Friday, August 21, 2009

A Few Finished Things

My handspun scarf has been finished for awhile but I finally got around to blocking it. Pattern is the Yarn Harlots One Row Handspun Scarf.
Ravelry Link
handspun ribbed scarf

This picture has the truest colors.
2handspun scarf

and a full length shot
Handspun ribbed scarf 2

The second finished object is a Flame Stitch Shawl made from a new 75% Bamboo fingering weight yarn from SRK called "On Your Toes." This is a very soft yarn; fabulous to knit. The stitch pattern was given to me by SDAHT on Ravelry. I designed this scarf not realizing that it was the same stitch pattern I'd used for my Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle until I'd knit a full pattern repeat.

flame stitch shawl

the scalloped edge (this photo shows the best stitch definition)
flame stitch shawl edge

and the backlit shot
Flame Stitch Scarf back light

Lastly, Charity Knitting: I've been knitting caps for a friend's church that has a few people going to Tibet. I don't know why they're going but they wanted to take something for the children but they are only allowed to take one carry-on bag. It was decided that knit hats could be tucked into any empty spots in their luggage. I've knit two hats for them to take.
charity hat

And the Red Scarf Project. This is my second year knitting these red scarves. Last year, who knows why, my scarves were crocheted. This year I'm back to knitting scarves using Marble Yarn
Marble Yarn

I'm making Li's Reversible Herringbone Rib Scarf. (Leave a comment on her blog asking for this free pattern)
Reversible Herringbone Rib Scarf 2

This is a great pattern that is interesting to knit but not so difficult that you can't watch TV.

And I stumbled over a display of Hatch Peppers while in our local Bristol Farms. I've always wanted to go the the Hatch Chili Festival this is as close as I've ever gotten.
Hatch Peppers


LaurieM said...

Gorgeous scarves! I especially love the handspun one. Yum!

Chris said...

Oh, that handspun scarf is STUNNING!

Check your email - you won a copy of Dark Hunger on my blog and I need your mailing address! Congrats. :)

Sheena said...

yummy chili peppers. I have lots of those in my garden, but haven't roasted any yet. I have been making pickles and pickling beets. I'm ready for classes to start. I hope this season you can help me with my knitting. I still want to make the entralac scarf