I finally got the scarf that I had been working on completed. It was a super duper easy peasy pattern, and was memorized within the first few stitches! It was a quick knit as well, when I was actually able to work on it. The pattern was the Yarn Harlot's 1 Row Scarf...at least that is what I think she called it. She had the pattern posted on her blog a few months ago and I copied it down...just don't have the pattern handy to see the name of it.
To the left you will see the completed purple one and a newly started blue one. The purple was made from Pattons Classic Wool, and was from my first experience at dying with Kool Aid. The Kool Aid absorbed better in some places than in others, but that's fine because it gave it a sort of varigated look...adds a little character in my opinion.
To the right is a closeup of the stitches and you can see the "mottled" sort of look of the dye job, though it isn't the best picture to see it in.
The blue scarf is being knit from Briggs & Little in the "bluejean" colourway. It's not as soft as the Pattons, and feels a little scratchier. I am hoping that if I do a handwash or soak after I am finished with it, that it will soften up a little. I'm thinking of giving these both as gifts, and I don't want the recipient to not wear it because it is too scratchy. So, if anyone has any hints, tips, or suggestions on how I can soften it up some please let me know in the comment section!
I must go now, and get back to working on my essay and assignments. Some are due tomorrow, and some on Friday. I would like to get them all done for tomorrow, but I don't think that is possible. Studying for next week's exams will begin on Friday. I will leave you with a picture of little miss Tinker Belle...it looks like she is smelling the yarn, which she no doubt is doing, but just before I snapped the pic, she had been licking...gross!
Edited to add the link to the Yarn Harlot's scarf pattern.