Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hmmm… what to knit?

I finished the Juliet Scarf I started a couple of weeks ago – another 2011 Christmas gift, but shhhhh! I won’t say who it’s for!

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I took some pictures today but it still needs blocking.  The yarn is Sublime Angora Merino in a kind of taupe color. One skein wasn’t enough to make this thing look like a ‘scarfette let alone a scarf, so I broke in to the second skein and used about a 1/4 of it. I didn’t want it too long, just enough to cross over and pin the little flower to it (which still needs a button or something in the center of it).

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First picture was taken without the flash, the above and below pictures were taken with flash. Huge difference in colors but I think the ‘flash’ pics are more accurate to the color.  I doubt I’d knit another of these. The pattern wasn’t easy to memorize (except for the wrong side rows) and I kept forgetting a YO every now and then, resulting in knitting backwards a couple of rows!

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So, once that was cast off yesterday, I cast on and made a beaded cuff! I’ll finish the other one off tonight. Knit with Knit Picks Merino DK. Not sure who these will be for yet, I just felt like trying them. Rather cute looking I think.

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DSCF4417     DSCF4413 So, what to knit next? I have a ton of ‘wips’ in my closet that I don’t even want to think about yet! I would like to sort out all my stash and craft stuff then maybe I’ll feel more in the mood to finish some old projects off. But for now I feel more in the mood for casting on another Christmas gift  . . . .  I just don’t know what yet?

9 comments:

Jane/WTKnits said...

Totally love that scarf! How lucky the recipient will be.

Sue said...

The scarf is just gorgeous!

Brad Fallon said...

Lovely scarf!

Kara said...

Oh that scarf is lovely!

Ally Johnston said...

Love those finished pieces and I am stunned that you have already begun to put things aside for next Christmas. I am in awe of your organisation. Maybe some socks would be a good next project?

Florrie said...

Such a lovely blog, beautiful knitty makes.......I'm off for a little browse through your archives.

florrie x

Catherine said...

I love that scarf - lucky woman who receives that from you next Christmas!
C x

Firefly said...

What beautiful knitting D! Love the scarf -- I'm all about gray and cables at the moment. And those beaded mitts are stunning!
Blessings & hugs,
G

Dmi said...

have a nice day ;)!
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