Friday, September 29, 2006

Summer trying to put in the last word.

Don't they looks a Whirling Dervishes in the morning sun?ISE scarf is on its way to my pal. Wow! It was so much fun to knit with the alpaca again!! My pal wanted a long scarf (72") and likes turquoise and brown. So when I made the swatch I came up with 450 sts per row. When it came off the needle it is 82". I forgot to calculate for the drapiness of alpaca, but it is even warmer now! Sorry about the pics quality, it’s late, and I wanted to post it.
The yarn is Country Alpaca:
100% Superfine Alpaca, 2 skeins, approximately 300 yards per skein, Approximately 4 ounces per skein it is 5" x 82" and 10"x 82" when streched. Started Sat 9/9, finished Mon 9/25. Pattern is my own after a Noro hat and scarf I made few years ago. Fun to make and fondle. The long rows seemed shorter as I got better at it. It feels so soft around the neck, and one can even wrap it around the head and neck. yumm!
Also on its way- the Knitters Tea Swap 2. I had fun trying different teas for my pal. Nothing like going to a tea salon to try new teas and knit for a while...
I am now waiting for my packges from the swaps. The antispation is fun too!! And just saw this week, Tweeding Along ... OK, I want to tweed! I love tweed! I especially want an excuse to buy the new Rowan Scottish tweed... I have two projects for tweed, the Knucks, and the ribbed cardi. and you guseed it, there are KAL for the knucks and for the ribbed cardi.
Not enough time folks, not enough time!

12 comments:

Annie said...

That scarf looks amazing! Very lucky scarf pal. Tea, good idea. I need something...things are getting tricky around here...

Patty said...

LOVE alpaca. I bought a skein at the NJ sheep & wool festival. The animal that it cam from was standing in a pen right behind the table selling the wool...cool

Rain said...

You sound so busy.

Teh scarf is gorgeous, your pal is going to love it.

sarah said...

Lovely choice of colours -- that's gorgeous. And alpaca drapes so nicely, too.

Necia said...

That scarf looks so nice and comfy. I've been dreaming of knitting with alpalca too,f or some reason. I hope at Rhinebeck I can come up with some roving and some yarn. It's sposedly much warmer than wool too. I like the sound of that. So, did you go to London yet?

Necia

KnitNana said...

My My...another KAL multi-tasker!
lolol!!! Cool scarf and your KTS2 spoilee is going to be VERY lucky!
(((hugs)))

Mary, Mary... said...

That scarf will be a lovely gift and great colors.(I made a turquoise/cognac scarf last year w/kid slique as a gift, LOL) I love both Knucks and ribbed cardi--Knucks would be perfect for London. Oh, dear, you're right--not enough time!

Lolly said...

Your pal is *lucky*! That scarf is beautiful ;)

I am in Tweeding Along too - it's going to be great!

aija said...

Beautiful scarf! I always forget how long knit rows on scarves always look great.

Anonymous said...

Lovel, lovely scarf. Practical AND beautiful, too.

aquaknits said...

Wow, lovely scarf! Makes me want to go bury my face into hanks of alpaca, so soft! Your pal will just love the colors too.

Felicia said...

Late commenting on this post, but just love the scarf and gloves you sent your ISE3 pal. Would you mind pointing me in the direction of glove pattern? Thanks! oh, wait! My only blog contact is through ISE3. My email is qtflea at yahoo dot com. thanks!