Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Scarf

I have only a month left in Florida and have been spending as much time on the beach and with friends as possible. Although I wouldn't have it any other way, I haven't been knitting as much as usual. When I do get a chance to knit, I find myself wanting to space out and work on something soothing and beautiful, so the Lace Ribbon Scarf got a lot of play this month. This project came with me to Ohio for the birth of my nephew and has logged more hours than I'd like to admit on the couch watching the first two seasons of Battlestar Gallactica (hey, man- no one is more surprised that I'm BSG crazy than me). I try to spend time with my cardigan, but she is such a fickle and demanding thing. Working out gorgeously, but damn if she doesn't make me work SO HARD for every little thing.

But this scarf...I just never got tired of it. I know several people on Ravelry have commented that the knitting got a little boring after a while, but I never felt that way. I think it's probably because my life is in the midst of turning upside down right now, but I really relished every mindless minute of her.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty, Spring 2008 by Veronik Avery
Yarn: One skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in Dusky Aurora, purchased from Sonny and Shear
Needles: Size 4 Knitpicks Options
Time: May 13-June 23

This pattern didn't really call my name when it was first published in Knitty, but I didn't feel like making socks and I was hankering to knit with that particular colorway of Smooshy, so I searched around a bit on Ravelry and realized that the ribbon scarf was a perfect fit for my mood- easy, repetitive, pretty, and perfect for one skein of sock yarn. I ended up doing 24 repeats of the pattern and it came out to 80", just like the pattern specified.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

I am a bit of a purple lover so I'm obviously biased, but holy crap if this isn't the prettiest colorway of Smooshy ever. My love of this yarn is well documented, and this time is certainly no exception. When the newest Knitty came out, I cast on for the Spring Forward socks immediately with some other sock yarn from my stash and quickly became less interested because it just didn't have the allure of the ever-sexy Smooshy.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

I'm not sure what I'll do with this yet. It's so pretty and universal I think it would make an excellent gift, but I really love it and may just get selfish. I know I would get some good use out of it during the fall weather...

I'll catch you up this weekend on the progress of my cabled hoodie. I just need to block the back and left front so I can seam it up and see if this bad boy is going to work out. For now, I can't resist leaving you with one more picture to remind myself of what I have to look forward to when I move away from this place that I love...

Tiny Feet