Cathead (chymerikaen) wrote in knitting,

Ruffles scarf - finito, complete, stick a fork in it, it's done!

Life has been very very good to me - I finally got my Sockapaloooza stuff straightened out (sometimes Hotmail is the devil), and I finished a scarf for me. Now I rarely knit for me and I end up giving away almost everything I make - but this is one yummy scarf, and I think it's gonna have to be all mine!

My scarf is done!

That is my "ooh it burns" facial expression. It also works for when I'm being a smarmy pirate, which happens more often than you'd think.

This is basically the Ruffles scarf from Interweave's Scarf Style book. I used two full balls of Artfibers Kyoto and changed the needle size to a US 10.5. I had considered using a US 10, but I wanted something to show off the drape of the fabric and the airy quality of the resulting fabric really works well.

Here's the scarf on my knitting shadow and constant companion, Kaelie-bob. She's a nut for yarn and especially loves the fuzziness of this yarn. I kept having to remove her from it.

Here she wonders how she's become so wrapped up in it.

This is her "I'm cute and not doing anything evil, no really, I swear" look.

And finally, here's a closeup. The color is actually truer in the pics above with Kaelie-bob. It's not so green in real life.

Really really wonderful yarn! I feel so blessed to have been able to work with it, and I'm hoping to scrape enough money together to buy enough to make a simple top down raglan.

Also, Sockapaloooza stuff! I know who my pal is and I have selected yarn for her. Look how pretty! This is two skeins of Artyarns Supermerino. I had considered using the Ultramerino in the same colorway, but I really like the way Supermerino knits up into a thicker more substantial sock. I have it on good authority that she loves purple, so these should make her feet happy. Now I just need to pick a suitably lovely pattern. Any suggestions? I want something that won't be obscured by the variegation of color, but will really show off the quality of the yarn.
Tags: finished object, socks
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