Friday, February 5, 2010

Start to Finish

Chromosome Scarf

I started this back in October thinking I'd bee ahead of schedule for winter knits for myself, but it didn't quite work out that way. I think I got about half-way fairly quickly, but then just as suddenly lost my steam. So last week, although I was feeling particularly excited about it, I finished it off thinking at least I'd get it out of the UFO pile. I'm glad I did. I anticipated it would be a great scarf for Chicago, since this Pisgah cotton yarn is soft but the cabling gives it a protective stiffness that is great for windy days. Not bad for about $10 of yarn!

You may recall I went through some deliberation about what to knit up with the basic premise of a cabled scarf in this yarn. Ah knitting, I still feel like I'd like to try most of the projects I was looking through at some point...particularly the Marjke Scarf in a more appropriate yarn! Meanwhile, there are lots of patterns available for sale on ravelry, if you have an account, with much of the proceeds going to help for haiti.


VeganCraftastic said...

Love it, great color!

Leslie said...

Very impressive!

Sarah said...

Hi Emma! I saw that you entered the giveaway on Paper N Stitch! We’re also giving away some prints by Shannon Rankin on the Westervin blog, and I thought you might like to enter! Just leave a comment on this post:

I hope it goes to a good home :)



P.S. Your handmade items are lovely!

Emma said...

Thanks Leslie & Kala! :)
& Thanks Sarah! That's a great set of prints!