21 April, 2006
Finally, a picture of the little scarf. I think I am photo challenged, because this has been finished for about a week. This will be my spring and summer scarf. I like how the snowdrop pattern came out, and how the scarf is light and drapy after blocking. I highly recommend this yarn, it's silky and soft, and looks great after I washed it. I am thinking hard about making a summer top in the same yarn. Unfortunately, it is impossible (for me) to get a good picture of the color, and I think that is because the yarn is shiny. The reflections are confusing the camera lens. Take my word for it, it's periwinkle blue, not the royal blue which the pictures want to show.
Let me try another picture, this time with flash:
Now it looks more like the denim it's named for, but it's all a trick of the light.
Yarn: Plymouth Royal Bamboo, color Denim (47), 2.5 balls
Needles: 3.25 mm
Tension: 27 sts per 10 cm (over pattern)
Dimension: 10 cm wide, 1.80 m long (72 in)
I have been thinking about ripping out my Birch shawl. Since I made it with a much looser tension, it came out very large. What was I thinking? A shawl could not be too big? I love Birch, I really do, but it is kind of unwieldy. If I remake it I will remake it with the looser tension, but with 25 percent (at least) fewer stitches. Unfortunately, frogging Kid Silk Haze is pretty difficult. I will be mulling this over for a while, it won't happen until I finish some other projects.