Friday, October 9, 2015

Ta Da!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO scarves, washed and blocking:
and we're just going to pretend like they're lying flat, okay?  I've been happier with finished projects, but I am really happy they ARE finished projects.  In fact, I was so excited that I cast on a new Begonia Swirl shawl in the yarn I'd put in my birthday box:
One thing about trying to work through stash before buying more yarn, I'm hoping that by the time I make it through the 10 skeins of this I started out with (an incident involving the end of my first year of cold sheeping and a discontinued yarn--we try not to talk about it much.....), I'm hoping that I will have learned that variegated lace yarns almost ALWAYS look better in the skein than in the finished project.   But maybe it will look good on THIS scarf.  I'll wear it anyway because I love the colors, but there were probably better choices of yarn to stockpile......

I also spent a little bit of time with
the latest colorwork ornament.  Being October, Christmas is coming soon.  Of course, being a crazy-unseasonably warm 88-degrees today,   To give you an idea of how odd that is, the garden should have been killed off by frost by now.  IS there even such a thing as fall shorts? 


Mereknits said...

Okay isn't that the truth about some yarn? It looks so spectacular in the hank but knits up really weird. I had some very expensive Prism yarn once, I knit it into a scarf three or four different times trying to recapture the beauty it displayed while in hank form. Never quite got it right, thank goodness I got it for 75% off its original $100 price tag. really for one freaking hank of yarn!

RobinH said...

I had a yarn like this...wound up knitting it in linen stitch, as it's a good stitch for breaking up pooling.