A Thing I Am Knitting

This one is my very favorite project right now. Remember how I mentioned that I had a nice surprise in happening upon StringTown when I was in Arkansas? Well, I did. Anyway, I was in Fort Smith, Arkansas, thinking life was dismal except for seeing my mom, when I was driving through downtown and saw a yarn shop that I had previously not known about. I commanded my mother to stop the car immediately (I was not actually driving, I just hoped you’d think so) and hopped out and went inside and 20 minutes later was the proud owner of this yarn:

The yarn is Boku (I labeled it incorrectly in Flickr), and the colorway is #11. The proprietress of the shop had knitted a lovely scarf out of colorway #12, and when I appeared to be unsure about purchasing it, added that the pattern came free with the purchase of yarn. And since it was quite affordable, I had to buy two whole skeins plus a pair of needles, and start knitting it that very afternoon!

This photo is the progress I have made on the scarf:

It’s really very easy. It’s the Easy Feather and Fan Scarf, and the completed portion is about, oh, maybe 6 hours of work. It’s my very first lace project, and I can do it now without looking at the pattern. Seriously – if you haven’t done lace before, this is a great project to start with, especially since the yarn stripes up so nicely (though you could knit it with whatever you wanted, I’d imagine).

Detail of the pattern and color change.

I think I ought to have this finished in a couple of weeks, depending on how much free time I have to spend on it. I’m also thinking that this might be a good gift for those who don’t knit. I have several friends with cold necks.

My next (new) project will be a Kent Treble Bob scarf. I have to re-learn how to cable first, though. But now I know how to do the rest, so I’m dangerous.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to A Thing I Am Knitting

  1. happygoth says:

    Holy Crap! This is an awesome first comment! I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now…

    Thanks!

    Actually, the scarf is just a tester, so I can screw up on something I don’t really care about. I plan on doing something along the lines of (a) knee socks or (b) a sweater, with the method somehow involved, or (c) all of the above, since my husband is a ringer and is difficult to purchase gifts for, generally. I asked him which method would be prettiest to ring and he gave me about ten different options, but we decided KTBM would be the best of all of them.

    I’m hoping to finish in time for next year’s AGM.

    Are you a ringer, too?!

  2. Oooh, so are we in a race, or something? I may have swatched to a fare-thee-well, but I daren’t hope to have my first actual KTBM project on the needles until my Rhinebeck preparations are over, which is both too soon and a long long way away.

    BTW – a scarf? The back-side of KTBM cabling is nothing to write home about….

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