Wednesday, June 06, 2007

This is the scarf that never ends!!!

WOOHOOO for me. I have figured out how to resize my pictures, (psssst, do thy seem to take less time to load now???) so now they are tiny files but are still beutiful crystal clear.

I have 2 skeins of this cashmerino yarn from Bartlet Yarns (the color outside on the porch is fairly true) it is yummy, I have knit this scarf up (well half of it anyhow) twice now.....I first knit it up with the middle hearty cable the other way, and from the bottom edge, it also had 2 more k stitch cables as well as 2 more moss edge stitches AND 2 more purls between each adge of the middle cable. Why do I bore you with all the details, well because it was too wide, nd was not even going to be 4 feet long total. I ripped it all out.......then I decided on some decreases in number of stitches, knit about half way through my yarn and decided with all the cables it was going to be quite bulky and inflexable around the guessed it ripppppppppp, sooooooo now I fairly happy with what I have created. Can I call it my own pattern? I borrowed the middle cable from a sweater pattern I love but tweaked it here and
and then used some of the elements from the ARAN hat and threw them in a blender and played till I got a good result. I don't know, at this point I feel like it has probably all been done before, so to post it as my patter or not?????? I dunno!
I love the yarn, I love the look, I get lots of compliments when I work on it. It is beautiful.

So here is a first, a post withnothing other than knitting news. I didn't know I was capable of it!

I have cast on a pair of socks, I am doing them for sale at the LYS here on island. I have also started making stitch markers to sell there as well.

I will do a roll call. Currntly on the needles, this lushous scarf, a pair of cuff down socks easy cheesy pattern but wool........hey I live in Maine and it even is cold in the summer for summer people!!!
And I just cast off 2 of my mini angels
and they are patiently awaiting finishing off which is a messy time consuming project!

That is it for now.


Janet said...

cables? Wow I am still just knitting and purling ie..... doing basic stuff. pretty yarn.

Mrs. H said...

That is sooooooooooo pretty! You a verrrrra talented lady, cuz. :)

Shelley said...

The scarf looks fantastic! I really LOVE that middle cable - it's so cool!

Janet said...

Thanks for the comment. Mutli- colors are easy (less boring). The shawl is a Sarah Blanche from the book "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberle.