Monday, January 07, 2008

What do you get when you mix Patron & Yarn

Finished projects.

Yes people, I ended the New Year right by completing a project before the bell rang AND I completed two new projects in the New Year!!!

So, what did I knit - I completed the Ruffle Scarf and Beanie for my daughter and I completed the Shifting Sands scarf for me (of course) and I got to use some beautiful yarn for the first time - Rowan Cashsoft DK and Malabrigo.

My daughter asked me to make her the Ruffle scarf in Scarfstyle and I said okay, why not. I am glad I made it - she loves me again (for 15 min, she's a teenager)!! So, I pulled out the RYC Cashsoft and the KnitPick needles and went to work. I used two balls - I have to check the needle size, but I believe they were a size 6. I learned to do short rows which was pretty cool. I loved to see the scarf turn into ruffles. I think it took me 3 days to make.

I also made the Knitting Daily Cecily Beanie to go with the scarf. OMG, this was such a quick knit and people this was my first hat!!! I can't wait to do another, I have yarn left from the first skein, and I think I will knit her some arm warmers (I have one skein left that I have not used yet). I love the hat, but it is a little plain - so if you know of a knit or crochet beginner pattern - please let me know. So far all the knitting flowers I have seen look wilted.

This is a accurate color

Ya'll I am in love. I am knitting down my stash just so I can buy some MMMMM. I am one not to jump on the bandwagon, but let me tell you. I knit with this stuff and I am in LOVE, it is so soft.

I used Grumperina's Shifting Sands Pattern and instead of doing the wide scarf, I made a skinner scarf (which I am a huge fan of) and I love it!!! I cast on 22 stitches on size 9 needles and knit tell there was nothing left. I am not the fringe type of person (although in the 90's when the cowgirl jackets where out guess who had one - ugh - gotta get the pic from Moms).

I learned a new trick to put in my knitting bank: CABLING WITHOUT A NEEDLE, I am so stoked by this.

So three projects and I learned how to cable without a needle, shortrows and how to knit a hat. All while sipping - Gotta love it.

There is nothing like a good margarita with Patron Silver - oh and that is a shot of Patron (which I will never do again) in the shot glass.


PAJNSTL said...

Your ruffle scarf is soo cute! I want one :)

and to answer your question.. Patron and Yarn? NOTHING no where NEAR being presentable! LOL

Christie said...

OOOO...PATRON! Patron and I had a fun night a year or so ago. I think of Patron fondly...haha!

The scarf is so cute as is the hat! I have yet to master short rows, so this might be one of the patterns I pick up to learn how to do it properly. Fetching might be a good pattern to try for little wrist warmers...and you can use your other new skill!

Karine said...

Love both scarves.

Virtuous said...

That Paron was working it out for ya!! :o)

I hate doing ruffles with all those increases, but I must say I loved BO so you can see the ruffles forming! That was fun.

I love your Shifting Sand scarf!!

Anonymous said...

You've been busy. I love that Ruffle scarf; I gotta make one (or two or three) of those...sound like great gift projects. And congrats on learning all those new skills!

Amanda said...

There is nothing like finishing some georgous project (or two! you overachiever you!) all the while enjoying a stiff one...
Both scarves look great!