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Warm weather knitting

Long garter stitch scarf

Eamonn and I were baking bread last week when he said, out of the blue, “how come you don’t knit anymore?”

The honest answer?  I was in the middle of a Spring scarf sometime in April, when I got to the end of the skein, and I was too lazy to go upstairs for the second one.  And then I just completely forgot I was even in the middle of a project.

It might have sounded better just to say “I don’t like to knit in hot weather” 😉

Long garter stitch scarf

At any rate, his question reminded me about the scarf, and I finished it up a few days ago.

I used 12 pegs of the little blue knifty knitter, and just garter-stitched until I had a piece long enough to reach my hips after being wrapped once around my neck.

I still have to weave in the ends – that alone is enough to make me want to stick to one-skein projects.  I don’t enjoy that part of the process, and frankly I’m kind of bad at it.  Aside from that, though, I’m pretty happy with it.  It’s a cotton/viscose blend, so it’s not out of the question to wear it on a cool Summer morning.

Self Portrait Thursday

More details on Ravelry.

Next on my knitting list?  I really want to try Cold Mountain.  I may be crazy, though 😀

8 thoughts on “Warm weather knitting

  1. Beautiful scarf, Lisa. I love the soft, fresh colorway of the yarn you chose. mmmm….
    Your next knitting project is simply breathtaking. I’m looking forward to seeing your creation!

    See what Karen has been blogging about: Saturday Morning Tea

    1. Thank you. They are pretty colors, aren’t they? I love the pattern they make in the scarf, too – something I didn’t really show off in the photographs as much as I probably should have.

      As for my next project, it remains to be seen whether I am entirely too ambitious or not! It may very well be beyond my (and my loom’s) capabilities at this point in time.

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Love the scarf. Beautiful colours and def. very summery.

    Libby

    1. Thank you! It feels a little odd to me to wear a scarf in the summer, so it may end up being a fall scarf, or a next-spring scarf 😉

  3. […] Last week I alluded to the next knitting project I wanted to tackle.  It’s a summer shawl, written for needle-knitters.  I have a tendency to think that any project that involves knitting a flat panel can easily be translated from the needles to the loom. To some extent, that’s true, but perhaps using the word “easily” in this case is a tad optimistic. […]

  4. I have two words for you… Russian Join. You’ll NEVER weave an end again. I am not sure this will allow me to link you up to a video or tutorial on it but give it a google search. Basically you are making a loop in one yarn and weaving it’s end back into the body of the yarn. You do the same with the new yarn that’s chain linked through the loop of the old yarn. I may not be giving you a good visual on it.. but there ya go. I never weave in the ends anymore.

    LOVE the colors on your scarf btw. Someone sent me here for your post on center pull balls of yarn and I’ve been browsing!

    Tee

    1. Ooh, that definitely sounds worth looking into! I’ve gotten a lot better at weaving in ends since I wrote this post, but I still don’t enjoy it much. Thanks for the tip 🙂

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