Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

First, I would like to report that Scribble is finished!
Is she not most beautiful? I know I was wildly extravagant in my choice for the thin yarn (it's Fleece Artist/Handmaiden Seasilk in "ebony"). But I am so pleased. It was lovely to use while I knit and now it's so soft.

I love her, all 5 plus feet of her.

I can feel the need growing to make another in a brighter colorway as well. Although I love the subtle richness of this black into brown with the highlights of dark green.

On to new things! While noodling around in Cyberspace (because one scarf is done, so I must, of course, have another one), I came upon this . I've never done any knitting for a cause. Okay, so I've hardly done any knitting period. I've only just figured out the process. Still, I've always figured there were plenty of people out there who 1) knit better than I, 2) knit faster than I, and 3) actually found knitting to a deadline a pleasant experience.

I will, though, need to knit something for the Red Scarf Project.

I remember when I was introduced to the concept of foster children. One of the things we did (at our parents behest, we were not particularly generous-spirited children) was spend an occasional afternoon helping out a family who had opened their home to children who, for some reason or another, were not eligible for adoption. I still remember Rosie.

The request is for unisex scarves in any shade of red, 6 to 8 inches wide and about 60 inches long. This is what I came up with.

The pattern is "Chevron" from Barbara Walker's first stitch dictionary. (Schoolhouse Press carries it.) I especially like that it's reversible.

The yarn is a beautiful hand-spun merino sport-weight that I got for incredible cheap on eBay. (So what if I had to buy the whole lot of 10 skeins.) I'm double stranding it to get it up to worsted weight for this scarf.

So, for Rosie and the other kids whose names I don't remember 40 years later, I'll be knitting. I promise I'll finish on time. Only 20 or so repeats to go

1 comment:

diane h said...

You know what this means - you're a designer. The Harlot says so -