I spent a good hour trying to figure out why my first post wouldn't appear. It worked fine on my local test setup, but no matter what I did, just wouldn't show up! Finally, I added a test post and it showed up right away! But the post time was one hour earlier. Aha. Time zone difference. I want my hour back!

Five scarves and a bag

I knit a few rows on a silk-merino scarf I'm modeling after one I saw in London-Wul on my trip to Canada. The yarn is by Danette Taylor, in either Purple Haze or Seaweed. It's coming out lovely, but not a fan of this yarn on #11 needles. Love the yarn, though. Luscious silk and merino. Yum...

Here are some pictures I took yesterday of recent projects. The first two are knit from handdyed handspun wool from Colorado Sandstone Ranch that I bought on eBay:


Once I realized the striping effect of their yarn (I bought 3 different skeins), I wanted a different pattern for the next one that would make it less... stripey. I tried the Short Row Rib scarf on Magknits but the colors were too strong for the pattern (at least for me).

scarf - abandoned

But I liked the three row rib thing going on, so I frogged, cast on length-wise, and did the whole thing in three row rib. The colors are still too bright for me, but I like how they blend more. It's a good length scarf, too, will make a nice gift.

scarfscarf - closeup

Here are a few cashmere scarves that I knit as gifts. All are handdyed by Danette Taylor, and took 2 skeins. (Which is to say, I used 2 skeins and stopped when I ran out. If cashmere weren't so durned expensive, I would probably use 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 skeins.) They are wonderfully soft and buttery, to wear and to knit! They were all knit on #13 needles over 13-14 stitches.

This first is in her Azaleas colorway. This one is going to my mum. Simple seed stitch pattern. One skein is more red, but I wasn't too concerned.

Azaleas Cashmere Scarf

The next two are in her Summer Rain colorway; the first is... hmm, what is it called, elongated seed stitch? I think there's a name for it... The second is just seed stitch. These are "wedding thank you" gifts to be sent out soon.

Summer Rain Cashmere ScarfSummer Rain Cashmere Scarf

And finally, the bag! I knit this on the road and finished it a couple of days before we came home. It was meant for the camera, so in the end, not so useful. Yet. I used Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim, about 1.5 skeins, knit on #5 needles. Liked the yarn, but wasn't so crazy about it on #5's, too small. But, wanted a tight knit so the bag wouldn't stretch out.

Camera Bag

Knit in the round, made it up as I went. This is in its empty state. Kinda hard to take a picture of it with the camera in it... eh? ;-)