There has been some fun playing with yarn here this past Easter weekend. I made a twirly scarf. Actually it is the Arugula Scarf by Jennifer Dickerson of Fiber Flux fame. She has lovely crochet patterns and they are all free. Please stop by and give her a shout, you will be happy you did.
I took this photo outside where it was apparently very, very sunny. Even in the strange lighting you can really see the colors of the yarn, actually much better than you can see them on Caroline the dress form. It looks like a beautiful cabbage when it is all rolled up.
I had all this Noro Cash Island from a Christmas exchange with my knitting group a few years back. I wanted to use it all so in typical Meredith style I did not follow the directions completely. I added a few double crochet rows to the pattern. Not a great idea if you ask me, it made the scarf less, ruffly and twirly.
Still it is a fun scarf and I am going to gift it back to the person who donated it to the Christmas festivities. She no longer knits so I am going to surprise her with her own yarn.
Since I had lots of yarn left I decided to make another scarf. This Noro yarn is not my favorite and the colors are very deep and dark. It still made a great little scarf. This one had one less row than the pattern because I ran out of yarn, hmmm...follow the directions Meredith and you would have had two scarves of the exact same proportions. Lesson learned, I think.
You all know me by now, I tend to do things my own way even if it isn't the right way. Stubborn that is what I am, plain and simply stubborn.
Now this sweater to be, is causing me some concern. I am using Malabrigo Rio and I love it which is the only reason this yarn has not been thrown in the trash. I attempted to make a sweater from this yarn three times having to rip it out each time. It was knit sideways and I swear I just wasn't getting the right gauge. I got to under the first armpit every time and then had to frog it. I decided to find another pattern, which I did, and then got myself all turned around again. Two inches past the ribbing were knit while watching the Jayhawks lose their game, the next two while Ohio State lost their game this past weekend during March Madness. Maybe the sweater just had bad mojo going from all those loses. I have ripped it back again and hopefully am on the right track this time. Thank goodness I love the feel of this yarn, because really I am on my fifth attempt at knitting with it, that might be a record for me.
What are you working on these days?