Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Needed My Sun Glasses .....

when I was knitting this ....
My daughter, Lynette suddenly decided that she wants a scarf & she went thro' my stash & came up with this yarn that I bought years ago at a sale at Yarnivorous. I tried to convince her that there are nicer yarn in my stash but she just love the colors of this particular yarn.


Wow - look at all those bright colors ! This is the 1st time that I have knitted with such a colorful yarn but thank goodness it was really nice & soft to knit with. I was very tempted to stop knitting as the colors were too glaring but I had to carry on as Lynette wanted a long scarf.
I am sure you find the design of this scarf familiar - it's Abertay ! Again I tried to convince her that the pretty design of Avertay will be lost in all those colors but she insisted. I really have no choice but to knit the lovely Abertay in a sea of colors !
I managed to finish the scarf in 2 weeks & I have to admit that it turns up quite nicely or maybe I got used to the colors ......

During that time, I also managed to finish another pair of the Spiralucious Mitts....

In fact, this is my 4th pair, knitted with Dream In Color Smooshy (Deep Seaflower). I think this is the 1st time that I have knitted the same pattern for so many times. The pair is for the canteen manager's daughter so that she will stop wearing the ones that I knitted for her mum. It's a great pattern & I love it but I don't think I will be knitting another pair for a while.

Now I better get back to designing the next sock for the Spring Sock Club !

4 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

My daughter would love the scarf and it's rainbow colors.

Beautiful mitts.

knitabulous said...

Actually, that bright yarn doesn't seem to have completely eaten up the lovely scarf pattern to me, probably because there is a lot of texture and the leaf shaping. I really like it!

Anni said...

I like it and surprisingly the lace pattern hasn't got lost in the colours. Love the mitts too.

Rachel said...

I, too, shy away from bright colors, but I agree with all the other commenters...the pattern does look nice with this yarn. I'm sure your daughter loved it!

And the Spiralucious Mitts turned out great...I keep forgetting about that pattern!