Sunday, March 03, 2013

h i t c h h i k i n g

yes, i am knitting a hitchhiker scarf! i have admired the pattern for a loooong time, and really love most all of Martina Behm's designs. 


fairly recently, a friend sent me the pattern as a gift. i have friends that say it's a really good "mindless" project.

right now, i can use something mindless. thus, i cast on yesterday afternoon.

the color is a bit whacked. since i've switched computers, and am mostly using apps vs. my camera to take pictures, sometimes i just take the colors i get. i did try to edit via flickr's "aviary" but that feature wasn't working for me moments ago.

and today, i'm playing around with the font as well =)


the second picture is a little gizmo made by clover, which i think is normally used to help knitters manage multiple yarns on one finger. i'm using it to keep the yarn from digging a trench across my index finger as i knit.

i could use a bandaid, but don't even get me started about that texture issue (it's akin to nails on a chalkboard).

and it's not that the yarn is rough like linen or hemp, ... it could just be my long stretches of knitting.

the yarn i received for christmas. it's knitpicks "imagination". it's a fingering weight alpaca/wool/nylon mix ... and if you go to the website, you'll see a better color representation if you look at the colorway "evil stepmother".

they describe the color as this:
A regal, deep blend of purples and reds, ranging from cool royal purple to plum to burgundy with shots of bright crimson.
i was worried that i wouldn't have enough yarn, but this is really one of those patterns that you can knit until you run out of yarn. i have two hanks ! approx 440 yds.

the long edge is already long enough to go around my neck, and i'm not yet finished with the first ball. so, i've quit stressing that i'd run out.

of course, with each row the stitch count grows by 1 stitch.


here's a snapshot of my knitting last night on my lap. again, the color is "off", but the color is a bit more true.

anyways, i'm enjoying the knitting. perhaps i should be knitting on my socks, or other things. instead, right now, i'm thinking how fabulous this will look wrapped around my neck once finished.

1 comment:

Lynette said...

it looks wonderful so far. i bought the pattern and yarn last year at Rhinebeck. seeing yours makes me want to cast on for it now.