The scarf is officially finished! I'll let you in on a little secret--When I'm sick enough to stay home from work, I sit in bed and knit like a mad woman. I just hate to have an unproductive day.
I know the pictures kinda suck, considering I've got a bad cold and I'm in my pjs, but I knew that yesterday was the last day of sun that we're supposed to see for a while, and I wanted to get them taken.
Yarn: Malabrigo in Azul Profundo (127) approx 1 1/3rd skeins.
Needles: 8mm Clover straights.
Pattern: My So Called Scarf.
Mods: I cast on 36 stitches instead of 30. For me, 36 sts is perfect for this scarf.
My Thoughts on the Pattern and Yarn:
I really really really enjoyed this pattern. Generally I don't like knitting a pattern more than once, but I think I will be knitting this one again and again.
And, Malabrigo is the best yarn ever! It is not itchy at all. I was actually really surprised, because it looks scratchy in the hank. Don't be fooled. It is pure heaven. I've managed to buy 5 skeins of it in the last 2 weeks and knit up 4 and a bit.
Ideas for Leftovers:
To use up some leftovers, I decided to make a hat to go with the Little Sky Socks I made from Cat Bordhi's book New Pathways for Sock Knitters . I just winged it with the hat. I cast on 64 sts, followed by a 2x2 rib for an inch, then plain stockinette. I ran out of the Bobby Blue Malabrigo, so I blended the two colors together with a bit of improv fair isle, before switching completely to the Azul Profundo.
The reason I did the bit of fair isle is that I've seen a lot of people run out of yarn for a project and just straight up switch to the new yarn color. This sharp change just never sits right with me. It looks a little too accidental.
I think that the blend makes the change look a bit more intentional.