Lolly Scarf Style

First off, I want to thank you all for your encouraging comments about the DPN experience. I did not practice a lot this weekend, but you are right, it does get easier!

But, this is what I have been working on:
I started the green cabled scarf for my sister last week. It is Araucania New Wool Chunky in Forest Green. It is a beautifully variegated yarn, and was very nice to work with. I made up this pattern, because I wanted to incorporate the cable, as well as make it lie flat. You may recall I was having problems with *knit math*, but I got everything figured out... 11-stitch cable with 2 reverse stockinettes and a rib on either side and then 4 stitches of garter stitch. Voila! The blue scarf is knit up with a recent purchase from Jo-Ann. This is one from their new Sensations line, called Angel Hair. It is a wool/acrylic/nylon blend. I love this yarn! Not only is it a beautiful color, the quality is nice, and it is so soft. One skein made a 4.5 foot scarf in a 2x2 rib of 16 stitches. Very easy and very fast!


Which one is sexier?


Looking eerily similar to Paul Bunyan's sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox, eh?

Other knitty news: I picked up two froggy sweaters at the thrift store. I am a big proponent of recycling yarn! You can find some quality stuff, and pay 1/16 of the price! I got these two beauties:

This is a wonderful wool jacket that I started frogging last night. It will take awhile to unravel this one because there is a lot of design work, but this yarn is great, so it is worth it.

Unfortunately the color did not come out right on this shot, but this is a raw silk/cotton blend sweater (L.L. Bean) that someone gave away because it had a small snag. Lucky me! This fiber is so yum.

Thanks for all of the suggestions about New Orleans. You know me, I will definitely take pictures! Kris and I leave 3 weeks from today, and we are SO excited!