Monday, October 29, 2012

About a third done

A long weekend at the cabin, with crappy pre-hurricane weather, led to me finishing 8 of 23 pattern repeats on the scarf. I'm sad to say that one row ended up with 50 stitches instead of 49, but I somehow managed to get it back on track on the next row.

I love this pattern.
And the yarn ain't too shabby either.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Am I done?

I finished two rows of what I've been thinking of as the thread runner. I can't decide if I'm done or if I should make a third row.

On the one hand, once it's blocked it'll be wider and more runner-y. To the left there? All the thread that's left over. That's some good usage of materials right there.
On the other hand, a third row would highlight that nice diamond pattern better. What to do??
While I'm ponder this Very Important Question, a friend saw me wearing the green skinny scarf and asked me to make one for her, but in pink, and longer. The green skinny scarf used up every available inch of yarn so I consulted with the lovely ladies at my favorite yarn store to come up with a suitable substitute. After much discussion, we decided that this delicious hand-dyed yarn would do the trick.

It's slightly thicker than the all-silk yarn of the green scarf, and it's a silk/merino blend. I'm using size 6 needles, which, it turns out, are really comfortable and easy for me to work with (the green one used size 4).
So after a weekend of alternating between knitting two rows and reading a chapter of my book, I have the bottom edging and one pattern repeat done. It's not as delicate as the silk, but I think it'll block nicely and should ... SHOULD ... produce a longer scarf.