Thursday, September 14, 2006

Does size matter?

It may in garments, but not with scarfs and that's exactly why my newest project on the needles is a scarf. I'm still a little leery of starting another garment for myself considering how Cherry Bomb came out. A scarf is the perfect transition project for this kind of thing.

I had the perfect scarf yarn hiding away in my stash, 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay in color 113. Then the search was on to find the perfect scarf pattern. I struck gold when I went through my bookmarked patterns and found My So Called Scarf, which just happened to use 2 skeins of Manos! And what clinched the deal is that I discovered that Stacey used colorway 113 for hers. It was fate!

My So Called Scarf is now approximately 12" long and is lovely. My yarn has more thick and thin areas than the one shown on Stacey's blog, but it has such an interesting look that I'm really liking it! The pattern has enough going on with it that it's not boring, but it's easy to do while watching a movie and also easy to pick up when interrupted.

7 comments:

del said...

Great minds think alike. I'm doing this scarf right now, although you're much further along than I am (I just started today). It's hard finding a scarf pattern sometimes; I searched high & low because I have 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden & I wanted a scarf worthy of the yarn, you know? I can't wait to see yours!

Zarah said...

I love that pattern - but I'm still looking for the perfect yarn for it. Does it lay flat or curl?

Melissa said...

I like it!! The yarn looks gorgeous too.

Michelle said...

I made that for my mom a couple of years ago. It really is a great pattern. Hmmm. Might be time to make one for myself. :D

Claudia said...

That pattern is on my "to do" list, also! When I finish a couple of small projects I have lined up next, I think that just might fit the bill! Can't wait to see yours!

Catherine Kerth said...

oooooh! love color113 wildflowers! be still my beating heart ;)

HibiscuitsGirl said...

What a cute stitch pattern! It'll be a great scarf.