Wednesday, May 30, 2007

FO: Possum lace scarf

Possum lace scarf
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
I finished lots of things Sunday! But my Possum Lace Scarf was the first.


Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Possum lace, color Peacock. 40% merino/40% possum/20% silk. A little hairy but very soft. Purchased (along with the pattern and needles) at Lofty Lou's in Placerville, CA, on the way up to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. (It's right next to a great cafe. A great lunch stop and nice yarn shop.)
Needles: Addi Turbos, size 4 circular, 16".
Pattern: Cherry Tree Hill something. It's basically a herringbone lace scarf. Centered double decreases alternated with YO-k-YO. After seeing more knitting patterns, I'm surprised to have paid money for it. And the chart had an error! But when I saw the example in the shop, it became my summer pattern....mhum summers ago.

I just love this scarf. I keep looking at it - the blocking really makes it stand out. I carefully fold it every night to maintain its flatness and width. One night I left it folded and found the cat curled up ON TOP OF IT. Guess he approves. More photos.

I also sewed the buttons on to the Baby Aran Sweater:


And whipped up a quick afghan square for Laura:

Afghan square

I used (down to the last 6 inches) leftover yarn from my Red Scarf Project scarf, Jessie's yarn from her shop, A Piece of Vermont. It was superwash worsted, in colorway "Rudolph".

It was a very finishy Sunday.


Ali said...

possum is beautiful! think maybe i should block my chevron scarf???

knitseashore said...

You go!!! Congratulations on finishing all those things! I love the colors in that scarf (and those pretty photos in your previous posts).

Brenda said...

Beautiful possum scarf! I've heard that possum is very soft. Lovely colors, too. The baby aran is amazing! Well done!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

You're accomplishing some fine knitting, girl! Love the scarf & the aran sweater.

Kirsty said...

look at you, busy lady! And such luverly stuff too.