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Sunday, March 7, 2010

2 more scarves and other fiberous rantings...

This has been one crazy week at my real job and I guess when I get stressed, I knit and crochet...a lot...but it's much healthier than smoking...yuck! So my evenings are filled with lovely yarns from all sorts of places and watching a few episodes of NCIS. I digress.


Let's start with another Boteh scarf I crocheted. Once again this yarn came from AlaskanNancy (http://www.alaskannancy.etsy.com/). Inspired by her trip to Costa Rica, she created this colorful self striping yarn I just had to have. I know once she sees this scarf, she'll probably be inspired to dye more.




The next one I finished (I actually finished this one over a week ago)was a skein of Malabrigo SFO Sky that I wanted to see what it would look like in a star stitch pattern. I had a name for this scarf when I got half way through the project. This yarn really brings out the stitch definition of the star stitch and Malabrigo is excellent yarn to work with. If you've never knitted with Malabrigo, go out and get yourself a skein...you'll thank me later. Ok, back to the name of this scarf..."Mostly Cloudy with Snow Flurries", the colorway reminds me of a cloudy day and the occasional white/grey star stitches pop out like little snowflakes. Buttery soft scarf!