technically fall, it’s been feeling like winter lately (22 degrees F last night!). So, next up, a wool cabled scarf. After a half-dozen other projects on the burner, that is.
Penobscott scarf September 22, 2006Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
My completed Penobscott scarf:
A simple lace scarf, easy and fun to knit, about 5 feet long, given to a friend for her birthday.
Yarn used: 2 skeins Classic Elite Miracle (50% alpaca, 50% tencel) in color “Lady Slipper” (aka mauve). Yarn looks and feels great. It’s pretty splitty to knit with, though.
Time to completion: 1 or 2 weeks to knit, almost 2 weeks to get around to blocking it.
Update on the “cozy” scarf for me:
It’s not as long as it looks in this photo–still under 3 feet. Hoping I have enough yarn to knit 6 feet.
Amazing Lace-along: The Intro June 3, 2006Posted by merp in Knitting.
[This is a post for Challenge #1 of the Amazing Lace blog-based knitalong thingy]
Meet the PipeDreamTeam!
Our team is a haphazard collection of idle daydreams for fidgety fingers, each project an exciting distraction from the previous one.
Here’s what I’ve started, actually, with yarn and needles:
+Boobholder cardigan (see below), with some quasi-lacy elements.
+Mystery project, small, to be a gift for someone reading this blog. Classic lace.
Here’s what I have yarn for and may eventually start:
+Narrow neck scarf in the lace pattern from Cozy (I made a full-sized Cozy wrap last fall):
…in handpaintedyarn.com’s marron oscuro laceweight (it’s a little redder than this):
Here’s what I dream of starting:
Icarus shawl, because I really want something elegant to wear over that little black dress I’m supposed to have but don’t, or that long dress I wore to Anne’s wedding when I go out to a concert or wedding or whatever. And because, well, look at it.
Prairie Tunic, yarn totally undecided, not even color.
Also want to make, at some point:
+Dayflower scarf, possibly in handpaintedyarn laceweight, olive:
Needless to say, victory is uncertain and the summer is short. A new full-time job and an ongoing dissertation will seriously jeopardize our chances of success.