Wednesday, March 10, 2010

still covering necks...

I think I'm finally done with the neckwear. This last Just Enough Ruffles Scarf was the final project. (See here, pre blocking).

The weather turned this weekend, and we got enough of a glimpse of spring that I fell out of love with neckwear. Not that I don't love this piece - I do. I think the pattern is brilliant, and the yarn (Berrocco Lustra, mostly merino, with a touch of Tencel for shine) is delicious. This will make a wonderful gift for someone. (I already have a great grey scarf).
This pattern is really well named - there are JUST ENOUGH ruffles along the edge..

Now on to bigger and better things. Or maybe a return to some things. I've picked up my cotton/rayon cardigan again, and have re-fallen in love with the fabric it's creating. I have to remember to make this shorter than I want it - this fabric STRETCHES when hung. So, my planned 3/4 length sleeves are probably going to end up full length, and that's good. Then there's the Rowan Yorkshire Tweed in that yummy lime-y green colour calling my name - cardigan or pullover? I'm leaning towards pullover - Vneck, top down raglan, garter or seed stitch hems, maybe some colourwork, maybe not.

But I want to finish the cardigan first...

9 comments:

katrynka said...

The scarf looks nice and snuggly! I have to say, you are one of the most consistently generous bloggers that I follow. You make so many items, knitwear, clothing and jewelry; and then give them away. I have the desire to do the same, but I often lack the drive to get as many things completed as I'd like! It is so pleasurable to give a gift that you made.

Needles said...

I have one of those. I did not knit it but someone from the store did. Marvelous little thing.

Focusing on limey green yarn sounds like a good idea to me.

Acorn to Oak said...

Great scarf! I've been eyeing that pattern for a while now. It's really pretty...with just enough ruffles. Can't wait to see your cardigan.

Acorn to Oak said...

Great scarf! I've been eyeing that pattern for a while now. It's really pretty...with just enough ruffles. Can't wait to see your cardigan.

Acorn to Oak said...

Great scarf! I've been eyeing that pattern for a while now. It's really pretty...with just enough ruffles. Can't wait to see your cardigan.

AlisonH said...

The old "Ruffles have ridges!" potato chip commercial is now stuck in my head. Silly me. Pretty scarf!

Sel and Poivre said...

The weather is hard to ignore isn't it? Yesterday walking down the hall to my Chiro's office, the woman in front of me was wearing cropped pants, bare legs and had sandals on her bare feet - my first thought was, I wonder how long it will be before Curlerchik posts that she's changed her footwear over to flip flops for the season?

Brenda said...

I'm with Needles. Anything lime green goes first in my book too.

KnitTech said...

Very pretty scarf. Sweaters will be fun.