Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My So Called Scarf - Take 3!

When I finished my Azul Profundo Malabrigo My So Called Scarf a little while ago, I wore it over to my parents ' house where my brother saw it, and almost wouldn't give it back!

The only way I got it back was to promise I would make him one in the same pattern and same color. I had to get this yarn from Personal Threads in Nebraska, because it was the only store I could find that had 3 skeins of the Azul Profundo color.

I'm making it twice as wide as the original pattern, so I needed lots of extra yarn. I figure I might need part of the third ball, but if not, I'd be more than happy to use the leftovers to make something for myself.

This scarf is 60 stitches across, so it will be nice and toasty.

As you might be able to see, I'm using 2 dpns to knit this scarf, because Redd gnawed on my 8mm bamboo needles and totally destroyed them.

I'm going to be hauling this scarf to work as my lunchtime knitting for the week, and hopefully I can get most of it done by next weekend.

Considering this is my third My So Called Scarf I am surprised that I am not totally sick of this pattern. I think it's the perfect mix of mindless yet stimulating. I know that some people are intimidated by this pattern, but seriously, it's easy. Just do it!


erasmus said...

It is a truley beautiful pattern. I knitted a head band to get me used to the style of pattern. I'm going to have to knit myself a scarf in it one day.
Make a hat with the spare bits! http://www.moonfrog.com/?p=185

Dipsy said...

What a really gorgeous pattern this is - gosh, I will *so* have to try it out too! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

lexa said...

I'm behind in my blog reading!

Love the color of the new scarf, very pretty. I may have to make myself one of these scarves, I love the pattern.

Your Pirates hat turned out great! I don't do a lot of colorwork, but I'd like to try one of those sometime. Love the new knitting bag, too, and that jacket! Love the way it buttons. Very cool.