Friday, February 02, 2007

Now what?

So I finished my first lace scarf ever! The most simple lace imaginable! I started it in September 2006 but did not get hooked on it . This is a multi-tasker (ala Dave). It is for PS2 (blue/grey) and it is lace. (I resolved to finish 3 lace "things" this year). This is only 45" of scarf. I did not finish the skein. To be honest, it is a bit boring, but I do like the yarn. The yarn is handmaiden' seasilk, (no, it did not smell of seaweed when I blocked it) and the pattern is: Storm Water Scarf .
What is next? So many ideas, can't make a decent decision! I need to get some yarn from knitpicks. belive it or not, with all my stash I don't have enough of one yarn for this cardi I want to knit from an old Rowan magazine (Kim Hargreaves' Pin Stripe ). Wool of the Andes, which I used and like very much, or Merino Style . We are talking about the blues. I found 10 skeins in the stash of a great yarn called: Madil Loden, in dark blue. I found a place in Denmark (I think) that still has the yarn- but NO BLUE! Moving on!
So what's a girl to do? Cast on for some kid socks with leftover blue/grey sock yarn of course!

20 comments:

Alice said...

That scarf is great! I like the look of the pattern so much. I think it's the fact that it's so geometrical. And the yarn looks so silky. Well done! Fab job.

Hilde C. said...

Congratulations with your first lace scarf - it looks great :-) I still haven't tried lace - but i'm often thinking about it :-)

Dave said...

The scarf looks lovely. Sorry you found it boring, but the colours in it are gorgeous and show off the pattern very well.

Pat said...

That is a beautiful lace scarf! - I have never seen the pattern before.
I also really like your upcoming pinstripe sweater - I'll enjoy watching it grow with whatever yarn you choose!

misplacedpom said...

Hello! I just thought I'd weigh in on the knitpicks yarn choice. I made a sweater with Merino style and to be honest it isn't wearing that well. While the body still looks pristine the cuffs on the sleeves are in Pill Heaven and I've only worn then thing aobut five times!

Congratulations on finishing the lace :)

Debbie said...

That Seasilk is gorgeous! And your knitting is so even and crisp.

Miss T said...

Gorgeous scarf! I love the pattern.

Annie said...

Beautiful scarf! It shows off that yarn very well. Go Hila!

Judy said...

The lace scarf looks simply brilliant. Love the Seasilk!

Casting on a pair of socks is usually my answer to "what's a girl to do." That might be why I have so many UFOs lying around.

Mary, Mary... said...

I love geometric lace patterns--I'll download that one for sure. LOL--I just cast on a sock using Hilde's rainbow Opal.

Annelie said...

It looks lovely! And the yarn is so beautiful! Sorry you found it boring but I sure hope you will find another pattern more fun to knit.

Cabstand said...

That yarn really shows the lacework well - just lovely. Great color.

Cathy said...

Very nice! And yarn ... have you seen what Judy dyed recently? http://smatterings.typepad.com/smatterings/

KnitNana said...

Lovely scarf! And I can't wait to see what color you choose for the Rowan sweater...I like KP's Merino Style, my second lace shawl is made of it in Hollyberry. The sock yarns are intriguing! Will the socks be plain or something intriguing?
((((hugs))))

Liz K. said...

You're the first person who I've read doesn't like the Seasilk? Would you mind maybe doing a mini-review? I'd like to try it, but would be interested in what you thought.

Holly of HollYarns said...

Gorgeous scarf! I love both the color and the pattern. I--as well--had never seen that pattern...very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Lace my friend! Impressive! and we can never have enough scarfs and socks. The pattern looks great. Really great. /Garngamen (on weird computer again ;-)

Wendy Dorrel said...

I'm late in saying so but that scarf is gorgeous!! I love the pattern. :)

Rain said...

That looks really pretty.

Rain said...

That looks really pretty.