Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring FO's

Well, it's been a while. I've been lame about posting and really, really busy! So, first things first:

Here's a photo of my red scarf for the Red Scarf Project, that I was late in submitting, but finally got around to! It was an Encore Worsted Weight yarn (nice color, not great yarn) in a basketweave stitch. I liked how the basketweave pattern came out.


This one was done for a fundraising auction at DS's school. It's an Irish Hiking Scarf done in Misti Alpaca Chunky in a lovely Olive with Teal and Gold highlights. I used Size 10.5 needles. It's definitely a seriously thick scarf, substantial and warm as heck!

Here's a close up photo:

Try not to mind the double chin.

Next scarf that is also for the fundraising auction:

This one is knit in Fiesta Yarns Rayon Boucle, in a gorgeous Green-Magenta-Black colorway called Madrid! It knits up easily on fat (size 15) needles and it's a lovely shoulder wrap that's great for spring and summer. You'd want to bid on this, wouldn't you? Here's a shot round the shoulders:

I really like how this came out and would recommend this yarn for a lightweight and colorful wrap for air conditioned offices or outdoor events. Do I sound like a fashion magazine? Here's the amount of yarn left over after binding off:

Eek! I sure cut that close, didn't I? It was only one skein's worth for the wrap, so I wanted to get as much out of it as I could. And I did!

The previously mentioned school auction is killing me. I'm planning it with a few other parents, and this is the first one the school has ever had, so it's all being done from scratch. I'm sure this will be a trial run and we'll figure out what doesn't work and what does, so we can improve it next year. If I life that long. Right now, just gotta get those annoying city permits so we can have the event. And that is taking much longer than necessary.

Ciao for now!