Monday, January 14, 2008

Week 2 = Project 2

I'm a day early for my Week 2 FO post, but we got about a foot of snow this morning, so I gave myself the day off and knitted instead. Well, I shoveled, too...and cooked french toast... but mostly, I knitted.

Pattern: Entrelac Scarf by Allison LoCicero
Yarn: Jojoland Rhythm
Needles: US8

This pattern is an easy knit, once you get the hang of entrelac. Which happens pretty quickly if you've ever turned a heel on a sock. The yarn is what really made it a treat. I *heart* this yarn very much. The colors are lovely and they have a nice long run of each shade. And in four skeins I found exactly one splice, and they matched up the color on either side of the knot. Aren't they wonderful!

After much debate and input (thanks Kath!) it's been decided that this pattern definitely does not require blocking. Just look how amazing it is on the "wrong" side:

I think that looks so cool.

I chose this scarf as a sort of test case to see if I like doing entrelac. My LYS has an Autumn shawl in the window and it's really caught my eye. Now that I've done, and enjoyed, entrelac, I think I'll move that pattern up my queue a bit. Oddly enough, the pattern requires 10 balls of Rhythm, available at my LYS for $5/each.

For Christmas, I received a gift certificate to my LYS for $50.

Coincidence? I think not.

Since Week 3 doesn't "officially" start until tomorrow, I used the time today to work on Rogue and Bee Fields. I did the arm hole shaping and part of the back on Rogue before I got to the 38 rows of stockinette and got bored. Save that for tv knitting. So while I still had some daylight, and The Mister was safely holed up in his office writing, I dove into Bee Fields again.

I love this pattern. It's just that I'm such a slow knitter, and for me, knitting lace requires perfect lighting and perfect quiet, so I don't get alot of chances to sit down with it.

I'm up to row 19 for the second time (out of four *sigh*) and I think... yes, I think I can see a pattern emerging...

Lace is cool.

I've been thinking about the FO a Week Challenge that I gave myself for 2008, and I'm thinking that I may change it to be a different Challenge every month. That will give me the chance to finish some larger objects I have hanging around (hello Rogue). So January is still One FO Per Week, but February will be something different...

...stay tuned. ;-)

1 comment:

The Gadabout Knitter said...

Beautiful Scarf! I keep adding it to my queue and then remembering that I don't like to knit scarves... but yours makes me want to add it again! :)

I love the lace pattern so far too. Beautiful work