I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. Yet, anyways… :) Sorry for the prolonged silence, I’m finding that blogging is very similar to exercising: as soon as you skip one day, you’re twice as likely to skip the next one as well… It might also turn out that I’m out of my a-post-a-day phase at the moment, but I think that’s ok, I want to take my rhythm as it comes naturally and we’ll see where that takes us! I hope you agree :) Well, here’s a little something as a bribe ;)
I may not have been posting in the last two weeks, but I sure have been knitting!
I finished my Scroll Lace Scarf and I am extremely happy with it! At first I wasn’t attracted to this pattern, but seeing a sample knit up made me change my mind. And I’m really glad I did!
I owe a huge thank you to a girl in winter for helping me figure out the pattern: for some reason I found myself completely unable to understand how the lace edging was supposed to work. The errata for the pattern made things even more complicated, I couldn’t tell what was correct and what was incorrect anymore, which way to look at the chart, in what direction to knit… Ugh! And what did this amazing lady do? First, she offered help even before I knew I would need it. And then, once I realized I did need it, she wrote out the entire lace pattern directions for me, and answered a gazillion other questions as she went along! Knitters are awesome people. Thank you so much!
The yarn is the amazing Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. It does not require words. Only sighs. :) I modified the body of the scarf a bit to use up as much of it as I could. Out of the one skein, I was left with a few meters, and I’m sure they’ll come in handy some day…
My other modification was to knit a few rows of garter stitch before binding off. I hoped it would prevent the rolling (in the end I think blocking had more to do with that) and honestly – I was a bit lazy.
I absolutely love my new scarf. I usually wear much bulkier stuff in the winter, but for these transitional days it is perfect. And I am sure it will get its decent share of wear in the spring as well. Especially considering the fact that it makes me want to frolick… :)
Oh, and can you tell I’ve had a little bit of help with the photos lately? My sister kindly agrees to assist me now and then and listens to my instructions very patiently. She is also very good at pretending that I’m not making silly faces and doing silly things at all… ;)
Tomorrow, the story goes on… We shot another little piece of scrumptiousness today!