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  • The sheer volume you can crank out is stunning. Love all the Noro combos…are these from your stash? Do you pick out the vegetable matter or leave it in? I never got anywhere with my Noro silk garden due to all the twigs and shrubs…it really slowed down my scarf mojo. Lovin’ your scarf action here.

  • They are all beautiful! I scored 12 balls of Lion Chunky cotton at a stash swap the other night. My boys are going to have a Absorba in their bathroom soon! I kept trying to think how I could sneak more yarn in the house past the old man, but when it’s free, he doesn’t seem to mind so much!
    I received my book plate for my copy of MDK, thank you so much! You guys are rockin’.

  • The silk garden scarf is lovely and really shows off the color changes quite well. I like the traveling stitches on the first one – very interesing (making a mental note here).
    On the subject of snow – all I can say is YIPPEE! We got a dusting here in the Poconos, but it was enough to cause a two-hour delay and then a closure. Nothing like not having work on a Friday; that means cleaning and knitting.

  • Can you explain how you use the two colors of Noro in the one scarf? Do you, for example, alternate, rows, run one whole skein and then other, or what?

  • On these ‘Baby Genius’ scarves, I alternate 2 rows of the Brown Sheep with 2 rows of the Noro. When I use 2 different skeins of Noro, I just run one after the other. When knitting on the subway, which is where most of this cranking gets done, it’s bad enough that I am striping two skeins to begin with; three would do me in. Also I don’t think, when you’re striping, that anybody can tell where one skein ends and the next begins, especially if the colorways are complementary.
    And yeah, this is how I use up those irresistible single skeins of Silk Garden that accumulate over months and years. Hats and scarves. xox Kay

  • The Argosy is quite fetching in that color. I may have to try that someday, after I finish the other 10,000 projects I’m working on πŸ™‚

  • You are a scarf making monster! I love the slipped stitch. Hmmmm. Maybe I’m not sick of making them!

  • Dumb question, but how to you twist those stitches? I like those wandering bits.

  • Love the wandering slipped stitches! Although perhaps I’m sick of scarves, there’s always afghan squares to be made, and they can be as crazy as anything!

  • The Andes are in New York? They never mentioned that in Geography at school….. hurrah for the snow! Wish we had some. I love snow. Oh, and well done on the scarf tally. You’ve got a way to go to meet the warshcloth tally, however, my dear!

  • Just when I thought I was over scarves and firmly back to sweaters, you’ve re-inspired me. Don’t know why I didn’t notice how nice Argosy is as a pattern, thanks for showing it.

  • On the Last Teacher Scarf of 2006 – is that two similar colors of Silk Garden knit together or one after the other?

  • Ooo – Just got some great Euroflax on sale. I think I want to make argosy in a shawl/beachy cover up for summer. Any advice on how to do that? Should I double up or triple up the pattern? Your scarves are lovely — I did a lot this year too but yours are great inspiration for next year!
    When are you ladies coming to Northern New Jersey???

  • I love how the Noro looks feathered-and-fanned! And the Argosy in Euroflax will be fab — do you steam your Euroflax to soften it, or throw it in the wash a few times, or just wait for it to soften in time?

  • Between the snow and the scarves, I’m ready to move out of this heat box I live in! Fabulous!

  • Love the scarves…I’m sure next November will find me trying to crank out some Christmas presents and I’ll look back at your blog for inspiration. I understand your snow comment. We are having a weird winter in Minnesota and did not have enough snow to shovel until Sunday evening. My kids had the best MLK day on Monday because we had 6 inches of powder for downhill sledding. Perfect timing!
    Also, thanks for referring to me as a “clever” reader…other adjectives might also apply!

  • Must have more info on the twisting of the stitches. Seriously? “whenever the mood struck”? Not specific enough for me, unless you are dead serious about that, and I suspect you’re not. And, uh, yeah, like Kymm, HOW do you mean “twist the stitches”? πŸ™‚

  • pretty!

  • OK, for the dense among us (that would be me): please explain step-by-step about how to do the wandering slipped stitches… thanks.

  • Hi! By any chance, is the pattern available for the shawl shown in “Why Everyone Should Knit Lace” section of your (most entertaining) book?
    Many thanks!
    Anne Kelly

  • Beautiful Scarves. You put Scarf back in the word scarf. I too am curious about your twisted stitches. I may have take a closer look at noro silk garden in the near future. Amy

  • Totally impressive. I can’t wait to see Argosy finished. Looks like it might be a fun one. Have a great time in Andes. If it weren’t playoff weekend I might have talked the husband into it, oh well, next time.

  • How gorgeous! You had me drooling and looking to buy some Noro before I recovered myself and realized I needed to stick to my budget. Maybe on payday…

  • OMG, I love the Janet!

  • Hi Kay & Ann! You’ve been tagged! Go to http://phknit.blogspot.com to see what it’s all about! Happy knitting!
    Paula

  • Just to say I love checking out your site. The scarfs (or is it scarves?) are beautiful. I have some linen unraveled from a thrift shop sweater that I think will make a nice Florida Argosy. It will be my first attempt at entrelac. We have very few yarn shops so I have to gather yarn where I can, and living in Florida doesn’t invite the wonderful wools.
    tp

  • Just to say I love checking out your site. The scarfs (or is it scarves?) are beautiful. I have some linen unraveled from a thrift shop sweater that I think will make a nice Florida Argosy. It will be my first attempt at entrelac. We have very few yarn shops so I have to gather yarn where I can, and living in Florida doesn’t invite the wonderful wools.
    tp

  • Just to say I love checking out your site. The scarfs (or is it scarves?) are beautiful. I have some linen unraveled from a thrift shop sweater that I think will make a nice Florida Argosy. It will be my first attempt at entrelac. We have very few yarn shops so I have to gather yarn where I can, and living in Florida doesn’t invite the wonderful wools.
    tp

  • I know i missed this somewhere but is there a pattern for these beautiful scarfs?

  • I know i missed this somewhere but is there a pattern for these beautiful scarfs?

  • Hey Kay & Ann,
    I enjoy your blog as much as your book. Hope we can get you two on Sit & Knit with Kim, Jack & Bird once we get the pick-up for the show.
    In the meantime, I’ve got a 399-page steamy knitting mystery novel entitled Cast On, Bet’s Off that I’ve just recorded as downloadable to MP3 players, i-pods and computers. (Clever Kim says this way knitters can knit while listening to a mystery novel.) The book’s about a romantic couple who owns a yarn shope (sound familiar?) and get drawn into murder mysteries. Check it out at sitnknit.com.
    I’d like to send you both a complimentary downloadable copy, so please e-mail me at sitnknit@yahoo.com.
    Best,
    Jack

  • I’m trying Argosy now that I have seen how beautiful it really is. But I ran into a problem – every time I get to row 11, I end up on the wrong side, when I should be on the right side. Should I ignore it? Or was the pattern just written un/in (?) correctly? Hmmmm….

  • Hi Ann and Kay,
    I turned on the TV this morning and just happened to catch the last 2/3 of your interview with John Sigenthaler on NPT. You all did a great job and I was so glad that I got to watch it. He seemed to like the book so well that he might even try his hand at knitting. Great job!
    Francie

  • The scarves are GREAT!!! I have the Noro Virus — so colorful and love it alllll!

  • I just finished a scarf in the Baby Genius Burp Cloth pattern, it was probably the most fun I had making a scarf in a long time. I used a tweedy grey yarn from Patons and it came out lovely! Thanks for the inspiration Kay!

  • I love mason*dixon knitting! can someone tell me how to make my own rag balls? do you tie the strips together? if so will the knots matter on a rag rug? Are woven fabrics better than knits,like t-shirts? I am not computer savvy,so i hope whoever gets this can help.