Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Two New Scarves

I've been knitting up a storm lately. Knitting is my evening activity. I do it while watching movies or the few tv shows I actually like. I wish I could say that it keeps me from snacking in the evenings, but that would be a lie.

This first scarf is a multi-directional diagonal pattern and it looks much more difficult than it is. It's the very first pattern I ever knitted, about 4 years ago. It is well suited to a variegated yarn, such as Cashmere Island from Noro, which is what I used here. Over the past few years, I've knitted this pattern with several other variegated yarns: Silk Garden and Kureyon, also from Noro.

This next scarf is the simple seed stitch. It's a time consuming stitch, but the effect is well worth the time. It's very bumpy and when done with a substantial yarn like Mirasol (merino wool, alpaca and silk) it has quite a cushion-y feel. My guess is that this scarf would keep you warm when it's -20 degrees! The color is also quite incredible. At first glance, you might think it is simply brown. When viewed closer, you can see undertones of burgundy.

*Thanks to all of you who expressed concern for Xena's well being. She is doing better, but this thing is not over yet. We're keeping a close eye on her and continuing with the current medicines. I'll keep you posted.


Pricilla said...

I well know how beautiful your scarves are....
and how warm!

Diane said...

These are great, Vicki. The yarn looks like it has a sheen to it. It's gorgeous. I'm so glad Xena is better. I hope she continues on that road & has no more problems.
Kiss her for me (if you do that.)
Some people turn up their nose to kissing an animal but I kiss them all!

ShinyAdornments said...

I'm sorry to hear about Xena.. I hope she is getting better quickly.

ooo, the scarves. You can send either one to my house.

and for the record, again, you are probably the most multi talented person I've ever met. :-)

Shirley said...

Your scarves are just beautiful. I love the colors and the stitches you chose too!