Almost two weeks ago, I finally finished my Bejeweled scarf. I don't know why it took me so long to post it. I guess I kept thinking I'd model it and Pea could take pictures, but I never got around to doing that. So instead, why not let the neighbors see how really crazy I am. "Honey, look, that weird girl next door has wrapped a scarf around the front porch post and is taking pictures of it". "Yeah, isn't she the same one who hangs yarn on her clothes line?"
Cast On: 1 January 2007
Completed: 13 February 2007
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - Cranberry
Needles: Clover Bamboo US8 (5mm) Straight
I have to admit, I like to wear scarves, but I don't much like to knit them. I get very bored very fast. However, once I hit the half-way point on this one, I managed some kind of zen and was happy to crank the rest out. I'm hoping the same will happen with the Clapotis I recently dug out from the depths of the WIP piles.
In addition to being a fun new accessory, this scarf counted in both the Bejewled KAL and as one of my projects for Not a Gift. It also helped to chip away at my stash miles! Not a bad deal for one scarf.
In the background of the "crazy lady's scarf on the porch" shot you can catch a glimpse of our first real snow of the season. Here's a better picture of the snow for you.
I'm not a fan of snow by any means, but this storm wasn't too bad. It's only a couple of inches, and was the light fluffy snow that shovels away pretty easily. I'll be very happy if this is the last snow we see though. I'm ready for spring.
I just want to end with a quick note about that skein of Socks That Rock. I did end up letting Blue Moon Fiber Arts know about the problems, even though I feel a defective skein is bound to happen here and there and I didn't want to be a complainer. They were glad that I had sent them the information, because it helps them with quality control and to insure the mills are accountable for the yarn they supply. They even offered to replace the skein, which I declined because the yarn itself is in good condition (aside from the breaks) and can certainly be knit up without a problem. I have to tell you, even with the "bad" skein, I'd buy STR again in a minute. We all love the yarn and colorways, and their customer service was the icing on the cake!!