TGIF!!! My husband had to work everyday over the long weekend, so today is day 12 of having the kids on my own. So TGIF I say! T.G.I.F.
By the way, it is still pouring rain here. Some of the outlying communities are now in a state-of-emergency over flooding. So far my basement is dry - finger crossed!
Needless to say, 12 days of constantly caring for 2 little ones and 5 of those days having torrential rain outside makes for one one slightly harried and stir-crazy mummy. Thank goodness for my Noro scarf!
|The skein combo I used for the scarf|
I am continuing my mini love affair with the ever wacky Noro. I find the random colour changes intriguing and the running thick and thin of the yarn endearing. I have however discovered one issue that has taken to bloom off my crush... Freaking Knots! I don't actual care about knots that much but knots that create a sudden colour change Drive. Me. Crazy! I actually had one knot two feet into the start of a skein. I mean, seriously!
The "pattern" calls to cast on 39 stitches. I cast on 43 for a bit wider scarf. It seems that I am becoming a bit of a loose knitter and I think maybe I should have gone down a needle size. Four skeins of Silk Garden made a lovely long scarf. I really like the look of the slipped stitch edging. The edging combined with the 1x1 rib made for a scarf that lies perfectly flat and almost looks like it was knit in plain stockinette.
I wasn't sure whether I should try to get the colour combo on the ends of the scarf to match a bit...
Clearly, I decided not to bother with that!
Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (4 skeins total)
Tools used: Knit Picks 4.5mm nickel needles
All in all, a bright and cheery project for a rainy week!
I have made this scarf as a gift for my son's music teacher who's class we have taken for six semesters (since he was 6 months old!). Next week, will be his last class because he is starting preschool in the fall. Miss Sarina has a very fun taste in clothes. I really hope she likes this scarf!
Hope you have great things planned for the weekend... like checking out more FO's through Tami's blog!
ETA: so sorry about all the spelling mistakes. I wrote this while the kids were around. I guess I was kind of distracted... Sheesh!