Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Backyard Leaves

Backyard Leaves
Originally uploaded by knitterj
It's not exactly scarf weather here right now, but I've been in a lace-pattern mood lately. After finishing the Branching Out scarf, I was left wanting more!

So I started Backyard Leaves, which I've tried to knit like a gajillion times over the last 2 years. I've been picky about the way I wanted the fabric to look and feel like. All the wools I tried just didn't do it for me. I specifically picked out this Classic Elite Classic Silk yarn at the Lint GOOB sale for this project, hoping that a cotton blend would produce the desired effect.

I knew after the first pattern repeat that it was exactly what I had waited for! The silk gives it a lot of drape, while the cotton keeps it all sturdy and stitch-defined. Of course, it will need a lot of blocking - this pic shows the bottom part of the scarf pressed down with my slightly sweaty palms. Yeah, as gross as that sounds, it's the truth. It's like 92 degrees today, which in Oregon temps is like 192.


Christie said...

And what a pretty color!

192? Yeah, my palms would be sveaty too!

lomester said...

Very very pretty, Can't wait to see the final.