Monday, October 05, 2009

Back from the Dead

I’m on a “finish things” kick lately. Projects that had been snoozing for a year … two years … they’re all getting busted out and finished. Well, not ALL. There are sweaters lurking in this house that were knit for “smaller Amy” that I’m not touching for a while.

Anyhoo, there’s this …

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I started Bright Stripes nearly two years ago and knit it in about 10 days.

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Got some really yummy yarns at Bloomin Yarns and found a little-knit pattern in the back of an often-purchased book.

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I knit the actual scarf in what felt like 10 minutes. I really love knit-lengthwise scarfs! I might have made the pom-poms a tiny bit differently if I’d had half a clue of how I wanted to attach them to the scarf, but it worked out just fine.

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This scarf was knit specifically to go with a black cashmere dress coat that I wear pretty frequently during the winter. Now that I will no longer be wearing that coat primarily to a building with two gigantic ketchup bottles prominently displayed (where I would always wear my Steelers Scarf), I figured I should have a classier scarf to go with the nice coat. Mission Accomplished!

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Bright Stripes Scarf
Pattern: Bright Stripes from Scarf Style
Size: It’s a scarf.
Yarn/Color/Quantity: Cascade CashVero/Ecru/1 skein;
Rowan Cashsoft Aran/Black/2 skeins; Rowan Cashsoft Aran/Thunder/1 skein
Source: Bloomin Yarns
Needles: US 8/5.0mm
Started: 8 November 2007 (yes, 2007)
Finished (with the knitting): 20 November 2007
Finished (pom-poms added): 2 October 2009
Mods: Fewer colors than the pattern calls for, but I wanted a subdued scarf. I got it!
Notes: Steamed the crap out of it, and it now lays flat. Used every inch of the leftovers for the pom-poms

Special thanks to my scarf SuperModel, Baxter Bear! ;-)

6 comments:

Trillian42 said...

I'm highly amused that your "Bright Stripes" scarf is, uh, black and white. :D

It's lovely, though!

MollyBeees said...

I LOVE it! So classy!

Bezzie said...

I thought the same thing as Pam! Ha ha!

I dig the pom pom fringe. Different!

turtlegirl76 said...

It looks great! Very classy indeed. And the white is very bright! Heh. Love the pom poms.

SJ said...

See, this is the correct usage of pompoms. Very classy!

Donna Lee said...

I thought you were photographing it in black and white at first. It's pretty and will look great with a black coat.