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Fanfare Scarf July 24, 2011

My daughter is spending the summer far away being an intern.  She’s living with a friend whose family was kind enough to take her in for the summer!  We are so grateful to them and the expense that she was spared.  I decided to honor the friend’s mother and father with hand knit gifts.  What could be better?

Father Gift:

OK, so guys’ gifts aren’t so difficult to figure out.  I knitted a pair of socks from Regia Silk, graciously modeled by my husband.  Easy.

Mother Gift:

Not so easy.  Well, friend and daughter suggested a scarf.  That sounds good because I can do that.    I decided to make a simple feather and fan scarf.   OK, so I switched the color after texting back and forth and some sleuthing on daughter’s and friend’s part. I used Shepherd’s Wool Fingering from Stonehedge Fiber Mill.  It’s all done and I hope she likes it!

I’d rather give her the other scarf I’m knitting, called Intense Scarf, but the colors are very bold and I don’t think the mom would like it. Plus, Intense Scarf is not finished yet. It’s a pretty complicated pattern that’s taking longer.  And I love this Malabrigo yarn. It’s so soft.  Oh, and I like it too much to gift it.

Problem solved.  I’ll make the supreme sacrifice and keep it.


African Violet in Full Bloom! July 1, 2011

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OK, you caught me on a knitting binge. Sometimes I’m just so motivated to get stuff done, and this project was one that motivated me! So, here are the pictures. It looks great on, but I don’t have anything to put on underneath it since I’m on vacation and have a limited color/shirt selection. I’ll post pics of me wearing it in a few days! By the way, if you want to see the pattern I used, I’ll post a link in the right column. Look for Knitty: Leaflet!

Remember! Check your gauge if you decide to use worsted weight yarn! This fabric on this sweater is a lot looser than the one on Knitty! So if you desire a stiffer fabric, you’d best choose an Aran weight yarn.


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