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Knitting Interlude [Sep. 16th, 2011|11:22 am]
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Project #2 is completely finished now.   The intended recipient, offered a choice, asked for fringe on the scarf, so this week I played with different fringe designs and then settled on this:


The fringe is of the same yarn, gauged by wrapping around an old paperback of Rosemary Sutcliffe's Warrior Scarlet,  then cut along one edge.  Two of the strands were pulled through every other stitch.   The scarf is 30 stitches (6 inches) wide, almost six feet long w/o fringe (a little over six with fringe), worked with size 8 needles in Berocca's "Comfort" yarn.  The color is "Sanibel Island."
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[User Picture]From: incandescens
2011-09-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
Very nice indeed!
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2011-09-16 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely! That's really beautiful yarn. I'm sure you've said before, but I don't remember...what brand/style/colour is it? My own completed crochet projects pile is growing, but since it's mostly gifts, I can't post pix until after Christmas. :-D I did finish a cardigan for myself last weekend, but it's still drying from being blocked Monday night. I'd really hoped to wear it to a friend's birthday dinner tonight, too! Ah well. That's what one gets when one lives in a damp climate. I daresay the thing would've dried in half a day in your weather.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
Should have said: Berocco "Comfort" yarn in "Sanibel Island." My project #1 is the same brand, in the color "Finnian's Rainbow." And Project #4 (#3 having been abandoned and the yarn given away) is in the same as #2. I decided I wanted a scarf like that for myself!

You can see the colors here: http://tinyurl.com/3v47re5 The color that didn't work out for me was the muted green "Maine Woods" but the people I gave it to loved it. I might have loved it if not stressed out with husband's medical problems. I'm thinking of getting some "Adirondack" to see if I like that green better.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-16 05:20 pm (UTC)
Actually--looked again--I DID give the yarn name and color, down at the bottom below the picture.
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2011-09-16 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, silly me. Guess my brain is still on overload from the ol' day job!
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2011-09-16 05:48 pm (UTC)
Very pretty and nicely done!
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2011-09-16 07:51 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful! Well done!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-16 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the admiring comments. Now to go forth and do more...this one's wrapped and ready for shipping, probably Monday when the post office is open again.

Having re-learned knit and purl (though there's no purling on this scarf, obviously--it's all garter stitch--but a lot on the blanket project) I'm now ready to tackle some other nuances.
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[User Picture]From: kk1raven
2011-09-17 01:25 am (UTC)
Very pretty!
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[User Picture]From: xrian
2011-09-17 01:30 am (UTC)
Two thumbs up!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-17 02:14 pm (UTC)
Me, too. In real life, the patterns made are not quite as obtrusive as in the photo (which used flash.) So the ripple look is there, but a little quieter.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2011-09-17 08:53 am (UTC)
Lovely. :D
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From: 6_penny
2011-09-17 01:29 pm (UTC)
Rosemary Sutcliffe was one of my favorites when I was in school. This year a film of " Eagle of the Ninth"was released. Haven't seen it yet, but a friend tells me that it is good.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-17 02:12 pm (UTC)
We saw the film and liked it a lot. It did not include everything in the book, but we felt it was true to the spirit of the book. Grim realities were not glossed over.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-20 03:59 am (UTC)
And Project #2 was mailed to its recipient today. She sounded quite happy to know it was on the way.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-23 04:42 pm (UTC)

And...the intended recipient just emailed that she got it and she loves it.

YAY!!!

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