Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Back to Basics Knitting - Scarves

Matching Scarves

After making complicated sweaters and hats that have never been worn by Dova, we finally decided to stick with simple knitting projects. This way, my twitchy fingers are occupied with easy, mindless knitting and I won't feel so bad when they don't get used.

I knit this "raspberry chocolate ice cream" scarf for Dova last year, and created a matching scarf for her Asian-American Girl Ivy Doll.  They are quite the matching pair!

They look perfect in our new set of bedroom chairs, the first furniture acquisition since having kids, yay!

Pair of chairs

Since then I've knit a scarf for myself, using a one row lace pattern of: *P1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.  It was my first time knitting lace, which took a bit more concentration than Dova's scarfs in straight garter stitch.  As a reward for my efforts, I promised myself this pea coat that I've been eyeing after the scarf was completed.

Pea coat and scarf

After Dova took this photograph, I immediately cried, "Agh! Who is that old lady in that photo!?!?"

Maybe the pea coat with hand knitted scarf  isn't the look for me after all!


Willyn said...

I love the scarf, it was totally awesome, any tutorial i could read on how to make that? I wish to know it...

Magpie said...

I didn't know you knit!

I recently finished a scarf that was a great simple pattern: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/10/12/one_row_handspun_scarf.html

I did it in a silky tape yarn. Once you get going, it's really easy.

Anonymous said...

I loved your scarf on Dova, she smiles so sweet and I love you new funitures too. Love Mommy