Monday, June 8, 2009

Textured Scarf & the 'Medical Condition'

Been laying low lately -- so the lapse in blogging. Many thanks to those who asked if was okay. I hesitate to bore you with health stuff, but in response to questions about my well being, may I just say that I have a "medical condition" (thankfully, not fatal but sometimes feels like it) that puts me out of circulation now & then, so if I disappear from the radar occasionally, you'll understand where I've gone -- into my hole & pulled it in after me ;-). When I have such a 'spell', I do even more knitting than usual, as that's about all I have the energy for aside from the daily requirements of life, but unfortunately, this "medical condition" (as my dr. calls it?) effects my poor little brain as well as other essential achy/icky body parts, so I've noticed my knitting often doesn't turn out too well during these episodes due to sluggish synapses, no doubt.


Anyhoo, along the topic of not wonderful knitting, here's my little Textured Scarf which is really meant to be a Textured Shawl, but I didn't have enough yarn as I was trying to use up the two skeins of the Louisa Harding yarn frogged from this. Thank goodness I have an excuse (the "medical condition" of course) for the bad job I did on this. Now that it's been blocked, I think it's going to be okay for a light scarf, but sheez, I had a devil of a time with this pattern (kept losing count on the textured row somehow --the "medical condition" I'm sure) and the yarn (splitty, sheddy, slippery). I have to say that I have never thrown a partially finished project in the trash, but I came close with this one -- very close. But please don't let my bad experience put you off the pattern; it was totally me, not the pattern.


And just in case you're not already bored to tears with this post, let me try harder. After repeated attempts to find more of the gorgeous Tahitian Pearl yarn, I gave up and went for the same kind of yarn (Patons Silk Bamboo) in another color called 'Sea'. And yes, this time (thanks Susan for your common sense) I ordered all the yarn I'll need for the wrap at once, so that I got the same "wrk order" number. Although I still think the pearly gray is a prettier yarn, I do like 'Sea' as well. The color reminds of the ocean at Big Sur -- a cool grayish/greenish/blue, and this yarn feels so nice like . . . well, like silk (imagine that) but better drape and squish due to the bamboo I guess. If you haven't stumbled across it already, Hobby Lobby in Tyler carries it, so I'm assuming all Hobby Lobbies do. So my Debbie Bliss Wrap is coming along swimmingly now.

Have a happy week!

7 comments:

t does wool said...

love the scarf and all the other stuff...stay out of the hole for awhile...your knitting is gorgeous ;)

Pom Pom said...

Hi G
Missed you! I had a feeling you were feeling a bit low. I'm glad you are back and I must say that I love the scarf! VERY pretty! And the yarn you found is sponge-y looking and I like that! You are a fun blogger! Guess what? Today = my last day of school! Yahoooo!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the scarf!

Helen said...

My goodness, you are clever Gigi. Your scarf looks lovely. I looked at the pattern on Ravelry and couldnt make head noer tail of it! It sounds as if you start at the point and work upwards, but how many stitches do you start with, and .... and ....! I think im a long way from attempting anything so intricate. Well done. Hope you are well and truly out of the hole for a bit. Helen x

SusanB-knits said...

Beautiful scarf!
Glad you're feeling better.

stitching under oaks said...

the scarf is fabulous! You did a great job on it!!

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

That scarf is beautiful! I might have to dive into my stash to start that pattern!

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