Thursday, August 28, 2008

catching up with scarves

My fascination with scarves continues on into a new scarf season. Here are 2 that I've just finished this week.
First is another Frilly Scarf. This is a pattern I made up to use in crochet classes--it's that easy. Uses one hank of Jitterbug.

frilly scarf

And next is a little Clapotis done in Berroco Zodiac. The ribbon-like quality of this yarn seemed very well suited for the Clapotis, and I really like the result.

mini clapotis

No picture yet, but I'm also working on another full size Clapotis in Mary, by Goddess Yarns. It's close to being finished!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

catching up

So, vacation and rainy weather have kept me from taking photos to post. They have not kept me from knitting, however, and I have a lot of catching up to do with the camera.

This little hat was knitted on vacation, and almost used up the last of a favorite additive yarn for baby hats. There is probably enough for one more, but that's what I thought when I knitted this one! Main yarn, GGH Java. Additive yarn, diVe Butterfly.

scrumble for Linda

This is a scrumble for Linda in South Carolina. She requested all shades of green plus a contrast color. Looking at it in this photo, I'm seeing an awful lot of the purple. Hope I haven't done too much of the contrast color!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

scrumble exchange

scrumble #5

scrumble #4

scrumble #3

Here are a few more scrumble for the exchange. Now it's time for a trip to the post office!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

portable Clapotis

clapotis scarf

I keep thinking of other yarns in my stash that would be great as a Clapotis. In most cases, there is only enough yardage for a scarf version, a skinny Clapotis. I couldn't resist starting this one in Berroco's (discontinued) Zodiac. The ribbon seems perfect for the drop stitch pattern.

Monday, August 11, 2008

joining the masses


I'm joining the thousands of other knitters who've made the Clapotis, a scarf/wrap featured a few years ago in A few of the knitters at Cozy are making them in our new Silky Merino Malabrigo, and they're so pretty that I decided I needed one, too.

But I had this wonderful wool/mohair mystery yarn in my stash from a trip to New England a few years ago. My mom took me on a tour with her, and we were strolling around Plymouth, MA when we saw Knitting Treasures, a lovely yarn shop. This yarn is my Plymouth souvenir! The label is long gone, but I was able to guestimate the yardage at 600. Probably enough for a slightly altered version of Clapotis! I'm about 2/3 of the way through.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

more scrumbling

scrumble for Carlyn

Have been working on this scrumble for Carlyn, another FF exchange member. I hope to finish it in the next few days.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

freeform works on market bags, too

FF filet market bag

After doing a regular mesh market bag, it occurred to me that freeform filet crochet would be awfully nice in a bag. Here's the result! The yarn is Cascade Sierra, and it makes a very stretchy bag. I could have done fewer rows.

Friday, August 8, 2008

scrumbles go to Arizona

Paulette's scrumbles

Today I mailed these scrumbles to Paulette in Arizona. She's another freeform exchange person. Instead of one large piece, Paulette requested that we make smaller pieces for her so that they would be easier to assemble in the end. Wish I'd thought of that!

I like these colors so much, it was hard to part with them.