Monday, March 10, 2008

That's a Wrap.

About a week ago, I taught a girl on my floor to knit. She had bought some GGH yarn from the only place in town that sells yarn, and I had some serious yarn envy. It was a really pretty dull yellow-brown-taupe sort of color, and I was really tempted to hop into town and get some myself. The above project was born out of similar circumstances. Last term, I taught one of my friends to knit, and she'd picked out some Malabrigo to learn with. As I showed her how to cast on using the Malabrigo, I fell in love with it. I wanted to take her fledgling scarf and run with it, keeping the soft yarn for myself. So this, coupled with the fact that here at knit two tog, we strongly believe in fiber therapy, led me to buy (and when I say me to buy, I really mean Mom giving me the money to buy...) a ball of Malabrigo a few weeks ago when I was feeling overwhelmed with work and sort of down with the intention of making one of those neck warmer things I'd seen peppering people's blogs. I couldn't decide what stitch pattern to use. I tried a couple of things that didn't work out for one reason or another, so the beautiful little ball of malabrigo lay abandoned in my room until Wednesday when Mom sent me a link to this Scrunchable Scarf. I decided that the stitch pattern would be perfect. So here it is ... the scrunchable neck warmer:

The Scrunchable Neck Warmer
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in 26 Continental
Needles: KnitPicks Options Size 7
Start date: March 12, 2008
End date: March 15, 2008

This was a super fast project, perfect for working on when I didn't feel like studying for exams. I absolutely adored the malabrigo! And the color was just fantastic. So I cast on 38 stitches (two for selvage). The pattern was just k2 p1 and I worked it until where I wanted the buttons to be, then used EZ's instructions for 1 row buttonholes ... my buttons were fairly large, so I made a five stitch buttonhole. The buttons came from a local shop, Digs, which I have mentioned before. So it wasn't anything difficult, but it made me happy to knit and I'm thrilled with the finished project, so I wanted to share!

Finals are coming up for me, so posting may be a little scarce over the next week -- but Mom might have a finish off to reveal and I still have an old finished object to share! Happy knitting!

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