Knitting

No Snow Talk, Just a Couple of FOs

Nope.  I’m not going to talk about the bitter cold and the snow that’s accumulating on top of the frozen slush and ice.  Today is another snow day and that means more knitting and stitching time.  And, yes, that’s what I’m going to talk about today.

For whatever reasons, there have been a couple of finishes that never made it to the blog.

Just Enough Ruffles Scarf
by Laura Chau
Cascade 220 – light gray (315 yards)
U.S. size 9 circulars
CO 1.31.10, BO 2.7.10

This is my second scarf using this pattern.  I made another last year in a DK weight.  This is heavier and has a nice weight to the ruffle.  I’d forgotten what a chore it was to bind off those 600 stitches, but I tend to block out those little details once I realize how much I like the finished project.  That’s a blessing perhaps.  I made this for February’s scarves and cowls theme in the Christmas Monthly Make Ahead Group.  It was a fun knit and the scarf looks great with my gray fleece.

I’m Loopy by Kathleen Brundige
Sugar ‘n Cream Stripes – natural stripes (48 yards)
U.S. size 6 needles
Finished size: 7.5 x 7.5 inches
CO 2.6.10, BO 2.7.10

This was the mid-January Knit Dishcloth KAL pattern.  It was a very quick knit and the pattern creates a really nice texture.  The garter stitch border complements the center pattern well, but it’s also a bit stretchier and left a “wonky” square.  I love the stripe of this cotton and there’s enough left for another cloth.  I think the stitch pattern would make a great looking scarf.  I wonder what I have hiding in the yarn closet that needs to be a “loopy” scarf.  Hmmmm    🙂

I’m off to stitch a bit on the Christmas Patchwork for the Christmas Design SAL.  I want to finish one more square before I stop for February.  I’ll share pictures soon.

Bundle up and stay warm, friends.  Your visit is really appreciated!

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2 thoughts on “No Snow Talk, Just a Couple of FOs

  1. Nice scarf. I’m just getting back into crocheting myself. I’ve bought some nifty books but there are so many free patterns on the net.

    Best wishes. Linda

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