Wednesday, February 06, 2008
First, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to leave me lovely & kind comments, e-mail notes, phone calls, e-cards and most importantly prayers about my recent family loss it all really meant a lot to me. As when I came home on Sunday I was feeling a bit sad & lonely so every warm gesture that came in helped with that void and made me feel better.
Thank U Thank U to each of you that showed you cared!
I have been whipping up a ton of scarves lately and last month finished 2 that were gifts.
Now that the receipents have their items I can post about them! YAH!
As I mentioned before, I was in the E.E. Scarf Swap and had to knit one up for my downstream partner Bev! You can actually click here to see the package I sent her.
In the meantime, I took pictures in advance of her scarf before I sent it off.
Of course I have the particulars! ;o)
Luv Luv Luv! This pattern is super easy to memorize and just the thing you may want to knit up for mindless needle clicking!
Size: However you want it!
I did this one as follows: Double Yarned CO 25 sts US11 needle Length: 22.5” Width: 7.5”
Button: 4” in from BO
Crochet Loop: SC 4 w. I - hook about 2.5” from right edge
Wet blockedIn my opinion, I did this one too wide (for my liking) and would recommend casting on less stitches.
Time: SUPER FAST KNIT! You can literally do this in a couple of hours
Needles: Denise US11, Hook: I
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Vaa, 1 skein (doubled yarn)
Notions: Brown Antler Button $4 - LUV these buttons! Q.u.a.l.i.t.y
What I learned: That I still enjoy knitting scarves as long as it is quick and simple! ;op
Modifications: Obviously I did not use cashmere! And I did not do an I-cord button loop, but a crochet button loop instead.
Verdict: How many times have I mentioned that I LUV this project?? :op
Well I luv this scarf so much that I happened to show it to my co-worker who instantly had to have it! And actually "got" me, because her birthday was coming up. I ended up making 2 trips to my favorite yarn shop in the same day!! :o) She wanted the exact same colors and everything!!
So a twin was born!Hence, why I am all Vaa'd out!! ;op This scarf I casted on only 20 stitches and used much less yarn for this one since I casted on fewer stitches.
I picked the bleach/white Antler button and really liked that one! She was thrilled to get the scarf!!!She even hand wrote me a personal thank you note and mailed it off, even though we work together!! How sweet!!! That made it worth it and was more than happy to do it!
Here is a closer look at that fabulous antler button. I am hooked on them now!!Well since I had to fly out of town at the last minute last week, I went back to my fav LYS for an emergency trip to get some supplies for more fast & quick knits that didn't require a lot of concentration. Yep!! More neckwarmers and more buttons! :oD
All of these were made CO 20sts and knitting to the desired length of my choice.
The top one is in coloway Melilla and is for a friend that is an AKA (sorority colors that are pink and green) for her passing a major exam and just being a great friend! Her button is actually from Wal-mart for less than $1.
The 2nd scarf is in Vermillon and was originally for me but when I received the color in the mail it was not the red I was hoping on...yep that is supposed to be "red"...sigh...I won't discuss how I have been tormented about this color and how many times this scarf has been targeted for several different people a million times over the last two weeks! Right now it is for one of my aunts ;op
This last scarf is oddly my favorite color thus far, as I am really not into browns!
It was originally tagged for one of my other aunts (see a sudden pattern) and will still go to her as of today! ;op
Rich Chocolate is the colorway and I just luv it!!It really is a rich color! You must lay your own eyes on it!
And I just had to match it with the white antler button...I really really want this scarf for myself...however I don't wear much brown like that, but definitely plan to knit with this color again!
So as you can see I have O.D. on my neckwarmers and plan to make more since they are really quick, and won't throw you off track in your other projects.
I have yet to knit it up in a "red" malabrigo for ME! Shish! I believe 'Sealing Wax' will probably be the one just for me!
Now go rush and knit yourself up an uber soft warm neckwarmer before the weather gets too warm for them! ;o)
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