Sunday, September 17, 2006

Scarves in time for summer?

I'm feeling like a bit of an idiot knitting scarves when it's just hit Spring here, but I got my hands on a copy of one skein and just couldn't resist the cable/rib scarf. This was my first go at cables. I don't think I stuffed it up. It was a lot more straightforward than I thought. The only reason I really wanted to try cables was because i'm addicted to knitting accessories (I don't think I'm alone here!) and I wanted to get some cute cable needles...Any excuse really. The thing I really like about this scarf, and one skein generally, is it's a total stash-buster! I have no idea what yarn this is, I always manage to loose the covers, it's a talent, really. I suspect it's wool. It's very soft, and quite thick. Anyway, it had been floating around in the abyss that is my yarn stash for a while. I had to adjust the pattern a bit, even with two balls I didn't have enough yardage, so I just knitted to first ball and then replicated the second in the same length I had done in the pattern with the first ball.
On a completely different note, I was talking to my dad and then my sister tonight, and we were all in the process of cooking tuna bake for dinner! Isn't that weird? It was nice to know that although we're so far apart there's some things that still bind us together.


SadieandLance said...

So this is where you've been hiding! Don't forget us over at Dear Kel, you're our best most frequent poster!

Yummo Tuna Bake.

Emma said...

Your title confused me so much until I realized you must be in a different hemisphere!

The scarf looks beautiful. Isn't it amazing how simple cables are once you give them a shot? And yet they look so amazingly complicated.

cfknits said...

GORGEOUS Clapotis. I want to start one soon, I'm just holding out for some Lion and Lamb in Valentine (coz I lurve the colour).

I love you point about not winding yarn after drinks. I wound some sober recently and got in a tangle bigger than yours, so I think this is advice I will heed! ;-)

And your cable scarf has inspired me. I am about to start my first cabled project and you've reminded me how yummy cables look!

Stephanie said...

mmm - tunabake!
Your cables came out fantastic - thanks for popping by and complementing my Kiri :) And yes, the good thing with larger needles is it makes the knitting go faster ;)

Laura said...

hi brownpants! thanks for your comment on my blog ... and congrats on starting your own. i will be checking in on you. your clapotis is lovely, as is the cable scarf. aren't cables fun?

btw, i think i am the only person in the knit world who has not made a clapotis. it's on my list, but i still haven't gotten around to it!