Saturday, January 28, 2012

Loop-de-loop

Remember the only non-sock yarn I bought at Sock Summit last August?IMG_9696 This BIG skein contained 8 oz (~225 g) and 665 yards of DK-weight alpaca.  Well, the ball band says DK and the Ravelry record says sport, but whatever.  Now about half of that skein has become this squishy loopy scarf:scarf_long_no_label I used the Yarn Harlot’s one-row scarf pattern, but I began with a provisional cast-on so I could join the ends neatly into a loop with Kitchener stitch.  I twisted the scarf one time before grafting.  It’s long enough to wear long or doubled:IMG_0614I used a US 5 (3.75 mm) needle so keep the stitches open and airy.  This makes the scarf cozy. Don’t you just want to reach out and squish?IMG_0606 This pattern is dead easy and would have made a great portable project, were it not for the size of that big honkin’ skein of yarn.  Plus, the scarf itself got kind of long after a while.  So while it was good PUBLIC knitting, it wasn’t great OFFICE knitting because it was a little more obtrusive than what I usually knit at work.

At work, I’ve been whipping through another pair of plain vanilla sportweight Felici socks.  This is the colorway “Seaside.”  I cast on 52 to fit me.  Round and round and round is perfect for meetings!IMG_0618I’m almost ready to put in the afterthought heels.  

1 comment:

Steven said...

Yes, quite squishable. Very lovely. And those Felici socks look delish. I've got some yarn on order -- a nice green to use in some of the Christmas balls, but will great as an afterthought heel for me Green Veggies.

Oh - and a guy in my knitting group stumbled across your afterthought heel instructions at YouTube. He told me to tell you that you are a great online teacher!