I think imma call this my 50 Shades of Grey Neckwarmer. The chunky wool blend works so well with the super skinny strand with glitter and sequins. It’s supposed to be a Christmas gift, but I am certain this will not be the last one of these I will construct.
Gratuitous pictures of my beloved doggie modeling a two toned cowl. He’s lost so much weight in that last upset we had in August and September that he’s swimming in it now. I have to reknit all of his cowls. It’s better for his back and hip to be slimmed down, but I think he looks better with a little more weight.
Here’s to getting back to basics and appreciating the simpler things in life this holiday season. Enjoy life and don’t let the hectic get you down.
This scarf is in k2p2 ribbing. It’s the second scarf I ever made, and even though I really like it, it makes me itch!!! It’s Patons worsted wool, and it’s pretty scratchy. Unfortunately, I have a wool sensitivity, which is like a baker having gluten intolerance. It makes the practice a little bit more challenging.
I have found that the Rowan Big Wool is much less itchy than the Paton’s products, so it makes me wonder how much of the issue is really an issue with yarn quality. How much could be related to the dye process? In any event, I’m probably going to donate these first scarves out now. My storage space is limited, so I can only keep the project I really wear and really love.
I could not have asked for more lovely conditions when I did this knitwear photography session. I really liked the scarves on the bed of pine needles and fallen leaves. It all worked so well! I was in search of texture to showcase the knits, and I found it.
A pile of scarves in basic stitch patterns. The top most scarf is garter stitch, the middle is a k2p2 rib and the bottom in the Eve’s Rib pattern. All of this is craft store yarn. Proof positive that basic is still quite elegant when it’s done with great care and attention to detail.
The last time I checked her etsy store, there was one of these remaining. I’m going over to check now. If it’s still available, I’m going to get it. It’s so unusual, I can’t resist.
My latest Handspun hank of Candy Twist Yarn.
Super smooth and soft 70’s quality (21 Micron) Merino wool has been handspun, plied and the twist set to give a balanced, bouncy yarn.
Weighs 167 grams
Yardage is 384
I’d knit this up on 5-6mm needles.
OMG!!! This is a great video explaining beginning colorwork. I knitted a swatch yesterday to practice this very same heart chart that I found elsewhere via pinterest. I was carrying the MC over the CC. She’s not doing that at all. What I’m after is a fingerless mitt with the heart design on the back of my hand. After finishing my swatch, I cast on for the first mitt last night. I’ll be adding the heart using this method. I will look for her part two to this video and post that for you as well. Thanks Marlene Dysert!
Keeping Spring warm in my Gryffindor scarf. You gotta love that Eve’s Rib scarf, and the way it lays over the shoulders. This is inside the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Norfolk VA.
Hope you stayed warm and got in some fantastic shopping today, Black Friday 2013.