Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Haze . . Kidsilk Haze

Today we are going to visit another of my WIP's - Airy Scarf. It's from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (if you look at the customer images, it's the one called "A close-up") that is knit using Kidsilk Haze. As I mentioned before wow is this one challenging yarn to knit!!! It's baby fine and has little hairs sticking out. The scarf has tons of mistakes, but I'm not to the point in this yarn where I can unknit, frog or fix any mistakes. I'm kind of hoping they really won't show anyway, once it's tied around my neck!!

Here is my progress so far.

It's supposed to be a four hour project . . . I'm probably about a quarter of the way done . . . and I've been working on it for more than four hours!! But, I will say, the more I knit, the easier it's starting to get. And I think it will really turn out to be a pretty accessory and great for zipping up my mostly neutral outfits. So it's worth it. Each skein is supposed to knit two scarves, so if I survive the first I have big plans for the rest of the yarn. My idea is to knit the same pattern, but half as wide and twice as long - and it's a belt!!! Keep your fingers crossed.

I thought for a little irony, I'll show you the three yarns I'm working with now. On the left is Kidsilk Haze, ridiculously thin. In the middle is the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for the baby sweater, also quiet a bit thinner than your average yarn. And to the right is Lion Suede, ridiculously thick but so easy to knit I think I got spoiled. Far be it from me to knit with normal weight yarns like a regular beginner. But hey, what doesn't kill us (or make us break down in tears, or fling the whole darn project into the garbage disposal) makes us stronger.


Jen said...

Good for you for sticking with the Kidsilk Haze. I'm working with the Douceur et Soie for my Branching Out Scarf, and I'm about to cry. Of course, I think that has more to do with my seeming allergy to mohair than the results of the scarf...

Anyway, your airy scarf is looking good, and it's definitely a snazzy addition to a black wardrobe piece.

Anonymous said...

However did you get to be such a versatile knitter so early in your knitting career? Also kudos for the Arnold Schwarzenegger quote at the end. And by the way, if it gets any hotter you may have to put a rating on your weatherpixie :)


knittinmom said...

I think the scarf looks great so far. The nice thing about fuzzy yarn is it covers up so many mistakes! Same goes for lace patterns - you can always pretend that that hole (or lack of hole) is supposed to be there...

Haven't read you for awhile (you know, screaming kids, dirty house, that whole routine) - I like the new template! It's very soothing on the eyes. I love the baby sweater, too. I can't wait to see how it comes out. Knitting for little ones is nice and fast - it makes you feel nice and productive, doesn't it?

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