Greyhounds and Knitting

Or alternatly titled, "Bridget Struggles to Knit Something Other Than Socks and Occasionally Posts Pictures of Her Greyounds"

Friday, December 29, 2006

Lots of Finished Scarfs

I have been very busy doing Holiday gift knitting even though I haven't been blogging. We had a huge wind storm in Western Washington two weeks ago that knocked out power too many people. I was lucky and just lost cable for a week.

This is the "Falling Water Lace" Scarf. I did this in some really pretty and soft cashmere. I can't find the label right now to identify the yarn. This was a fun and easy yarn pattern to knit

Noro silk garden multidirectional scarf. I started this for a christmas gift for '05 and finished it and am keeping it for my self.

This is a simple one skein scarf made from Rowan Tapastry, a soy and wool mix. I love the yarn and the colors. The stitch pattern is one row and is same front and back from Yarn Harlot. It's simple but I love it.

This scarf was done with Nashua Wooly Stripes in Ocean. I used three skiens and went every other row from two differently balls and with the third I used the two different ends. It made a kind of neat graduated stripe effect. It's a nice soft self striping wool. I used the same Yarn Harlot one row stitch pattern as above.

And yet another! I really like the look and feel of this and it's just a Michael's yarn "Rumor". Yes, yet another Yarn Harlot one row scarf!

And last but not least, my Herringbone Rib Scarf! I started this quite a while ago but due to my sock obsession let it sit. It needs blocking, I'll get a better picture after. I don't know if I"ll be able to give this one away. It's very soft. The yarn is Manos and the color reminds me of crushed roses.

Lorna's Laces Gauntlets

I finally finished these! I used the RPM stitch pattern from the knitty socks of that name. I made the arms extra long because I hate when the sleeves of my coat ride up when I'm caring something and my arms get cold! I was inspired by Val's gauntlets that she made. No real pattern just kind of winged them.

Sock yarn comparison

Sock yarn comparison
Originally uploaded by fidelisgreyhounds.
Tried to take this picture to show that Colinette Jitterbug - despite the label on the yarn recommending a needle size 3.25 mm is really in the same ball park as other standard sock yarns.
I don't have a very good camera but I took this picture to try to comparison between (from top to bottom) STR, Colinette Jitterbug, LL's Shepard Sock, and Trekking XXL. This is how I would also put them in order from heaviest to finest but there isn't a lot of difference between the STR and Jitterbug and the LL's is just a bit lighter. I do find the Trekking the finest for sure. The STR and Jitterbug are the tightest spun.