Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fourteen, or 10

My knitting mojo has been a little out of whack lately. Ok, that's not true. It's been totally out of whack. I've either just not felt like knitting or when I do pick up a project I manage to screw something up, swear a bit, rip it out then sadly, repeat the process. I hasn't been pretty around here.

So imagine my delight when Erin walked into PurlyGirls the other night sporting a lovely new scarf. It was so pretty, soft and just plain perfect. I knew I had to have one of my own. She said it was an easy project that took her only an hour to make. Translation: it would take me about 3-4 hours as Erin is an uber fast knitter.

I bought some lovely new pink/purple yarn because one needs a dash of a little color around Seattle in March. I decided I'd cast on for this mindless, short, easy knit on a Friday night after a hectic day of work. Two hours later, after endless trying and retrying to start, I texted Rebecca to see if she knew anything about this damn pattern (mind you, it was after 10 but this was a knitting emergency so I knew she wouldn't care). About an hour later we both gave up. While the pattern seemed simple enough, his (the pattern designer) directions for a brioche rib were totally different from what the internet explained to do. Thus our frustration. I ended up going to a LYS for a little in person helped. Once it all became clear what the hell he was explaining, the scarf pretty much took no time at all.

Now it's done and I love it.

And I'm sure now that I have this warm and cozy new scarf, spring will arrive and the cold and gray will go away. But honestly, that will be o.k. with me as well.

Pattern: Fourteen (But I only cast on 10 stitches)
Yarn: Chunky Malibrego
More details can be found on my Raverly site.


Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

Ooh! I love the color. Very, very cute. Looks like the frustration was definitely worth it!

Holli said...

What a great colorway and nothing feels better on the neck than Malabrigo chunky! Glad you figured out the pattern and it flew off the needles.

Cat said...

Isn't that the way it goes sometimes? You think, oh, I understand this... then end up with knitted cow plop. Not fun!

BUT, it looks wonderful, and I think your choice of buttons accents it nicely!


Sara K. said...

Super-dooper cute!!! J'adore!