Monday, September 29, 2008

Time for scarves

The weather turned just a little chilly and suddenly I have an intense drive to knit warm things fast. Maybe I've tapped into my primitive roots to prepare for the long winter ahead? Can you predict how long the winter will be by the number of warm things a knitter knits before the first snow flies - sort of like squirrels and their nut stores? Or am I just a nut?
This gorgeous pink scarf is based on the woven scarf from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. The one in the book used verigated yarn, which looks really great - but I like the pattern just as much with a solid yarn. The yarn is Lamb's Pride Bulky. The scarf is a little short because I had just about 3/4 of a skein. What you can't see from the picture is how thick it is - no cold northwind will be penetrating this lovely accessory! The pattern looks complicated, but it's really easy - and it knits up fast. This one took about two movies and a few moments while cooking.
Although I really do like the scarf and I think the color is perfect for the 3 yo who has claimed it, I'll be perfectly happy if she doesn't get to wear it for several more months! Since we're not skiing all that much, I must confess that I'm not a big fan of winter. There are just too many extra things to find and do in the morning - boots, coats, mittens etc. At least it makes me appreciate the warm months much more.


Nichole said...

Congrats - you & your pooch won the Pure Mutt collar on my blog! Please email me and let me know your mailing address. :)

Holly Jo said...

Love the scarf. Lamb's Pride Bulky is such a underrated yarn - I think it is very soft.

Hear you about winter....the battle of hats has already begun here. :)

Janice said...

Love the scarf and it looks like a lovely pattern. I may have to get that book!!! Yes, I am all for not having cold weather come any time soon.

ninou77 said...

Hi Jen
Yes, this scarf is very nice!! I like winter beause you can use what you knit and it's really useful!!
I read your blog as usual but for the moment i had very few time because of my job seach and my crazy life!! But I d'ont forget you! Hope all your family is fine! A bientôt