Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Here Comes the Sun!

As promised, here are some fairly decently sunlit photos. First up is my Ravenclaw Harry Potter Scarf. I modified the pattern from Atypically.Knit by casting on only 60. I used Caron Simply Soft in Dk. Country Blue and LionBrand Glitterspun in Bronze. I wore it to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Friday night:) Yea! The movie was fantastic and I want to go see it again already.

Next up is my completed Vintage Velvet Scarf from the Scarf Style book. I used the recommended yarn, Muench Touch Me. It is the most glorious yarn! Extremely pricey, but absolutely worth it for the lovely knitting experience. I love this scarf and it is doing a great job keeping my neck warm already. The book suggests I wear this scarf with either a little lingerie top or a fitted tweed blazer...ummmm, as I don't have either those items, I think I'll wear it with my coat:)

Then I have a couple more scarves in progress. This one is Froth which is from the kit Rowan sends you when you join Rowan International. It's my first time using Kidsilk Haze, but I know I'm addicted already! The color is Dewberry and I am really enjoying the easy, fun pattern.

Finally, we have another scarf I'm working on ('Tis the Season). This is a Ruffle Scarf pattern I got from PurlSoho.com - The yarn is KnitPicks Elegance in Lilac. Right now I'm working on the mindless ribbing, but the yarn is so lovely, I'm not bored at all. I also bought more Elegance in Coal to make a second one of these.

I am also working on a larger more interesting project, but as it is for M and I think he reads the blog, I'm not going to post about it for a while.

Thank you to everyone for sharing with me what your favorite projects have been in the past. Personally, I really love my Dublin Bay Socks. They were my second pair of socks ever and I knit them in the sock yarn that inspired me to even learn how to knit socks in the first place.

Now, the next question is: If you could knit any project (regardless of cost of pattern or yarn or time) what would it be?

Non-smoking update: We passed our 4 month quit-versary last week! We are doing well with being smober and can't imagine smoking again.


Karin said...

Wow--I particularly love the green and light purple ones. And congrats on 4 months smoke free!! How exciting.

If I could knit any project...hm, you know I think I would either crochet or knit a blanket for my bed. I really like the white fuzzy one in Hollywood Knits, and I've seen many lovely crocheted ones.

Kathy said...

The turkey is probably expecting a scarf for his neck from you! You are the scarf master Alyssa! I love the green velvet the most.

If I could knit any project , it would be hooded rogue. Too bad I dont do patterns with seams these days...some day?

Carol said...

I love, love the green and lilac scarves. The Kidsilk Haze is on my to-do list for a shawl. It looks yummy!

If I could knit any project....one of Alice Starmore's fabulous Fair Isle designs. Sigh...

Congrats on the 4 month anniversary too...great job!

Mothlady said...

I love your scarves, they are beautiful. I ordered Four Play yarn from Brooks Farm and I'm hoping it gets here next week, thanks for the tip! They asked me how I came across their shop (I live in Northern Europe) and I told them about your blog :)

And if I could knit any project, it would be something by Alice Starmore. Or Kaffe Fassett, depending on my mood.