Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Glory of Late Summer, finished in Late Fall

I took this picture in the late morning sunlight. 

There are so many things at work here that I love. The sunlight, the yarn, the scarf itself, the crisp morning air, the blue sky, the smell of winter, a job well done. Oh, it is so fulfilling to have completed a project and still be in love with it. That is not always the case. I've started some and hated them. So much so, that I ripped them right out and threw the yarn into my stash with a sneer. But, you shrug, move on and continue to fall right back in love.

And I am in love with Vincent! This scarf makes me smile. I enjoyed working the lace stitch it involved. It found its own rhythm and was old hat be the time I was half way through. Oh, don't get me wrong, I had to rip out a number of rows because that one yarn-over didn't make it in there! Ooooo, that chaps my hide!
But, I persevered!

Now he is completed. 
I have him wrapped joyously around my neck, nuzzling into the bouncy depths. The yarn was a Goodwill find, a wool blended with something most likely. It gives that itchy, woolly feeling to my neck, but there's a softness that eases the scratch. So, sadly, I have not a soul to credit for this yarn.

If you'd like to attempt this pattern yourself, I have the link to the website here.  
Ugh, those pictures! They were terrible rainy day pictures. My apologies! Luckily I have a few days of gorgeous sunlight here to take some pictures that tell the true story of Vincent's Apron. My new love! 

Now, I must go for a walk to allow Vincent to do his job! Enjoy your last days of Autumn wherever you are.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Oh! The wait!

Vincent is blocking! 

I finished it last night. It felt so good to slide those final stitches off the needles.

1,000 pins and all my blocking boards later, I have a big, soft, lovely creation.

 I truly cannot wait to wear this scarf!

Details of the journey coming soon...

~ S

Monday, November 11, 2013

Turq and Pea

Turq and Pea


Two very sweet versions of Cuteness the Fish. You can find the original pattern here

For Turq, as in Turquoise, I used worsted weight yarn (in turquoise and purple) and a G-6 hook as called for in the pattern.        He is exactly the same size as Cuteness, about 4" (bottom to top of large fin) by 5" (from small fin to small fin).

For Pea, I used a sport weight yarn (in pea green and silver) and a E-3 hook. 
This created a slightly smaller version of Cuteness, about 3" (bottom to top of large fin) by 4" (from small fin to small fin).

These cuties will be going to two special girls in my neighborhood. 
They requested them after seeing my post for the Cuteness the Fish pattern. 
I happily agreed! 

It's simply and gloriously fulfilling to create these darlings for people! 
I love making this little fish!


  Turq and Pea