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!
... 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 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.