Tag: knitspot

February 26, 2009

A themed RAK on Ravelry’s UK RAK group gave me an opportunity to make two test drives in one pass. I wanted to test out some chunky yarn that I had from eBay and I also wanted to see what an unblocked chunky Butternut Scarf would emerge like. The theme was “red,” the recipient enjoys dark reds, the yarn that I had was a rich deep dark red – it had to be done!

February 18, 2009

Another lacy scarf from Knitspot.

This one is the Butternut Scarf, knitted in a Colourmart laceweight yarn.

“Ingrid” – because this piece of knitting is for comfort in the same way that an old Ingrid Bergman B&W 3 hankie movie is for comfort on a dreary winter afternoon. I don’t have a TV to watch, but I do have lace to knit.

January 3, 2009

“Knitting this yarn put me in another time and place, but one that I can’t quite identify. The colour of the yarn is subtle, almost dusky in a way. The gloss is reminiscent of … what… Rayon? It’s almost indefinable, but there is a whiff of Granny’s dressing table about it. Something in my experience, long ago. A memory so distant that I can’t reach out far enough to grab it. Something 1930’s or 1940’s about it. Something that was old, even when I was very young.”

A simple lace scarf…Named for René Lalique… Cast on: Dec 26, 2008… Cast off: 1st January 2009. 2009’s first FO!