Thursday, January 29, 2009

working with a deadline

FF blanket

It is not my preference to work with a deadline, but I went and entered a contest. Lion Brand is sponsoring a contest featuring Vanna's Choice yarns. I usually knit with a bigger variety of fibers, colors, and textures, but the contest called out to me somehow, and here I am, working on a blanket that has to be finished by Sunday.

Hopefully, it will be pretty cute when it's done. Here's where it stands today:


FF blanket

FF blanket

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

softest scarf ever

Indigo Scarf

This picture is a really good example of wearing too many knitted things at once. It may be overload, but it sure is comfortable!

Just finished weaving in the ends of the Just Enough Ruffles Scarf, by Laura Chau. I used 2 hanks of Malabrigo Worsted in Indigo. The color reminded me of blue hydrangeas. This scarf feels great!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yummy Koigu

mini  clapotis

mini clapotis

This is a scarf-sized clapotis worked in semi-solid black Koigu. Chugging through section 3 now, and I really like the way the Koigu feels in this pattern. Can't wait to wear it with my fingerless gloves made from the same yarn.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scarves for the new year

Malabrigo sock scarf

Malabrigo sock scarf

Finished this scarf over the weekend, and I've already worn it 3 times. The Malabrigo Sock yarn is so soft and yummy, and this pattern works really well with it. I'm very happy to have stumbled on this yarn/pattern combination. It's the Easy Drop Stitch Scarf from Ravelry. Free pattern.

Silky Merino scarf

One more scarf, and another free pattern. This one is mine--- the Frilly Scarf. I'm making it in Malabrigo Silky Merino with an H hook. If you'd like a copy of the pattern, send me your email address and I'll send you a copy.