Friday, November 25, 2011

One Winner, One Disappointment

A repeat post of sorts,  I know,  but my first-ever, lace scarf,  knit from  Patti-Ann's hand-spun,  deserves a modelled shot  --  

or two.

Fred and I are off to visit my sister and BIL for the weekend.  To this knitter, any excuse would do, but the visit is a perfect  opportunity to arrange the soft, delicate lusciousness that is the scarf on the blank canvas of my white shirt and show it off.  It looks, feels and makes me feel wonderful- especially since I found a necklace of similar colour in my drawer.  So chic.

As wonderful as this scarf is, my next one, is a disappointment.
It is crocheted and part of the problem is my rusty crochet skills.  The pattern, picked up at the KW Knitters Fair leaves a bit to be desired.  It calls for a 'split' single crochet which gives it a look similar to that of a slipped-stitch pattern in knitting.  Having read, re-read and re-read the directions for a split single crochet, I am almost certain that I am doing it correctly, but the entire scarf is torquing to the left.  Perhaps the display scarf had been artfully arranged to disguise the torque because I sure didn't see it.

Add to that disappointing result, my  poor colour choices
and a 'rip' is in order.  The colours that looked so good together  in ball form are not looking so great in crocheted form.    A double reason for a rip.  But before I rip, I'll let it sit  to see if it improves over the weekend.  It could happen, right?

In the meantime, I intend to have a great weekend and hope you do as well.


Crazy Knitting Fool said...

The lace scarf is lovely. I wish I could wear scarves like this - I always end up looking silly in them

Yarn and Ivories said...

Love that lace! Mine is cuddled around my neck this morning making me feel deceptively good for a visit to the doctor for a sore throat. Maybe the scarf is the remedy!

Needles said...

#2 might be sad, but when I look at the colours I see a really great linen stitch scarf all ready to go.