Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Two Finished Knit Projects: Zigzag Scarf and Slouchy Beret

Yes got darn it a knitting post!! Oh kay, kay, kay!! (in my best Little John voice)

Anger Mgmt Charlie Brown Scarf
Pattern: Zigzag Stripes in Scarfstyle
Needles: US 5 Yarn: KnitPicks Swsih DK
Colors: Skyborne 1 ½ skein
Storm 1 skein (a little left over)
Dusk 1 skein (a little left over) Started: I think mid September
Finished: December 29th

I love this scarf and furthermore Anger mgmt does too which is awesome because she is a 14 (soon to be 15 Saturday) fashionista. My kids love the color blue and once I realized I did not want to make Collegeboy blanket anymore on small needles I decided to reuse the yarn to make a scarf for Anger Mgmt.

The pattern was real easy. Since I started school I knew I could not knit Enes on the subway or the bus, so when I could knit I would pick the scarf up and knit a couple rows. The only downer with this scarf is all the ends, however, it wasn’t too bad. I would do a couple sections and then do the ends, that way I would not be overwhelmed at the end.

I love the back of the scarf just as much as the front. This scarf is full of texture. I think the scarf looks like it is crocheted, but of course it is not I can’t crochet worth a lick. Close to the end I started thinking of this scarf as a Charlie Brown scarf because of the zigzag. Maybe I have been watching too many Charlie Brown specials for Thanksgiving and Xmas.

Scarfstyle is such an awesome book. I love the fact that almost every scarf is cute and you can do more than one pattern out the book. This is my second scarf out the book and I have plenty more to go… finishing up Ene’s.

Anger Mgmt Slouchy Beret
Pattern: Gwen's Slouchy Beret by Lauren
Needles: 7 & 9 16 inch Circulars
Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashsoft Color: Blue

I also made Anger Mgmt a beret like mine. I completed this in two days. She kept trying to wear mines and I knew it was a matter of time before I could not find mine so I made her one. She has been wearing this thing for months. I believe I completed this in September or October. I did it in blue to match her Ruffle Scarf and it matches this scarf as well. Kudos to me – oh and I reused some of the yarn from the Cecile Beanie since she didn’t wear it that much.
A close up of the design

Go Urban, it’s ur birthday, go Urban it’s ur birthday!!



Amanda said...

The knits look great! I need to check out that book, I keep seeing FO's from it that I love.

It is so nice when the kiddos actually like the knits.

Happy Birthday to Ms. Anger Management!

Anna said...

ROFL @ lil john voice. absolutely gorgeous projects. i need to knit up a beret real soon. love the scarf!

RealHustla said...

Exxxxcellent work! I have no patience for manual stripping. Too many ends to weave in. Can I have Anger Management's?

Virtuous said...

ROTFL!! @ an actual knitting post.

You ended the year with a bang! ;op Haha!

Wishing you much JOY in the New Year SHERRY!! :oD

Sheila said...

Great 2008 FOs and Happy New Year to You & Your Family.

Happy B-Day Ms. Anger Mgmt.

Pajnstl said...

love the beret!

happy new years! and happy bday anger management :)

Adrienne said...

ROFLOL@ Lil Wayne lol.
Looks great!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice. Hey, I really like the scarf and I really love that hat. Wow.