Friday, August 17, 2007

FO machine

That's how I feel right now - like an FO machine! I have yet another project off the needles:

Yarn: 2 balls KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Blueberry
Needles: US 10.5 straights
Modifications: Since the pattern calls for a chunky weight yarn, and I was using worsted, I had smaller bobbles. And while I didn't cast on any more stitches than called for, I did knit more pattern repeats (11 for Piece A instead of 9, and 10 for Piece B). Basically I just knit each piece until I finished up a ball.
This really is a great pattern. So quick to knit and with results that look more complicated than they actually are - thus, a great gift! And this will be gifted to my mother-in-law at Christmas. I think she'll like the color, and because I knit it with bigger needles, it'll be a little airier (she lives in Santa Fe and thus doesn't need the warmest scarf).
Now, I haven't yet blocked the scarf, so it will actually be a bit longer and wider than what it is now. Which leads me to a problem. I have 3 scarves that I've gotten off the needles recently but have yet to block (this one, my Clapotis, and the Branching Out scarf that I finished ages ago). I don't know why I am so slow to block - maybe because I don't have the greatest blocking space? Or maybe because I'm lazy? Ah, who knows. One of these days, I'll have a blocking extravaganza. I'm just happy to be starting another project - I actually only have one thing on the needles now (an Odessa hat for my sister). The horror! Must start additional project...


Zonda said...

Nice! Lovely color! It's nice to have another FO I'm sure!

Knit Mongrel said...

Holy hell, woman - and you're not keeping a damn thing for yourself. Yeesh. :) Your BB is lovely... I'm dying to know how the KP WOTA knits up - is it soft? Miss you... can we at least get together to knit soon, if not to sing? xo

La Cabeza Grande said...

Lovely BB, girl! Nice FOs all around in fact.