Friday, December 08, 2006
Short attention span...
I couldn't help myself:
Now I know I still have Christmas presents to knit/sweaters to finish/other WiPs, so I shouldn't be casting on anything new, but I couldn't resist this. Plus, it's going to be a Christmas present, so I had to start it now, right? I was going to knit 6 presents, 4 of which are already finished, with the 5th very close to completion. That left me with just my grandmother's socks, which are quite an undertaking and really no good for lunchtime/party/Columbo knitting (I love Columbo. I remember watching it with my grandmother when I was growing up, and I've recently rediscovered it. I'm VERY excited to have discovered that the first few seasons are on DVD. Thank you Netflix!). This scarf will be a gift for someone who I wasn't going to knit anything for, having done so several times in the past, but I really had no other ideas and this great 'woven' scarf pattern from Knit Scarves popped into my head. I really wanted to get the Colinette Prism the pattern calls for but they only had one skein of the color I wanted at Weaving Works, so I got this instead (don't ask what it is, the ball bands are at home. I'll get back to you.). The pattern is very simple - the woven look comes from slipping every other stitch on both sides, and it's super easy. The yarn I got, while having the same structure as Prism, is a bit more multicolored per strand, as opposed to changing colors as the strand moves vertically. I guess what I mean there is that the yarn is several thick/thin plies, and they're all different colors, so the pattern is getting a bit lost, but I like it anyway. Here's a close-up where you can see what I mean about the plies and a bit of the pattern:
The fabric is pretty thick, and I keep debating about whether larger needles would be advised. I'm going to consult with the Fiberphiles before getting too far along. Tonight we're all heading out on Rachel's boat (she lives on a boat - how cool is that?) for a nighttime cruise to see the Parade of Boats. I'm sure there is a snappier name for this parade (ah, Christmas Boat Parade), but essentially it is a parade of boats lit up and decorated for Christmas that cruise around the lakes in Seattle. I hope to get some good photos to share with you all!