Monday, April 06, 2009

Surprise again!

At last the moment some of you have been waiting for. As you know if you're a regular reader of this compendium of nonsense I participated in Ted Myatt's Fibre to Scarf exchange. Getting my scarf so quickly gave me extra incentive to finish the one I was working on, so by the end of March it was complete.

It started with 8 ozs of Bullen's Wullens in a mulberry heathered with copper. The blend was combed out so it was very easy to spin up. I opted to making it a DK weight so that it would be a quick knit but not so thick that you don't have much yarn to make a scarf. I came up with almost 400 yards of lovely 2-ply that after finishing was wonderfully squishy and promised to be warm.

The next challenge was finding a scarf pattern that would keep my interest. I chose Brooke Nelson's Column of Leaves pattern off of Ravelry for its interest and quickly memorized pattern. The yarn worked very well with the pattern to my pleasure.

And who is the lucky recipient? None other than knitsib Kate Winkler who I've known from the list. She's tickled about the scarf and the goodies I included, and very happy that spring has offered at least an opportunity to wear it before the weather warms up and she has to put it away. It was a pleasure to make it for you, Kate. I hope it gives you lots of warm enjoyment.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

That is really pretty! I hope your swap buddy loves it!!

Joe said...

That is just the perfect stitch pattern for such a rich and beautiful color. The close-up shows the heathering/tweediness of the yarn...very nice. Lucky Kate.

JoVE said...

Beautiful, though I confess a soft spot for mulberry.

And the stitch pattern really sets it off.

Jennie said...

Beautiful! I love the runs of copper in the wool. Really lovely!

And I'm glad to finally see the project you've been hinting about!

Melissa Barton said...

Ah! Beautiful. Want one

JustJen said...

Much applause! Great pattern (and, of course, your beautiful work) to show off the yarn!

Roxie said...

Raspberries! It looks yummy enough to eat. Good work!

Kathleen said...

Well done! The scarf is so pretty.