|knitting, knitting, and more knitting!
||[Aug. 14th, 2005|11:52 pm]
Just came back from a little work-related trip out to Palm Desert. Well, okay, it wasn't completely work related. ^_^ We also hiked on Mount San Jacinto yesterday. I carpooled with some co-workers, so I was able to knit during the ride there. ^_^
So, I finished knitting Rikku's scarf. Still needs some work on the fringe & gradient dyeing, of course. I will be knitting a little sample swatch to test the dye on.
There are 12 tassels per end, 6 on each side, for a total of 24 tassels on the scarf. Each tassel is made of 3 strands of yarn, cut into 28" sections and folded in half. I made them on my niddy-noddy and used a crochet hook to attach them. The part closest to the scarf is braided, followed by a knot, a short unbraided section, and another knot. The ends were unraveled for a frizzy appearance. Whew!
Click on the thumbnail for an enlarged view (large pic warning!)
Yarn: Elmore-Pisgah's Peaches & Creme
Fiber: 100% cotton
Color: "10 Yellow" (slightly different dye lots, oh well, it's hard to tell).
Weight: 4 ply worsted weight yarn
Amount of yarn used: 4 balls
Gauge: 5 stitches/inch on size 7 DPNs (knit in the round - all stockinette stitch).
Finished size: 3 1/4" x 8' 8" not including the 7" tassels!
Weight: 9 ounces
It wraps around my neck & hangs just a little below my knees (not including the tassels). It's a tiny bit stiff & dense, since cotton yarn doesn't have much "spring" to it. 100% wool would have been another option, but harder to dye. More pics when it's completed.
And here's a simple project that I've contemplated for a while: Fuzzy flip flops! Here is a link to the instructions on Lion Brand Yarn's website. It's a quick and easy crochet project that uses only one skein of Fun Fur. I got the flip flops from Target's $1 section. It only took 30 minutes to make these...and everyone I encountered over the weekend commented on them! ^_^
That's it for now...I'll be working on my pony projects this upcoming week. ^_^