Friday, April 13, 2012

A Busy Week Calls For....

......very, very simple knitting.  Something that requires no thought, no pattern, and can be picked up and put down in a flash.  So....
there is a new scarf on the needles.  It's a free pattern called Lacy Brioche, and it's just one row over and over again until you can't stand it.  Combined with a variegated yarn, it's like the knitting equivalent of a lava lamp--soothing, subtly changing, and very pretty.  It's working so well with the variegated lace weight that I see another one of these in my future as well...........there's a slipped stitch effect in the pattern that stops the obvious pooling that so often happens with variegated yarns.   Thank heavens--I had originally purchased 4 hanks of this yarn thinking I would make a shawl BEFORE realizing that I hate the way variegated yarns look in shawls, so it's nice to find patterns that work in this yarn.  In spite of the puddling problems, I do love the colors of this yarn and would never have been willing to sell it.  The scarf, however, will find it's way to the gift bin............I think...............