Nov 14, 2006

Ruffles and Reality

D with scarfWhen I wrote about my purchases at Stitches last week, I mentioned that two things I bought found their way onto my needles immediately. One was the pair of Fetching that I made from the Brooks farm yarn. The other was this cool ruffled scarf. Walking through the hall, Felicia and I stopped at a booth where someone was knitting this up and we had to have it.

The yarn is Linie 194 Solo and 2 balls of it made up a 4 foot scarf. It's a nifty 2 color woven band that get's "knit" by poking the needle through it rather than wrapping the yarn around the needle. It was really good for TV and Merto knitting. I think this will be a perfect holiday gift for a certain green-loving 8 year old I know. I think I detect a hint of jealousy around my house. As I finished this last night my girls wanted to know why I’ve made 3 things for their cousin in the past month or so. I dunno. Just lucky I guess.

ruffle scarf

I was feeling good as I finished this scarf yesterday because it’s one more gift that I can consider done. I felt so good that I went back and reviewed my list of holiday knitting and created a nifty little chart for it in my sidebar. I thought that having it there would make me feel accomplished and successful. Um – not so much! Here’s what my holiday knitting chart looks like now.

Socks4 pairs0
Votive Holders2 pairs1 single
Fingerless Gloves1 pair2 pairs

Do you see the problem? It’s kind of glaring. Of the 4 pairs of planned socks, I’ve completed none. The horror! I’ve got to get to work fast.


cursingmama said...

Or - you could do what I have done - abandon all notions of "socks" and contemplate giving balls of yarn with needles to the intended recipients ;)

I love the scarf - any chance you could point me in the direction of a pattern to purchase?

Melissa said...

I love the scarf. My holiday list is forever long too!

Krista said...

What a unique scarf! The green is beautiful! I keep adding projects to my list...

Carole said...

Knit, knit, knit.

margene said...

I've seen the yarn you used for the scarf and one finished scarf, too. It's such a fun, creative idea and must be fun to do. You better be knitting night and day with a list like that!