Friday, December 08, 2006

How do you make multicolor ribbon yarn look good...?

.... wrap it around a project knitted in Manos del Uruguay yarn, in French Blue, of course!!

What? What is that, you say, oh brilliant Zeeknits? Is Bashir's Momma becoming a yarn snob?

Could be.

I decided to make something for RB in Boston, for all those times she hosted me, and invited me to her parties and shin-digs. Then a chance visit to Wild and Wooly in Lexington (ack! No website?!) gave me a clue that she liked blue. Now, an easy projet...

I stumbled across this mistake rib scarf that used 2 skeins of Manos by Girl on the Rocks. I altered the pattern on her blog to

cast on 33 stitches on 10 1/2 needles
knit in “mistake rib” - Right side and Wrong side rows are knit the same:
K2, P2 for the whole row and end K2 P1.

Easy as pie.

I think I wold have liked it a bit longer - maybe with may only 27 or 29 stitches cast on.

But I like it. Hope RB does, too.

Uh Oh! I think Mr. Calvin even likes the idea of a Manos del Uruguay knitted project... Get off the friggin table, you bad dog!!

Speaking of dogs, I think the next major project will have to be a redo of the dog coat... It's getting cold out there!


Coming up soon - some photos from Graceland ( I hope!!) from the pilgrimage in the 90s. And more camelids in the news!

I couldn't make this stuff up, even if I tried...


ZeeKnits said...

The blue scarf looks great, and beautiful all tied up with the ribbon!

hakucho said...

The color of the scarf is just brilliant and it certainly will keep your friend nice and toasty!

Happy knitting :)

Dearest Cupcake said...

Missed you on Sunday!

Susan said...

Very nice! That blue reminds me of faded denim. And nice use of the ribbon yarn;)