Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Still Knitting

I was about to jump on Facebook to share my latest project when I stopped myself.  I really must stop neglecting my blog.  I'm getting so lazy!  

I now have four knitting projects in the works.  I'm pushing myself to become a confident knitter.  It's rather amazing to go on Ravelry and look up free knitting patterns.  What a world!  This my latest and I'm enjoying this pattern so much.  I love the look of it and the stitches have a fun rhythm.  It's called the Lava Lace Scarf by Evelyn A. Clark if you want to look it up.  Mine looks a little less open as I am using a DK weight rather than a lace weight yarn. 

This is the first time I've used TOSH DK by MADELINETOSH hand dyed yarns.  It's 100% superwash Merino and comes in a nice 225 yard skein.  This colorway is called Ophelia which I think it a pretty cool name for yarn.  

The scarf itself is a short neck scarf that ties in the front.  The shape is basically a trapezoid which I find to be a clever way of shaping.  I also like the edging.  Each row begins with a yarn over creating a pretty open loop edge.  I'm sure with every comment I reveal myself to be the novice knitter than I am, but that's part of the charm of learning something new.  Everything seems interesting and even the simple things delight!