Friday, December 30, 2005
I had mentioned in my previous post that I was going to use some Habu Textiles yarn for a scarf for my pal, but I just wasn't liking the pattern. Then I found some Tahki Shannon (Color 15) in my stash. Since the yarn is so bold and pretty, I went with a simple stockinette pull-through scarf pattern that I made-up my self. I crocheted the edges with some hot pink wool to bring out the pink in the yarn.
For the mittens, I decided to try a felted mitten. I used some left over purple yarn that I had and made the mittens. Then I duplicate stitched a row of hot pink around the bottom.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Secret Scarf (& hat) sighted flying across the country!
Hope he likes it!
Edited to add:
My pal has received the scarf and hat, so here are the pictures:
And the secret of the scarf:
I had a lot of fun knitting this illusion scarf, so I think I'm going to make one for myself with stars.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
She's done and blocked!
Chris in Oklahoma
Christmas is over....
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Keep On Keeping On
I'll have to remember to put it on something light for the next photo so the lacework shows up a little better. And some natural light so you can see all the pretty purples and rusts in the yarn. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting...
I must be psychic LOL...
Tonight I got home after a horrible snow filled day... I do not like snow when I've got to travel through it to the office and back. Once I got home I looked in the mailbox and there was a big pile of bills and underneath a flowery envelope. As sender it said Secret Scarf Pal... I got so excited I nearly dropped the bottle of champagne I was carrying.
Ran up the stairs and dropped all my stuff in the hall and ripped open the envelope... and inside was the gorgeous scarf that I'd said would be mine hahaha. Rose it is absolutely wondertastic!!! And the smell!!!!!!!!!!!! It is heavenly!!! What did you use to wash it with??? Oh and before I forget... Rose spun and dyed the yarn herself!!!!! I'm totally in awe...
I borrowed my digital camera to a friend so I can't make a piccie tonight, but tomorrow I'm meeting the same friend for lunch so I'll ask her to make a piccie :)
Rose, thank you again, from the bottom of my scarf-warmed heart, you did a gorgeous job!!!
The problem is with the after-Christmas rush there's no way I can get NEAR the post office to mail this baby off. Looks like my pal's gonna have to wait a week or so.
Ah, feels so good to finish a scarf!
Monday, December 26, 2005
blocking question disguised as update.
On another note, I received my scarf and will post a pic soon.
Merry Christmas to all
I have finally started my scarf - I love the way it is looking. The wool I dyed looks great even if I do say so myself!!!! I will definately be making one for me to keep.
Anyway, I hope you all have a safe and happy holidays.