It was such a wonderful weekend and even while enjoying, savoring, and reveling in every minute, time did not slow down. How can it be Monday? The weekend, while seeming to fly by, was very productive and there will be much to show for this last week of NaKniSweBloPoMo
Fo. The next 5 days will be used to show everything off, with the Piece d'resistance on Friday...so, please stick around for the big finale!
Today's finished project is the sweet, pretty and very classic Portrait Scarf by Véronik Avery. Right from the first sighting of this scarf, I knew I had to make it and, when I saw Anne's beautiful mohair/silk at the Great Basin Fiber Fair, I knew it was the perfect yarn. This soft, silky, luscious beauty has adorned my neck all week.
What better way to show if off than a classic Calvin Klein, the Cable Cardigan from Vogue Knitting. This sweater was knit in 1988 or 1989 in a yarn called Knitaly (if memory serves) and it weighs a ton! This sweater is big, as clothes in the 80s were, and yet, it's still wearable, warm and classic (don't you think so?). It was knit at a time I didn't want to do my own finishing, so the LYS sewed it together and machine knit the front bands. The buttonholes are also machine (sewing machine) made. Few people believe me when I say I knit this sweater by hand (except that band). Knitting 8 stitches in 1x1 rib for 800 feet just didn't sound fun (and it still doesn't!). Back in 1988 I could see this sweater being worn for years (one reason I went to all the trouble), with the elbows worn through and suede patches covering the holes. Today, I don't think the yarn will ever wear through...its more like steel...heavy and strong.
Anyway, back to the scarf. It's fun to wear, very pretty, thus it makes me feel pretty. It's also warm and soft. Count me a very happy knitter.
Pattern: Mohair Portrait Scarf from Knitting Classic Style by Véronik Avery
Yarn: Kid Mohair and Silk – American Beauty by Wooly Wonka Fibers
Needle: Addi circular size 6
Time to Knit: 10-03-07 – 11-16-07
Pattern calls for DPNs, but circulars made the knitting much more fun.