Wednesday, December 20, 2006

6 hours

In six hours I will be on vacation for two whole weeks. Whatever shall I do with myself? Well, for starters, I have to finish the christmas knitting. And then finish up the Sophie bags for one of mom's friends. But then.....oh heaven. Knits for me, all me! (Lest you think I'm terribly selfish, allow me to say that I really like knitting for my family and they really seem to appreciate it. But since it's been almost a month since I've done anything 'just because' or cast on at whim for a new project, I'm ready to be done with the self-assigned to-do list.)

Today brings you two finished scarves - and the end of the scarf knitting for a bit (and I mean bit - I can't wait to work on My So-Called Scarf!).

Pattern: generic sideways scarf - cast on 200 stitches, work until nearly out of yarn. Bind off.
Yarn: Paton's Soy Wool Stripes in Natural Earth
Needles: Sz US 13 Circulars - so tired of big needles. Cannot wait to get back to my little bitty ones.
Mods: none
Thoughts: I like this colorway much more than hubbos, but he doesn't so he keeps his and this one goes to someone else.

A note about the yarn: I had a bear of a time trying to match dyelots of this stuff. I pulled every ball of yarn out of the bins and checked the dye lots. I could not find two that matched in anything that wasn't pink or light blue to save my life. Luckily, the two balls I ended up with were fine, but it's really hard to tell when they sometimes seem to be wound the other way, so that the outside colors of one ball are on the inside of another. Sounds like Noro to me!

Pattern: 2x2 rib over 30something stitches.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Grass and Daffodil
Needles: Sz US 8 clover circulars.
Mods: none
Thoughts: I never would have chosen those colors, but they are hubbo's school colors and the scarf was for his assistant (she's also the cheerleading sponsor). She really wanted fringe, (I'm not really a fringe person) so she gets some. I hope it looks OK. She gave him his gift yesterday and it is a crocheted pillow for his rocking chair. I love that they both gave handmade gifts (even if he didn't make hers!).

Happy thought for the day: I don't have to set an alarm again until January 4th. Alleluia.


  1. Ok, that sounds even WORSE than Noro! Great scarves.

  2. Very nice scarves! I have a hard time knowing when I have to bind off, so I'd really be in trouble with a sideways scarf. I had to tink back a row on my most recent scarf because I got to the last 7 stitches to bind off and I only had about 2" of yarn. Dang.

  3. Oh, rub it in, why don't you?!?!

  4. Anonymous5:56 AM

    Have a wonderful vacation. The scarfs are great. I've been wanting to try the Paton's but now I wonder. Great that you will get to knit some for yourself!