Thanks for the lovely comments about the baby sweaters! Tonight is the BASD meeting - I'm so excited!

Buttercup

Buttercup is a done deal. Here she is blocking:

Buttercup blocking

It's like looking up a bunch of noses.

And here she is finished:

Buttercup

Buttercup
Started:
11/17/05
Finished: 12/5/05
Pattern: my own
Yarn: 8 ply cashmere in yellow, 4 oz; purchased from Paul Moore (eBay: aggo64)
Needles: #10
Notes: After a while I really liked this pattern. Enough interest with the bobbles, and then some "plain" rows to zone out. Twisted stitches were a little more work but look great! Steam blocking worked nicely; the edges rolled slightly before. I stretched a bit width-wise to open up the pattern. Final size is 4" x 56", a good length and style for folding in half and looping the ends through (if that makes any sense). I wasn't sure if the pattern would be too much done all the way through; I had considered doing a few repeats at the ends and then an occasional bobble here and there. I like it, though. If there's any interest I will post the pattern.

Holiday Ideas

These scarves were knit earlier this year and are going out as gifts this holiday season. Maybe they're just the thing you were looking for! I included pattern info and notes.

Sideways Seaman's Scarf Sideways Seaman's Scarf

Sideways Seaman's Scarf
Started:
5/20/05
Finished: 5/21/05
Pattern: "Sideways Short-Row Seaman's Scarf" was originally posted at http://sssscarf.blogspot.com/, but isn't there now; the blog owner is http://ma2ut.blogspot.com/
Yarn: Noro Kochoran in color #21 (1 skein)
Needles: #10
Notes: An easy pattern that kept my interest with all the short rows, was quick because it's all garter stitch on #10 needles, soft to knit, pretty colors, and only 2 ends to sew in. Shed a little while knitting.

 

The Purl Scarf The Purl Scarf

The Purl Scarf
Started:
3/16/05
Finished: 3/31/05
Pattern: "The Purl Scarf" by Joelle Hoverson, Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Steadfast Fibers' Wonderful Wool in Blue Moon (less than 1 skein), Koigu KPPPM in P866 (leftovers from socks), Ski Yarn's Ski Kid Mohair in col #110 (light blues; less than 1 skein)
Needles: #15
Notes: Ran out of Koigu first, and didn't want to buy more to make the scarf longer. Quick knit and fun to see how the colors interact.

 

Caribbean FLora Scarf Caribbean Flora Scarf

Caribbean Flora Scarf
Started:
11/01
Finished: 4/04
Pattern: simple garter stitch
Yarn: Trendsetter Yarns' Flora #202 (2 skeins)
Needles: #10
Notes: This scarf sat on the needles for 3 1/2 years simply because I was using the wrong needles (Inox metal); when I tried bamboo needles in '04, I finished it in no time.

Knitting with Flora was not so fun, felt very string-like. But, the finished fabric is soft and pliable, and the colors beautiful.

Pattern: Cast on 22 stitches; knit every row.