Tuesday, May 02, 2006

two tiny knitterly iotas:

finished... louisa harding scarf!

my waiting-for-the-subway project, after four months, is finally done! a couple rows here, and couple rows there...

yarn: louisa harding kimono angora and kimono ribbon in beautifully matching grey/blue colourways. the skeins were surprise christmas gifts from niknak's aunt :)

pattern: railroad knitting stitch pattern

needles: size 7 inox dpn (only because they're short)

notes: dropping stitches in anything fuzzy is a task in itself. be prepared to manually drop through each row with the tip of a needle. halo clingies galore. note to self: avoid snaggy yarn if ever i submit to clapotis fever!

verdict: soft, fuzzy, and versatile! the ribbon's a tad delicate (easy to snag), but the angora can march on til kingdom come... strong, purple rabbits!

in other words...

cute colourway, no?

secret pal seven revealed!

yesterday i received my final package from my sp, who unearthed herself as niquie from tennessee! (that rhymes so well, doesnt it?)

i greedily opened the package and revealed a trove of goodies, including plenty of chocolate (ghirardelli mint + ethically traded endangered species dark), a hand-knitted (!) washcloth from the awesome mason-dixon knitting book, a cute card, and knitting rules autographed by the harlot herself! as you know, even though i did see the yarn harlot in cambridge (and commemorated within the mit team), i am such a cheapalicious grad student that i actually did not purchase the book at that event. i'm lucky everything worked out!

and the washcloth has this cool slip-stitch pattern; the first thing that came to mind was the brick patterned motif in super mario bros. 8-bit all the way.

thank you so much, niquie! i really appreciate all the work you put into being my secret pal. :)


Blogger Sheila said...

Aren't you lucky! I work with Niquie and think that she is just the GREATEST! I hope you enjoy your goodies and your scarf is lovely.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Your scarf is great. And I like the pray-paint bunnies too ...

10:33 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Ummm, that should have read "spray-paint bunnies"

10:39 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Love the scarf! Looks warm in cozy in spite of delicate ribbon.

11:42 AM  
Blogger String Bean said...

Nice scarf! I like that railroad stitch. Do we see a scarf in my cluttered future? Probably not.
I'd have to take the bunnies. Do they make Fair Isle bunnies, too? ;)

What a great SP gift! A signed Harlot book? Woo! Chocolate is always a plus...

2:16 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

ooo lovely yarn!

yes, no snags for clapoting. very annoying.

2:33 AM  
Blogger decor8 said...

You look sooooo beautiful in this photo and I am SO loving your scarf!!!!


12:09 AM  

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