Sunday, March 08, 2009

Rainy Day Knitting

Thunder and lightening and sheets of rain put me in the mood for some simple knitting with old mystery movies as the backdrop. At present, I'm working on three different projects - a scarf, a baby blanket and this blue garter stitch kerchief:

WIP: Blue kerchief
Sock Hop yarn with matching OPI enamel in "Yoga-ta Get This Blue!"

The yarn is from Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop, the color "In The Skies." The kerchief pattern is a wonderfully adaptive and easy one from Laura Chau. The fingering weight yarn is held double and I'm knitting the kerchief on size 6 US / 4.0 mm circular needles. The only change I'm making is the addition of a k2tog, YO row every 7 garter ridges on the wrong side (even) row. It adds a bit of visual light to the garter fabric.

I really like the fact that, even though it's kind of bleak outdoors, I don't need much light indoors to work up something this pretty.

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Blogger lu said...

love the matchy matchy!

3/08/2009 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Love your nails! Glad you were staying dry. I was not. :(

3/08/2009 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, very nice touch with the nails!

3/08/2009 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...


Love the nails. And isn't CMF Sock Hop just totally scrumptious yarn? Yum.

3/09/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

LOVE the blues!!!

3/09/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh! how fun are you?! love the blues! :)

3/09/2009 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

The nails really make it for me :-).

3/09/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful blues all round! I like the addition of the k2tog/Yo rows to the kerchief.

3/09/2009 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

you know i'm all about the blues! love'em love'em love'em.

right now my OPI nails (skinny jeans) match the necklace i'm working on. too funny! :)

3/09/2009 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

Very pretty and very Sprigy.

3/10/2009 04:41:00 AM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

That's Spring-y; Springish, Spring-like. Blues really aren't very sprig-y.

3/10/2009 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous clasca said...

Seeing your beautiful nails I feel I should paint mine more often. They really give something extra!

3/10/2009 10:04:00 AM  

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