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Holey Scarf Detail

You'll just have to trust me that this is the bound off end of a completed scarf. I took a picture of it attached to my blocking board, but pale lavender scarf pinned to grey board equals blah photo. And I'll be the first to admit that even the close up isn't high drama. If you want to see a more artistic example, you can take a look here. The project comes from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and takes about 1/2 a skein of Kidsilk Haze. A better picture will show up here after the blocking is done and the daylight arrives.

Completing this scarf brings me to a nice milestone: I am all done with my "holiday" knitting. I also find myself at an interesting cross roads where I have only two sock projects and my rug project on the needles -- and my rug project is chugging along at a rather furious pace. I'm not exactly sure where to go next! Is there time for one more scarf made out of Lion and Lamb? The Ab Fab can't start until the rug is done (I consider both TV knitting projects).

Maybe it's time to do some spring knitting? I do have some lovely Phildar yarn for both myself and John waiting to become sweaters... if only I could actually make ribbing that looked nice. Lately I seem to have an inability to create ribbing where the stitch on the edge of the stockinette portion doesn't look distorted. I would like to knit John's sweater -- I recently washed the Phil'Onde sweater I made for myself last spring and not only did it wear well, but it's also softened up a bit -- and am actually considering making the pattern without the ribbing. I've been trying a few different things to get my ribbing to shape up, but so far nothing's working.

Sigil went to work today and had a very successful first day out over a black cashmere turtleneck (I suspect there is something karmically wrong about wearing a rustic wool sweater over cashmere, but it worked for me). I do think there's a zipper in Sigil's future, but it was a pleasant surprise to find that she'll probably be happy either way.

I've been wanting to make that scarf since I got the book because one of the women I work with has made three of them and they're all lovely. This is just confirmation. Sigil and your rug-in-progress are both lovely, though Sigil especially so.

Oh yes! John's sweater is great - did you pick the same colors. I can't believe you only have three projects on the needles - are you feeling okay? ;) Happy Knitting, Theresa!

Very pretty - I think that book is rich with fun ideas. Can't wait to see it on you!

i have to take another look at the LMKG book. your scarf looks wonderful!

The scarf is beautiful, and looks to be quite soft! I've been suffering from the same ribbing dilemma, and have found no solution that works thus far. Lots of the spring sweaters I want to knit are all ribbing, so this is a bit of an issue!

Spring sweaters are not yet on my agenda. Too much snow!

We don't have a lot of snow right now, but it is still chilly. The spring sweaters I am thinking about all have long sleeves. I figure if I don't get started soon, they'll be too warm for summer!

Hi, I have been reading for some time...Now it is time to leave a comment. Nice design, very Scandinavian. Have you considered the clasp style found on e.g., Norwegian sweaters instead of a zipper? Ulla

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