Friday, January 26, 2007

Scarves, Scarves

First of all, let me say that I should've posted about this FO the first week of January when I could have had it finished. And in all truth it was finished except for the blocking. So when I removed the last few stitches from the needles & bound off, I stuffed it into a ziploc bag where it spent over two weeks suffocating & gasping for air!

And why?

... because I was dreading the blocking. Sad, pathetic, and all true!

Thankfully I came to my senses & spent some time huddled over a bed layered with two beach towels, a tape measure, a container of pins, and the scarf which was painstakingly pulled & poked at until it submitted.

Pattern: Argosy by Vyvyan Neel

Pattern Source: Knitty.com Winter 2006 issue

Yarn: Rowan Tapestry (70% wool, 30% soybean); colorway Pot Pourri

Needles: KnitPicks Options size 6 US

Notes: Since I couldn't get the Noro Silk Garden at my LYS in any decent colorways, I opted to use the Rowan Tapestry. It was wonderful to work although I would have preferred if it had striped in the same way that the Noro does with larger color blocks & more color changes. The only part I disliked about this was blocking. I'm sure the lace blocking wires would've helped me keep the points straighter, but I just couldn't justify the expense right now so I sufferred through with the tape measure & the pins... UGGH!


Today you can find me at the post office to finally mail the scarf I knit for the Red Scarf Project 2007. I posted about it originally here when my fat self modeled it, but because it couldn't be mailed until January, (and I had to wait for payday) it's getting one last mention on my blog before it's on it's way!

Goodbye red scarf. May you keep a college student warm enough to get through the rest of the school year.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The new scarf is terrific.

Anonymous said...

Your Argosy is beautiful! Blocking lace can be a pain, but you did a great job.

Lynda said...

Ooooh, that Argosy is pretty! That's going on my "to knit" list.

Brena said...

Beautiful Argosy.

Your red scarf package looks so sweet!

jillian said...

Beautiful Argosy!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful!!!! I've been holding out on lace blocking wires too - why the heck are they so expensive??

Anonymous said...

Lovely Argosy!

What a wonderful Red Scarf package. Someone is going to be pleased.

kimberly said...

Hey, you did a great job blocking that gorgeous scarf.

Anonymous said...

beautiful. It looks like the sweater I am working on. You always do such gorgeous work.

Norma said...

The scarves are beautiful! Thank you for the Red Scarf Project scarf.

Judy said...

Lovely scarf! I think it looks beautiful in the Tapestry, and you blocked it beautifully.

I'm a little behind in my reading and I just read your last post also. "Some people use them to wash their dishes." bwahahahaha!

Dipsy D. said...

Wow! Your scarf looks absolutely amazing - what a totally great pattern, and the colours look so lovely too! Congrats on a fantastic accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

yay for charity knitting! i think the gifties along with the scarf will make a student very happy indeed!