Beans & Cornbread

A Texas girl eats and knits her way across crabby old New England

Saturday, July 15, 2006

huttah!


stick a fork in 'er, she's done! (and just in time for sweltering heat!)

so here's my fair isle jazz scarf in all its glory (and yes, i am wearing my pj's. shut up). i won't be wearing her anytime soon, but i'm pleased with how she turned out. i used mission falls 1824 wool in the colors recommended in the pattern (which is from scarf style), and i followed the pattern except for where i f'd up on the colorwork and didn't feel like ripping it out. i was a little worried about the colorwork sections because they were puckery, but blocking smoothed them out.

also, here' s my progress thus far on the circular vest/shrug:






this one has been a nice quick, easy knit so far, but i'm a little concerned that i might run out of yarn. my best friend gave me three skeins of it, all different colors. i already used up all the green, and as you can see, i'm perilously close to the end of the orange skein. since it gets folded in half and seamed along the sides, both orange sections have to be the same length. which means, if i run out of yarn first, i'll have to rip it out and try to figure out how to add another color (navy blue) in there. boo. i'm actually considering finishing it with the navy and then dyeing the whole thing black.

i just got back from a visit home, and my stash got a huge shot in the arm (not that it needed it!). i bought six skeins of divine blue sky cotton to make a licorice whip, and some sock yarn to make a pair of jaywalkers. i also took the plunge and bought three skeins of berocco ultra alpaca for the super special secret project. hopefully i'll get to start that one soon.

5 Comments:

At 6:17 AM, Anonymous jenny said...

dang i cannot believe you finished that! it looks amazing, and i am applauding your patience. i don't know that I could do a scarf that wasn't an instant-gratification garter or rib.

 
At 1:13 PM, Anonymous melissa said...

great job on that scarf! looks like it was a lot of work.

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Sandra said...

that scarf looks amazing. very impressive!

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger mayarn said...

Cool scarf! That fair isle work is something else.

I tried making a circular shrug once, but it was way too small and I had to frog it. Hope you have better luck!

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

aw, thanks everyone!

 

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