Friday, March 27, 2009

Finished Southern Heat Scarf.

I have to show you the pictures of the scarf I test knit for Sue, who designs for Blue Ridge Yarns sold by Misty Mountain. The first picture is of the scarf in progress. Do you like my stitch markers? I made them myself!

This picture is of the scarf blocking. The yarn I used was Kaleidoscope, in Dragon's Breath. There were 400 yards and I used all but about three yards of the skein. The scarf blocked out to be about 11" wide by 70" long. A really nice sized scarf.

The last picture is of the scarf ready to be given back to Sue. She got it Wednesday night and says it turned out really well. We all really liked how the yellow streak seemed to zigzag through the scarf. I am glad this project is done and in the right hands. Now to weave in the ends on my socks for another finished project.

Last night a group of women from church met at my house to start a knitting meeting once a month. It was fun to sit and talk, give a refresher course to one lady, teach a brand new knitter and help another sister with a crochet project that she has had in the works for 35 (!) years. Thanks Liz for all the help you gave to Jill. It was good to have Liz come, I haven't seen her for about four weeks. While the women were here last night, I got the yarn ready to start the Forest Canopy Shawl. I just need to find the right needles and get busy knitting.

Well, off to walk Cleo and get ready for work. Happy knitting and spinning.


Liz said...

You're welcome! I had such a good time last night. It was a nice, relaxed and positive atmosphere- I felt better when I left than when I came.

It's always good to help others, especially when spreading the fibery goodness. :D

Anita said...

That scarf is so bright and colorful. It's a good intro into spring!

LDSVenus said...

Wow, that scarf is beautiful! You chose a really pretty yarn to knit it with too. I'm gonna have to look up the Forest Canopy Shawl, it sounds interesting. Gosh, I'm getting old, it's only 10pm and I'm so sleepy :P. I ordered Alison's book today from Amazon so I should have that shawl book soon, I'm really excited!!

sue said...

The scarf came out beautiful Laura!! I so appreciate you helping me by being one of my test knitters! I appreciate the work more when someone else knits up one of my designs and comes out so pretty! Thank YOU SO SO much. Sorry I missed the night out at your house, but will be there for the next one!! Sue

Melissa said...

Laura, that is amazing! I wish I could knit like that!