Thursday, October 21, 2010

There Just Weren't Enough Ruffles in My Life

So I knit some more!

I must tell you that this scarf was a result of two things.

1- I cast on a hat out of Veronik Avery's new book Knitting 24/7 (the best knitting book I've gotten my dirty paws on in a long time) out of this yarn and it pooled... this isn't always a bad thing- in fact, I thought it was a good thing when it started to happen. But the deeper I got into the hat... the more I fell out of love with it.

So, I rrrrrriped it out.
And promptly cast on this lovely little ascot- because I felt this yarn just simply couldn't go un-knit.

Which leads me to # 2- When Estelle's fancy-fun novelty yarn Frill Seeker graced our shelves a couple of weeks ago, we couldn't keep it in stock. Our inventory is now rather depleted and the supplier is clean out. It occured to me that Mary's Yarns just couldn't handle not having an alternative ruffly-scarf option for even a moment.

Aaaannnnnd... queue the Churchmouse patterns.

I cast on the required 648 stiches and off I went. Nothing but a whole lotta knits, purls, increases and decreases. The most time consuming part was casting on (which I believe I spread out over two days) but after that, it was all fun and games (seriously).

Info you tend to want to know as follows-
Pattern- Churchmouse Classics 'Barb's Ruffled Scarf.
Yarn- 2 skeins of Shibui Staccato in shade Bohemian
Needles- 4mm and 3.5mm.

BOOM! There are your ruffles folks.

And so, I leave you with this sheep today.

Thank you for your wool.



Anonymous said...

loves it!!!


Anonymous said...

That yarn is flying off the shelves everywhere, apparently. Love this ruffled scarf - and I know where I can pop in to get the pattern ;o)

Anonymous said...

Love it - so glad Mom snagged the last copy. But 648 stitches - yikes! That's a lot of stitches!! I think I need to leave it 'till after Christmas though - restraint. Must show restraint.

Cindy said...

Hi Lynn,

I visited your shop yesterday asking for Frill Seeker (just like the other 200 people before me, I presume). I bought 2 skeins off your shelf last week (you weren't around then), and those were knitted up in a flash!

I only took up knitting/crocheting (again) about a month ago and have only found your store (or any store that's not Michael's) last week. I love your store!