Saturday, December 30, 2006

Giftmas Knits

Unfortunately I just couldn't cope with the issues I had with My So-Called Scarf. The wrong side looked hideous, especially on the p2tog edge and the length was way too short. So it was hooked up to the ball winder and ripped apart. Not an easy task with Malabrigo.

The yarn ended up as a ribbed scarf that I can't seem to find again. Of course, I also forgot to take a picture. The new scarf has a much nicer drape and a slip-stitch selvedge so the edges are neat. But it's still way too short. Oh well, off to my sister it went.

I also forgot to take pictures of the other Giftmas presents except for the Irish Hiking Scarf. The boyfriend appears to love it and wears it every day. The cables came out beautifully even though I changed my cabling method at least twice along the way. Turns out I really dislike cabling; it's just too fussy.

Now, I need a scarf for myself!!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I don't have time for posting anything of length right now but have been faithfully knitting away on Christmas gifts (and buying back-up gifts just in case I don't finish the knitted ones). The recipient of this may wander through these parts so I'll keep things secretive for now. So, without further ado, I present a Secret Present in lovely sepia tones!

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

WiOW: Wavy Scarf

I hereby declare Wednesdays to be WIP It Out Wednesdays or, WiOW, for short. Why? Because I can. So, every Wednesday I'll try to post about a Work In Progress. Luckily, I have a pile of unfinished projects sitting around that are perfect for this purpose. Most of them are hideous and will eventually be ripped apart or tossed in the trash (seriously, it's that bad). But for today I have something lovely, albeit simple to show.

Right now I'm working on a few scarves for Christmas gifts. I never really got into the beginner scarf thing when I started knitting a few years back so this has been a nice introduction to what beginners are supposed to work on for learning purposes. I went straight to felted bags and leg warmers, none of which have been finished completely or ever used. These days I try to be more careful to select projects that I know I will wear or I will be proud to give to someone else.

The sun was out this weekend so I snapped a few photos of the Wavy scarf from knitty. I really adore this pattern. It's so simple but looks so much more complicated to the non-knitter's eye. I'm using Cascade 220 for the first time and had such a hard time choosing a color. The options were seemingly endless. Of course, I also had a tough time finding two skeins from the same color lot. Such is life.

So that's it for the first WiOW. This scarf will be finished within a few days so I'll have an 'in use' photo soon. Stay tuned next week for the Ribbon Yarn Bag of Doom!

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