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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Unveiling

Ok, here it is...the moment you've all been waiting for, the unveiling of this:
The finished Noro Scarf! I went to check on it this morning, to see if it was dry and it felt like it was. Perfect time for a photo shoot. Since it was nice, bright, and sunny this morning (+10C at 10:30am), I decided to take it outside and try to capture its true colours.

I'm still not sold on the rusts and brownish shades...though to be honest, the orange is growing on me somewhat. I'm mostly drawn to the blues/pinks/purples/green (jewel toned one). All in all I am satisfied with the scarf.
To the right is a closeup of some of the stitches. When I blocked it and stretched it some, the stitches seemed to "soften" up somewhat and didn't feel as thick and bulky as before. I think if I had used bigger needles (like maybe 5mm), the result would have been a little less thick and bulky prior to the blocking. Overall, I will say that I am satisfied with this scarf. I haven't checked it against my coat to see if it goes well with it; if it does, then I'm keeping this scarf for myself. If it doesn't go with my coat, then it will go in the "25 Things For Charity" tub that I have.So, if you are looking for a nice, easy scarf pattern that works up quickly (at least it does when you work on it), I recommend this one. You can find the pattern here.

18 comments:

HDW said...

I love the scarf!!! The colors look terrific together! Your pictures remind me of cool mornings at the beach.... I don't know exactly why but they do......I smilied when I found myself studying the background only to find no beach : ) I think I am just yearning for winter to be done. They are calling for snow here this weekend!! EEW

Shelley said...

LOL...no beach, no sand, no ocean...just snow (and a shed that needs painting, lol). It was gorgeous out today, but I think they are calling for some snow for Friday. I'm hoping it comes as rain though. In fact, I just looked out the window and discovered that it is raining right now! The snow will definately melt...just hope it doesn't get cold tonight and freeze the water.

Karen said...

Your scarf is beautiful! And you've finished it just in time for the warmer weather. I hope you get to keep it.

Charity said...

It's wonderful, Shelley! Love the scarf. :0)

Kelly said...

ohhh I luuuurve it! The orange sets it off perfectly! Keep it!

Rachel said...

Beautiful scarf! I really like all the colors in it. Even the orange! Great job knitting!

susan said...

Beautiful scarf Shelley.

Anni said...

I jsut love that scarf. Got lots of Kureyon and Silk Garden in my stash so will have to have a go at it myself.

lexa said...

I turned out very nice!

Shelley said...

Thanks for the compliments everyone! :o)

Alisha said...

I love it...turned out great!!!!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Shelley, it's beautiful. Great job!!!

Rachel said...

Wow, that came out incredibly well! That's the perfect pattern for Noro. And the colors you picked are so wonderfully cheerful for winter! I love them and I hope they continue to grow on you.

monica said...

I love the colors of your Noro scarf. It is beautiful. Can't wait to see your finished socks and hear the theme you chose.

Anni said...

Love the scarf. the pattern works so well with the Noro striping. Definitely on my must do list. Got lots of Noro in my stash too.

Austy's Mum said...

Absolutely beautiful and the colours look fantastic together. I can't believe you wouldn't wantt to keep it - it is so stunning!

Hasbu said...

Shelley, that is absolutely beautiful!

I love the the earthly tones combined with the jewel tones! Another thing to put on my to-do list... :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful scarf. I love the colors, and the Noro works perfect with the pattern.