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Friday, March 21, 2008

must keep knitting

Impulse yarn purchase left on display for weeks taunting me, turned into an impulse project.

Earlier this week I finished working on several projects that have kept me really busy these last two months. I felt so relieved, and tired, yet also restless. A friend’s birthday is approaching so why not knit something for her? Right now at midnight even though my wrists hurt, I need sleep and there might not be enough time to finish?

Must keep knitting, that’s why.

The pattern is Lace Ribbon by Veronik Avery in the latest issue of Knitty.
Years ago I made a shawl with a variation of this same stitch. The only photo I have of it is ridiculously blurred but I remember loving the stitch and finished shawl.

Hmmm, why not use this sock yarn on display. Yes, it will be pretty.

Little bunny says to the big fish "Happy Easter!"

Weird craft project to do with a four year old: thread together last nights popcorn, sequins and a chick, then hang from orchid.

p.s. meet my new crush: Noro Kureyon Sock yarn #S95


Gudrun Johnston said...

I almost cast on for that scarf too..but when I looked at my knitting basket with 4 wip's I thought better not!
Your's looks lovely though!
Congratulations on having some work behind you!

nicole said...

Your scarf is so pretty! I love this pattern.

You and I are crushing on the same thing! My LYS just received some Kureyon sock yarn and I can't wait to go in and see it!

Nettie said...

The yarn looks so different in the skein and knit up. But beautiful both ways ;)

I love your painting Kat. The colors on this one are fantastic!

Twisted Knitter said...

I love this colorful post! I wanted it to go on forever. :-)

Beautiful popcorn and sequin garland and of course, I always love your artwork! Happy Easter!

kat coyle said...

gudrun: i know what you mean about having too many wips i try to keep them under control too. i might even try to finish a sweater that i started last year. just have the sleeves (short) to go.

nicole: i bought two skeins of the kureyon sock yarn. i don't know yet what i'm going to make. i feel kind of tired of socks. but the yarn is crazy beautiful!

nettie: the yarn does look different. i like the way the colors came out in the scarf more than they do in socks. they pool with socks which bugs me.
I'm glad you like the painting!

Janet: Thank you! and happy Easter to you and your family.

Prunila said...

I love your Easter Scarf, the colors are little spring yellows, isn't? I want to make one after seeing yours...

Michele said...

ohmygod that Kureyon is soooo beautiful. and matches your chick string. chicks and popcorn strings is a delightful mix of holiday traditions.

Emma said...

I love how the stitches twist and twirl around each other!
Good luck with it, I hope you finish in time for your friends birthday.

I did not know that the Easter bunny was kind enough to pay a visit underwater too - what a lovely little fellow. :)

raining sheep said...

I absolutely love your scarf...I have my eye on that pattern as well. I loved seeing it in the colors you chose...beautiful.

Poethead said...

I love that pattern! I'm glad you made it in a multi-color. It's fun to see how you can completely change the mood of the scarf with the colors! I love it!

Anonymous said...


I tried that pattern. It wasn't that fluid enough for me (yarn? gauge?), so I eliminated it. What size needles did you use with the yarn you used?

I'm excited to see it in the multi...going to try it now!

Anonymous said...

OOPS! I forgot my na-mo.

I bet the scarf was wear now, even...a little cool, a bit slinky, eh?


kat coyle said...

Hi Christine,
I used a size 3 (3.25 mm) needle. I gave the scarf away, it was really pretty and light; perfect for spring.
I was in a rush when I sent it but I think the gauge was about 21 sts and 30 rows = 4" in lace pattern blocked. I only had one hank of sock yarn. I knit until it ran out (18 repeats). The finished length was about 57".
For me, it was a really enjoyable knit. Right now, I'm struggling with cables and wishing for lace.