Monday, April 03, 2006

Where DOES Time Go?

It feels like forever since I last posted! So much is going on around here that I haven't had as much time to blog as I might have liked. That, and there really hasn't been a lot to write about, knitting-wise.

I did finish a small project yesterday...

I'm not sure what to call it, but for now it's just the Lacy Summer Scarf. John's first comment (smartass that he is) was that it would never keep me warm. Hmph! What does he know? Sometimes, a scarf is just a substitute for jewellry, right? The stitch used in the scarf is the same as the one in the Lacy Cantata Cap, worked on 24 stitches with 4.5 mm needles. The yarn used? Well, now, that's a whole 'nother story. We got this yarn in at the store a week or so ago. When I first touched it, I thought it may have been a cotton/silk blend. It's bamboo! I never thought bamboo would be that soft a yarn, but it's gorgeous! It's silky, smooth, incredibly soft. Splits a bit, but the feel of the yarn more than makes up for that slight annoyance. It drapes beautifully, too. What more can I say? I loved working with it.

It is, incidentally, Rosarios 4, Bio Bamboo. It's from Portugal and if you can get your hands on some, do it! The scarf took one ball. Here's a closer look at the scarf...

For those of you who read over the Java Ribs Pattern and couldn't quite figure out how the sock was supposed to look, here are a couple of pictures that should illustrate them a little better. The first sock, as you can see, is now off the needles, but the second one has not yet been cast on. That will happen, not to worry. I like this sock so much, I want that second one... soon!

Does that help?


  1. Ev,
    the socks are great and I love that scarf, especially the colourway.

  2. Your Java Rib socks are beautiful. Love the pattern. I'll be making use of it with one of my stash yarns--or better yet, buy a sock yarn that will compliment the name! Yay! An excuse to buy yarn. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment about the question I posed on wearing the gifts we give. You and I are definitely of like mind!