Saturday, October 25, 2008
This past weekend the autumn season made itself known here in the Queen City!
I have been itching to do some "comfort" knitting and a quick project to assist in keeping my mojo going too.Pattern: I finally seized the opportunity to make the ever so popular My So Called Scarf; that currently shows 3,297 projects done in Ravelry! Which now includes mine :o)
So why not join the bandwagon as there are another 3,603 more who "want" to knit it! Haha!
Time: I started this on a Sunday night right after I purchased my new winter jacket at my new favorite shopping place where you can dress for less! ;op
It gives my jacket that "pop" of color I was looking for and the granite toggle button goes perfect with it too!!
And I finished it by Tuesday while waiting a full hour in line to vote! ;o)
A total of two days (or less) from alpha to omega.
Size: Until the yarn ran out!
Needles: Finally resurrected my Denise needles! As I purposely forced myself to finish a charity hat that was OTN since last year, so I can free them up for this project! It felt good to put those needles back into action again Haha!
I used US11 size tips.
Yarn & Cost: I combined this section together this time because it really goes mano y mano!
I received this yarn back in May during the Malabrigo Swap II from Kara, and I was so elated with the package!! I had been on a very long search to find the 'truest valentine' red in Malabrigo and it comes by the name of Torero!
This is the super bulky! And 65 yards of YUMMINESS! As you can see this yarn has a lot of thin/thick variation to it and for this pattern/project it did not bother me at all, but in fact kept me interested in all of its 100% merino softness!
Since I received the yarn as a gift in a swap it cost me nothing, but I did spend $5 on the JHB button (#80272) which had been marinating in my stash for quite some time, that I can't even remember where I picked it up from along the way.
What I learned: Well there are a lot of people out there who get confused by just reading this two line pattern...me included!! So a video helped bring clarity to how it should go!
I really liked this particular one I linked as it is waaay better in terms of audio and visual (clear picture), as well it shows you an alternative for R1 in doing the YO instead (which is what I adopted), not to mention the video is short and sweet!
Modifications: As you can see I made mine into a neckwarmer! And only CO 22 sts to achieve the shorter width. I also mentioned above how I used YO in the pattern as the substitute in R1.
No buttonhole was needed since the pattern offers openess in the knitting, along with the thick/thin yarn so I can just slip my toggle button right through!
Plus it makes it easy for me not to have to reset the button in the future if my neckwarmer becomes too loose! Win-Win!!
Verdict: LURVE everything about it!! The quick and easy to remember pattern, the yarn, the COLOR...the COLOR, the thickness, the color! :o)
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