Friday, January 25, 2008

Jumping on the wagon


I cast on last night, and have been enjoying the mostly mindless knitting. The yarn is two different colors of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport. I've had a single skein of this (color Buck's Bar) hanging out in my stash forever. I've tried to knit it up at least 4 or 5 times, and I've not been able to find something that worked with it - too much pooling, it looked too girly, too pink - whatever. It just wasn't me. Most recently, I had tried starting a feather and fan scarf with it, which helped, but there was just too much rainbow-like pooling. So I succumbed to the inevitable, ordered a skein of Black Purl, and have been going with it. Much better. It's rather purple, and a little moody, but I like the colors much better this way. The Chevron Scarf (Last Minute Knitted Gifts, everyone has knit one already) is actually a pretty fun way to play with colors. I can understand why people have knit at least one, although the pattern is not the most exciting knitting out there. It's good for TV and for commuting.


Angela said...

Glad you're back.

Bells said...

Well there you go. You've explained something I have tried to understand. The chevron scarf. Everyone seems to make one and I always go, 'yawn' when I see one but you've explained it in a way that might just make me change my mind! Thanks Terby!

Jessica said...

I may be one of the few on earth that hasn't done this pattern yet, but I like how yours is going so far!