Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Silk Scarf -2 of 30

If you’ve never had the pleasure of knitting on public transportation before, you would be amazed at how much attention knitters get on the train. The only people who get more attention are the ones that bring their dogs. People start conversations with you, talk about you loud enough for you to hear (generally they discuss whether you’re crocheting or knitting), and openly stare, especially kids (who also point).


I do a lot of my knitting on my commute to work, and this project got tons of compliments. Usually, it isn’t until the project is almost done and people can tell what it is that they really are interested, but with the changing colors and lace, this scarf was beautiful almost from the very start. There was one section of yarn in the beginning where the yarn was the exact same color as dust, and at that moment, I was a little worried. But then that lovely peachy orange came, and all was right with the world.


The yarn is Noro Silk Garden, and I would love to say that I really liked working it, because people seem to like Noro a lot, but to be honest, it was a pain. The colors were beautiful, but the yarn was super delicate and it kept felting to itself, which meant that I had to deal with constant tangles. It did make a beautiful FO though, so the irritation of having to pull it apart all the time is probably outweighed with the pleasure I get from my new pretty scarf.


1. Sleepy Snake and Mischievous Mouse
2. The Silk Kerchief by Kate Gagnon
3.Intricate Stag Bag
4. Valley Yarns Gallery Jacket
5. Lady Wannabe gloves
6. Squirrelly Swedish Mittens
7. Anais by Norah Gaughan
8. Cobblestone Pullover My first Sweater for Boyfriend. It will hopefully be a Christmas Present.
9. Which Came First (an adorable egg that becomes a chick!)
10. Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau
11. Cloud Bolero by Ysolda Teague
12. Pineapple Fantail doily
13. Margaretha
14. Dreamer by Wenlan Chia
15. Holding Hands Feeding Ducks Scarf
16. Traveling Stitch Legwarmer
17. Peter the Scorpion
18. Little Bunny
19. Hemlock Ring Blanket
20. Ophicleide Cardigan
21. Colette Pullover
22. Hair Bow by Just Call Me Ruby
23. Back To School U-Neck Vest
24. Gretel
25. Ena Sweater
26.Cherry Cardigan
27. Stirling Cloche (this is one of the few actual Cloche shaped hats I've seen as a knittng pattern)
28. Palndrome, A Reversible Cable Scarf
29. Fido's Flower Garden Sweater and the Scull Doggery Dog Sweater (I want to make these reversible so that it can just be one sweater)
30. Snowflake

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