Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A manly scarf

I know, it doesn't look too manly up there on the dress form standing in front of a yellow heart in a chippy silver leafed frame, but trust me it is a manly, fisherman worthy scarf.  Or at least I think the wool used is typically used for fisherman sweaters.  I don't really want to give it to a fisherman to try out since he might lose it and I would be out of hours HOURS of knitting. I knitted up this scarf for the Mr.  I found a yarn that I loved and then tried to find a pattern that I thought would be easy enough for my distracted self to follow. I found the pattern on Purl and it was a Mistake Stitch.  I had to start over a few times due to distractions, but I finally used up that gigantic ball of yarn.  And, I like this scarf so much I have a feeling I will be borrowing it next winter.

Now, I am back to stitching.  I just finished tracing off and placing the first stitches on my biggest hoop yet!  I do love knitting, but it is much easier to be distracted stitching.... I know better how to fix my mistakes!

in case you are wondering, I modified the yarn and the needle size on this scarf.  I used nearly all 478 yards of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool (undyed Peruvian Highland in shade 9006) and I used size 10 straight needles.  Other than that, I followed the the pattern.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Never Ending Scarf

So, I haven't been stitching that much lately.  I have big plans to stitch, but I get lured by my knitting projects. I like to work on something until it is finished.  Much how I am with reading.... I rarely have several books going at once.  I like to read.read.read until I am finished. So, that is how I approach projects.  Knitting takes me much, much longer than stitching and my 2nd scarf felt like it was never going to be complete.  I wanted something striped and I changed between the peony pink and the golden yellow several times.  I have started on my 3rd and am about halfway through it.  Seriously, everyone is getting a scarf for Christmas this year!

Learning to knit has been on my bucket list for so very long and I am so glad that I finally learned.  I don't know if I will ever move past scarfs (ie square and rectangle projects) but I do love it!  I love the process.  I love buying the yarn and choosing what stitches to use.  It is just so enjoyable.  Be back soon to share my 3rd scarf (it is for the Mr!)

~ Michelle