Friday, August 01, 2008

The Real August 1st

Ok, so today is actually August 1st! I feel that somehow I have magically gained a week. Though, not for long! August is so close to September and September means The Knit & Crochet Show and Oregon Flock & Fiber!!! So much yarn to dye, so little time! Speaking of yarn, the sale through August is definitely now in effect!

On top of that, with my extra week, I was able to finish one more thing to add to the sale: a free pattern to go with the Silky Worsted! I finished my entrelac scarf out of this amazing yarn! I only used two skeins of Silky Worsted in Color California Poppy! This made a scarf 92 inches long and 8 inches wide! It wraps a couple of times around my neck. It is so comfy and soft I want to wrap it around my neck right now! I love it!

This is how much yarn I had left over from the two skeins! I just love using as much of a skein of yarn as possible and that definitely happened with this yarn and pattern. That is the entire thing knit with the fancy single crochet border. Though if you wanted a shorter scarf you could always use the extra to make a matching hat or a pair of mitts!

I wrote this pattern specifically for this yarn. I added a few modifications to my earlier entrelac pattern, so that it is more compatible with this yarn! Now I need to pack it away safely for Oregon Flock and Fiber, where it will be on display. Though if we actually get some of the rain that the clouds outside keep threatening, then it might just get some use before then!


Davy said...

Wow, those colors look fantastic together! I've always been partial to blues and oranges together. The entrelac really shows off the colors, too, without them getting too muddled together.

I'm getting excited for Oregon Flock and Fiber. I've never been before (to any fiber festival, for that matter!) so I know I'm going to be in for a treat!

bobbi said...

Looks great!

sandy said...

Wow!! your entrelac scarf is wonderful! love the colors and how they play out in entrelac. and you know i love entrelac!!