Monday, March 12, 2007

WIP Report

Regular readers will remember back in the fall when Sarah sent me lovely hank of handspun alpaca yarn. I hemmed and hawed about how to best use this precious gift. Finally I decided this yarn wants to be a very simple lace scarf:

Just a zig zag of eyelets running the length of it, with a seed stitch border. But, Mead looks so happy, doesn't she? (Sarah named the yarn Mead and dubbed her a "she," so I'm just going with it.) The scarf-to-be is scrunched on the needles a bit, but I tugged out the stitches for a look, and I think it's the perfect choice.


In other project news, I'm about half-way done the second Komi Mitten:

These are great fun and I'm definitely planning to make more of them. If I start now and just keep making mittens as time allows, I'll probably have enough to distribute to all my family next winter. Meaning, my parents, my brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, and maybe some of the in-laws, too.

12 comments:

Emilee said...

Mead DOES look happy, that will be a lovely scarf.

And lovely mittens too.

Is winter letting up at all in your neck of the woods?

YarnThrower said...

That scarf is going to be gorgeous! I love the pattern you picked for that yarn, too! Perfect! WOW -- quite ambitious with the mitten project, though if I was to put money on it, you'd be the one I'd pick to be able to pull it off... I still think those mittens are great fun!...and, UW colors!

MollyBeees said...

Mead is going to be gorgeous when she grows up! The mittens are gorgous too! That's such a striking pattern on red and white. Bucky would be proud!

Margot said...

That's a lovely scarf. The pattern is a good match for that yarn.

The mittens are awesome, too.

Zonda said...

I love that scarf pattern! The handspun looks lovely and soft! Great work on those mittens too!

Ruinwen said...

The alpaca scarf is stunningly beautiful in its balance of color and pattern. What a lovely combo!

The mittens are spectacular also.

Ruinwen
:)

Bezzie said...

That is the perfect pattern for Mead. Will it remain chilly enough for you to wear it when you're finished?

Elizabeth said...

Well, it was t-shirt weather today, but supposed to revert to winter later this week.

On the other hand, if I knit really really slowly, it'll be done for next winter...

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Batty said...

Beautiful! Both the scarf and the mittens. I keep coming back to look at those mittens. They're dreamy.

Carina said...

I just love those mittens. Maybe I should start swatching that fair isle sweater . . .

Kim said...

I have some handspun alpaca just like that! Is yours lightweight? I've been saving it - well, honestly, just to pet. But I would consider making a scarf similar to yours!