First and foremost I want to thank all of you that left such thoughtful and interesting answers to my questions on my last post. I’ve been reading every one as it’s come in and I’m now trying to put it all together and analyze all your thoughts a bit. There are some definite trends, that’s for sure and some really interesting perspectives. If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll post and answer too and read some of what’s been left already. I hope to write something about all of it for Friday’s post.
In the meantime I’m happy to finally have the chance to share the first FO of 2009 with you!
Pattern: Evermore Scarf by Nicole Whitis
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (2 skeins)
Needles: Size 9 knit picks circs
This was a really fun knit! S picked out a great pattern and a great yarn for it too. There’s just a little bit of cabling on this scarf and enough of a change in the knit purl sequence to keep things interesting. I think this would be a great pattern for someone who might be a little bit afraid of trying out cables for the first time. Also a good one for learning to cable without a cable needle, since you’re only crossing two stitches at any given time. It’s simple, it’s very elegant and classic looking and a fun knit! What’s not to love?! Two skeins made a very substantial scarf that is more than long enough to wrap several times, or wear folded such as S is doing in the picture above (She totally consented to the blog pic by the way! Yay!). I had a little fun sneaking it onto her desk before she came in yesterday.
And I’m very happy to report that S wore it out at lunch and said that it was quite warm and snuggly. Considering the “high” temperatures that are predicted around here in the next couple of days, I’d say I finished just in time! There is nothing quite like a well appreciated hand knit gift.
In other news, the buttons that I ordered for my Zig Zag Steeks Sweater came! Of course, being the good Picsean that I am, I’ll be darned if I can make up my mind which set to use.
Care to offer an opinion?
Related posts:buttons, Scarves, sweaters