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25 August 2005 @ 12:26 pm

heya!  i'm going to be making my SIL a scarf for xmas.  at her request, she wants a practical black scarf to wear for the winter.  i think i'm going to make this one from "scarf style" by pam allen that i've been eyeing (i HIGHLY recommend the book).  i want to make it out of black alpaca, but i wanted to put a little something "extra" in it. 

any suggestions?  i'm looking for something either glittery or "fluffy" but not too obnoxious.  just a little something to make it more than a boring black scarf.

28 July 2005 @ 01:06 pm
OK, so after the discussion the other day of alternatives, I pulled out my Patons Allure (in amethyst) and proceeded to start knitting on a scarf for myself. But OMG it's SO soft, and SO lucious, and SO decadant, that there is no possible way I can make a scarf out of it. I need to make something else!!! Suggestions? Have any of you knit non-scarf items with this before?
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But a cute little novelty yarn anyway... it's heinous to knit with if you're watching television tho, because of all the little loops. They act like stitches! :D It's one of the Joann 'Sensation' lines called 'Bamboo' I think. This is a detail shot from a scarf I made for my daughter.
26 July 2005 @ 05:14 pm


yes, it's a fun fur skunk...

26 July 2005 @ 11:51 am
My politely worded reasons are behind this cutCollapse )
26 July 2005 @ 11:39 am
I was digging through stash and pictures last night trying to find something to contribute... I currently have, in my 'upcoming projects' box (as opposed to my 'currently in progress' box, my 'this is what I'm working on today' bags and baskets, and my 'someday I want to do something with this' box):

- 2 skeins of Bernat Eyelash (in dark purple, with which I am going to knit a funky scarf with a big jewelled belt buckle that will slide up and down the front of it - at her request).

- 1 skein of Yarn Bee "Elf Eyelasn" in green, that I am going to use for 'grass' on the bottom of a sweater I'm making for my daughter (that also has a textured bunny on it).

- 1 skien of Yarn Bee "Wild Child" in purple to make a hat to match this poncho that I made for my neice (quite happily modelling it).

- 1 skien of Patons Cha Cha in "Bunny Hop" that I got to make this scarf, but it turned out that one was enough. Here's a detail of the scarf. It's -really- soft and snuggly. I think I'll have to make one for my daughter from it, although she might end up just sleeping with it instead of wearing it...

- 4 skiens of fun fur because it was cheap and I need to knit some scarves for kids of friends for Christmas and omg I feel so cheap now. /cry

So far, the Wild Child and the Cha Cha have been my favourites to knit with because they're soft, and I can pause every few minutes and rub them on my cheek. :D I also used the Cha Cha to edge a pair of socks, but I didn't like that application of it. I haven't had the same 'matting' problem with the scarf after washing, but the sock edging matted something awful. The scarf has shed a little bit, but not nearly as badly as the fun fur did.
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25 July 2005 @ 01:14 pm

This was made with LESS than one skein of Eskimo, knitted on 13's together with some baby-weight cheap stuff from WalMart. It cost either 5 or 6 dollars, and you only need one skein to make a decent (and long!) scarf. The fur doesn't shed, and it's shiny and thick and kind of short (if you like fur on the shorter side.)