***Because 6 UFOs are not enough, (apparently), I've started another one. This one has a very good chance of being finished in a timely manner, however, because it is a fast knit, I have a deadline, and it's for a worthy cause.
This weekend I bought the yarn and cast on for my friend Syd's "Think Pink" knit-along project. I'm knitting the "Heart" scarf from Knitty's Breast Cancer Awareness Fall 2004 surprise issue, which should look like this when finished:
Can blocking de-wonkify this knitting? Is frogging the only other option? Stay tuned for the next exciting episode!
The pattern calls for an alpaca yarn, and if I had had my wits about me last weekend while ogling all the pretty colors in the Tess booth, I might have found some nice pink bulky alpaca with which to knit this. Since I was (and am) witless, I had to buy some bulky wool at my LYS, who is currently all about summer-weight yarns and has hardly any bulky yarns in sight. Here's hoping 200 yards is enough, because I don't know if they have any more of this colorway. I think this scarf knitted with alpaca would be softer and more drapey, but again, I'm hoping blocking will help that. It's a fun little pattern to knit, except for row 3 which has two knit-4-togethers -- yuck! That's probably not too terrible with laceweight yarn, but with fat yarn, (Crystal Palace "Iceland", 2.5 spi), and fat needles, (US size 15), it's a challenge! So for me, row 3 is always the row to dread and the hurdle to surpass.
Also being donated to the "Think Pink" project are two woven scarves currently in my possession:
The scarf on the left I won in a raffle at the Spring Fiber Festival -- it was made by Mill Creek Studio in Rural Retreat, VA, (no website - comment or email me if you want contact info). It's woven mohair with a little novelty something woven in as well. The scarf on the right is woven rayon and I bought that from a weaver I met in St. Louis when I was on a project there. She was friends with some girls on the client site and invited us to a Christmas party where she showed off her basement weaving studio, which was just a feast for the eyes, with all the colored fibers. I've had this scarf for several years but have rarely worn it, because being hot-natured, I just rarely wear scarves. Here's hoping that both of these scarves go to good homes.
Finally, here's another pink thing in my world:
To see more pink things like this, go here.