Thursday, December 21, 2006

Red Scarf # 2

Howard kindly agreed to model the second red scarf for the Red Scarf Project. I started it while I was waiting for the stripe yarn for Kim's Mermaid to come in. Then it paused while I finished Kim's Mermaid. Picked it up again and finished it. I purchased the yarn while visiting Nathan and Kim at Thanksgiving. I couldn't leave that skein of red behind in the clearance bin, and it wasn't enough to make a scarf on its own. So, I did what is necessary, and bought even MORE yarn! LOL

Simple Textured Scarf Pattern
Used all of the red (100 grams/3.5 ounces skein of worsted weight), less than 50 grams/1.75 ounces) grey.
Needle size: 9
Final size: 7" by 72" (17.75 by 182 cm)
Cast on an odd number of stitches. (I used 31 stitches.)
Row 1: (or public side row) knit
Row 2: (private side) *p1, k1* across, ending p1
Row 3: knit
Row 4: *k1, p1* across, ending k1

Main Color was knit for 26 rows, Contrast Color Color was knit for 10 rows. I used purl stitches on the public side to keep track, when I had 13 of the main color or 5 of the contrast color, I changed. Knit in pattern until long enough (72"/182 cm) and you are sick of it! Block. I found that the scarf rolled while I was knitting it, but doesn't once it is blocked. This one was also knit for the
Red Scarf Project.

Serena lives in Colorado. Yup, the same state that got NAILED by a blizzard yesterday. Her normal commute is just under an hour, it took more than 3 hours. She had to stop several times to removed ice from her window wipers so she could see. She got about 3 feet of snow (91 cm). While her road was plowed out early this morning, it took most of the day for her to be able to shovel out. The part that she had shoveled last night had blown over by morning, making it almost impossible to see where she'd shoveled. She woke up this morning to no heat. The blower went out on the furnace during the night. She had to shovel out her driveway before the repairman could come. He was delayed because HE needed to shovel his out! Thanks to a nice neighbor who stopped by to help when she was almost done, she finished before the repairman! She has a reservation to fly out tomorrow night from Denver, here's hoping she CAN!

1 comment:

wheezeybouncer said...

hope serena gets home safely mum.

and that photo makes howard look like santa claus! i think it's the red t-shirt and white beard that does it