Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Head to Toes

More finished items! Today was also a soccer day, but those pictures (all 576 of them - eep) are still in the camera awaiting download and edit time.

Project: Noro Striped Scarf, by Jared

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, colors 234 and 47 (2 skeins each)

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Notes: It took me two tries to find a color scheme that I liked (and I'm still not too keen on that tan on grey section in the middle), but the final version is very nice. I suspect that my main problem was that I wasn't bold enough in my choices. I have some very nice Silk Garden in my stash that I didn't want to use, but it would have been wonderful in this project. I used a tubular cast on and cast off for this and I cast off while watching (and photographing) the last regular game of the last lacrosse season. It was quite the challenge to alternate working the tapestry needle and the camera. I perservered and the result pleases me. It also kept me warm during that chilly game and the even colder playoff game that night.

Project: Step Socks, by me

Yarn: Austermann Step

Needles: US1 (2.25 mm) dpns

Notes: I do love this yarn. My really local LYS had this colorway that I hadn't seen before and I thought how great it would look with jeans. I did a 10 x 2 x 2-twist x 2 pattern that was easy yet spiffed up the striped yarn. I think they might be a little short so they may end up being gifts for a friend or maybe I need to rip back the toes and add a few rows.

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