On a cloudy day...
It has been rainy and very grey around here this week. Just the right time to knit something in warm and lively colours.
This scarf was a joy to knit. I used exactly four balls of Queensland Collection Big Wave in the colourway Firebird (90% wool/10% cashmere). I bought the yarn at elann.com. Easy-Peasy: I cut all my fringe pieces first and then knitted up the rest. This was comfort knitting at its best. This yarn is as soft as Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky. I'm not making this up. It has a different texture, kind of a nubbly thick and thin, like crimped dreadlocks. You can see the texture of the yarn well if you click to enlarge the photo and then look at the fringe. The fringe is particularly pettable. My daughter wanted to take the scarf to bed with her last night.
For Fringe: I cut 18" lengths. I used two together at eight points along each edge (and used the tails in fringe too). So I cut thirty-two 18" fringe pieces.
For the Rest: Cast on 22 stitches on 7mm needles and K2P2 rib. I spit-spliced new balls into place, so no ends. Scarf is 4" wide, unstretched. You can block it to 6" wide, stretched, but I prefer it thinner. 60" long without fringe; 76" long with.
Daisy said, "Please, oh please can I write the blog today? I promise not to pee on the keyboard."
"Okay, now how do you spell carrots? I know the C is around here somewhere..."
Then she got bored and went off to chew on the wicker basket that holds the napkins.
I finished a sleeve for my Ribby Cardi. Now I have the back and one sleeve done. I like the way the two greens look together.