January 19, 2007
Snow! We have snow! A full half-inch, I’m guessing. We’re so eggcited we can’t stand it. The sleds that last month were shlepped futilely to Nebraska and back may finally see action. And, in a happy coincidence, we’re headed to the MOUNTAINS for 2 days. Life is good.
Red Scarf Redux
Are the scarves still fun for you? Seriously? You’re not just being polite?
I give you Red Scarf Project The Second. I will admit that it looks a lot like Red Scarf Project The First. Once again I used my new favorite combination: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, this time in Brown Heather, 1 skein, with 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden in 2 different colorways.
But wait–what’s this? Inspired by a clever reader who crossed those slipped stitch lines in a pattern reminiscent of cathedral windows, I started shifting mine over. I like the effect and it entertained me through a second long scarf, twisting stitches whenever the mood struck. So, another one for the Post Office. Will she make it? We can only hope that this unusual trend of actually going to the Post Office will hold for another week or two.
Here’s a Thought: Red Scarves Can Be Red
Red Scarf the Third is newly on the needles, so I’m prepped for subway rides and waiting rooms. Even I am not hard-headed enough to knit the same scarf three times running. I’m going NUTS and doing a fabulous, fresh, free pattern, Argosy, in Silk Garden Shade #84.
Hey! It’s red! Cool!
This scarf is a practice run, because Argosy is a top candidate to make a summery scarf for myself out of a precious hank of home-dyed Euroflax linen that Cristina generously brewed up for me last year. Indigo, very pale, and drapey. I think linen will look great in this lacy, squarish pattern.
But wait! We have undocumented Christmas scarves in the vault!
In December, Brother Van wheedled via our comments that he sure would like getting a piece of the 2006 scarf bounty. So I whipped him up a My So-Called Scarf using one skein of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky and one skein of Noro Silk Garden. A shorty (due to the shorter yardage on the bulky Lamb’s Pride), but perfect to tuck in his coat and not too smothering to drive in.
The last of the Teacher Scarves of 2006, this is The Janet. It’s 2 very similar shades of Noro Silk Garden (I forget which numbers), feather-and-fanned to Mod Victorian perfection. Two skeins of Noro, 36 stitches wide, and it made a long, luxurious scarf.
When it comes to scarves, give me a Metrocard and I can crank ’em like nobody’s business. It’s a gift. The joy is still there for Red Scarf the Third.
Happy weekend all! Hope to see some of y’all in snow-covered Andes, New York tomorrow!