Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Items! Part One.

I made a scarf while I was on vacation.

There. I said it.

Look. It was a whole thing. My SIL had something to do with it. The Brooklyn General Store and Purl also had things to do with it. But you know what? Let's not get caught up in assigning blame. It's not ladylike and just gets us nowhere. Instead, let's gaze upon the wonder that is the scarf.

Doesn't that stitch look good?

It is purty.

Pattern: My So Called Scarf. (That link is to the free pattern.)
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay. Handcrafted Kettle Dyed Pure Wool. Color 118.
Needles: Lantern Moon. US size 15.
Mods: I used honkin' big needles. The pattern calls for 11s, I think. But the 15s were all I had with me, and I wanted to make the scarf while I was still with my SIL to make sure she'd really like it. Blah, blah, blah. She and I both agree we like how it looks. And I like that it knit up real fast.

There are worse things than buying two skeins of new yarn and knitting a brand new scarf. Really. So much worse. Maybe I'll convince my brother to let me tell you the Crap or Vomit story. It's a good one. And it will take some of the heat off of me and and my item-y ways.

Fingers crossed.

I am glad to be back!


Kirsten said...

It is purty! I'll bet those 15's gave it good drape.

kim said...

Nice! Love the color.

Stacey said...

very pretty - that pattern works so well with variegated yarns! i bet it's super cozy!

Stella said...

LOVE those colors. And I bet kirsten's right about the drape. Mine ended up a bit dense on 11s.

Kristy said...

So glad you are back! This scarf is beautiful. I have made this pattern and love it. It is the first really pattern I ever followed, other then garter/stockinette "patterns".

As per usual, lovely work.

Faith! said...

So pretty! This colorway worked out really well- I love it!

Nora said...

I love it too! [I tried that stitch a while back but ended up with something entirely different!]

tiennie said...

Very pretty!