Jan 20, 2006

Red Scarf

Last night at about 11pm, when I should've been heading to bed I became consumed with finishing my Red Scarf. I was really tired and I wanted to go to bed but how do you stop when there are only 4 rows left? Then I realized that It was exactly a week since I started the scarf and I knew that I had to finish it before I got off the couch.

As I said before, I take shitty pictures, but you can still see the color (which I really like) and the little ball of leftover yarn. Damn! I'm sure that I could've gotten another inch or so out of that. If only I could do math. Ah well, I tried the scarf on and so did DH and it covers the neck with style. That's the point - right? It would've been nice if it was a foot longer but I must say that I really like the pattern. I also really love the i-cord edge. It was super-easy to do but it makes the scarf look so nice and finished. i would love to try to incorporate it into a felted bag or a sweater. I'll have to ponder that for a while and maybe even do some drawings.

An now for the big news....drum roll please... I started a sock last night! I actually started it Wednesday night on 2 circular Addis but it was a horrible experience. As I mentioned before, I hate DPNs but this was far worse. Maybe I was doing it wrong. I found a little write-up (I think it was on Interweave) on how to knit socks on 2 circular needles instead of DPNs. I tried to follow it - really I did. Last night I admitted defeat and bought a "sock set" of DPNs. I ripped out the 2 pathetic rows that I had done and started over again. I still hate the DPNs but it's going much better now. I could've gone on and on with them all night but I just had to finish that scarf. You can see the beginning of my very first sock ever below. A truly crappy picture but you get the idea.

Oh, and if you can explain how to knit socks on 2 circular needles - I'm all ears!

1 comment:

Norma said...

The red scarf is LOVELY, and that shortish style is very "in". I think you done good! And the color is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you. By the sheer numbers of bloggers now, it is almost impossible to find everyone.