Thursday, 13 December 2007

More Scarf News

I ripped the meandering lavender Scottish Tweed, and it's turning into a Tilted Blocks. You can see a close-up of it over at the Knitting New Scarves Knitalong. I do love this colour. I would never wear it myself - I'm so pale that I just can't wear pinks and mauves, except for a dark shocking pink. I have the sort of skin Billy Connolly was talking about when he said that Scots are actually blue and it takes us a week in the sun to turn white. So it's nice to have someone else to knit it for.

Those of you with long memories may remember some pearly grey Malabrigo that I got to make into an Elizabeth Zimmermann ribwarmer. Once I cast on, I started to wonder if I really wanted a large pale grey wodge of garter stitch over my upper half, so it's been on the back burner.

However I remembered it today when I was casting about for a soft yarn to use for the Meandering Stripes scarf. The variegations in the yarn will show off the short rows perfectly. I shall get it out of its hiding place, but I really mustn't cast on until I've finished these presents, because this one is for me.

For those of you who have been complaining about how much time you're spending on jigsaws, there's a new one in the sidebar. It took me ages.


Knitting Linguist said...

I love that comment about Scots being blue! I thought I was the only one... I still wear colors like that purple -- they make me so happy that they're worth looking washed out :) It's turning out beautifully!

LynneB said...

I adore Billy Connolly. Don't some people refer to this complexion as porcelain - although it would be totally inappropriate for Billy.

...and your scarf looks great too!

josier said...

loved your site- fabulous pics of patterns. Wedges really good. Just bought some yarn off ebay and knitting again for first time in years....