The Superbowl is going on in another part of the house and I'm too nervous to watch it. There's a great deal of regional pride hanging on this game. Hiding out from the TV (while staying in earshot) has spurred me to get back to the blog, after a slight absence.
Sewing, knitting, and life have been going on here, along with some work-related issues that seem to have zapped some of my time, energy, and good humor. But enough about that. Here I am, hanging in, if not quite triumphant yet. As always, fiber is comfort and joy.
After I finished the big shawl (and I need to get some Finished Object pictures posted, don't I?)I've been dipping into the knitting stash, working on some smaller projects that may or may not become gifts at a later date.
After I made one striped Noro scarf that turned out very rainbow-y and zoomy, I bought yarn for a more subdued version of the same pattern. This is such a wonderful pattern--absolutely mindless knitting, and all the while you're producing fabric with wonderful color counterpoint. And it's changing and evolving all the time--that keeps you knitting to see what's next.
It's alternating colors in 2 rows of K1P1, with a little slip-stitch edge treatment that hides the yarns as they're carried up the side. It lays perfectly flat. Simple and elegant.
Very pleased with this scarf. Not ruling out making more of these!
And I have to say that my original zoomy-colored version of this scarf has grown on me. People comment on it when I wear it and that's always fun. But given the choice, I usually prefer subtlety to hitting people over the head. Although that restraint is tested from time to time.
Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf, generic pattern, described here.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, colors 270 and 8; 2 balls of each.
Needle: Addi Turbo circular, size 7 US.
Whoo hoo--game over! I think my week just got off to a good start.