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...

3 comments:

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.