Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Just in time for fall*

Pattern: Backyard Leaves by Annie Modesitt in ScarfStyle
Yarn: Berocco Pure Merino in Cabernet
Needles: Clover Bamboo in size 7 US

Only in Southern California will you find a girl photographing herself in a tank top modeling a wool scarf! This scarf is one of my favorite knitted items because:
  1. The chart pattern was difficult, so it held my attention
  2. The yarn is yummy yummy soft, easy to work with, & didn't split
  3. It was a fairly quick knit, so I received instant gratification
  4. This is the first scarf I've ever knitted for myself
  5. I LOVE the color! If I were to pick a "signature" color for myself...this is about as close as it gets!
*although there's no "fall" in Southern California, I'm willing to take a quickie road trip to search out cooler climates worthy of my scarf. Any suggestions?


Amber said...

That is so pretty! I love that color too -- it's one of my favorite colors to wear!

Brena said...

I totally understand wanting to go to colder climates to wear knitted goods!

My uncle's getting married at the end of this month in Chicago and all I can think is that Windy City = Scarves!

Emma said...

Beautiful scarf and a gorgeous color. Love it!

Lynda said...

It's beautiful! - and I love the color.

jillian said...


Judy said...

Love the color! Your scarf turned out wonderful! If I were you I'd be planning trips to colder places, too.

By the way, the gauge of Essential Tweed is pretty close to the gauge of Sock Candy, so I think that it would look great in my Tangled Up In Blue sock pattern. The rib is pretty forgiving in any case. I think that the lace would really show better than it does with a handpainted yarn.

Knit and Purl Grrl said...

This is gorgeous! And you know the funny thing -- I didn't even blink (or notice) the incongruity of the tank with the scarf. That's a Californian for you!!!

flutter said...

ooooooh I LOVE this. It is really gorgeous