October 08, 2007


I'm back from my little fall break. As you can see it was very nice and sunny.

Bainbridge scarf

Bainbridge scarf

These pictures were taken while we hiked around Swedens highest waterfall. The top one shows the yarn and colour best, and the bottom one shows the way the bainbridge is worn.

The Bainbridge Scarf is a neat little thing. The idea behind it is great, but I think I picked a yarn (Garnstudio Silke-Tweed) that is to "floppy" for this project. The ties come undone and the front half flops open if I bend forwards. I also think it might just be a bit big. I have a skinny neck, and even though I cast on fewer stitches than the pattern said and with thinner yarn and smaller needles, I can tie the ties as tight as the Bainbridge allowes and it's still not as snug as I want it to be. It does keep my neck warm though. I'm going to gift this to someone with a thicker neck, and make myself a new one in woolier, less silky (drapey) yarn. I have yarn for it in the stash, I feel like the chest I keep my yarn in is brimming with single skeins and oddballs these days.

Speaking of oddballs; I managed to knit five and a half items of baby footwear (socks/booties)out of leftover yarn this weekend. I'll finish up the last sock and show it all off soon!
I could have made a substantial progress on the socks for me too, but the stripes on the second sock would not match the stripes on the first one, and I did not want to throw a knitting fit on the bus...


Bezzie said...

That's a really cool scarflette thingy!

Bonnie said...

It's too bad it's a little big for you, but it is a lovely scarf. It will make a very nice gift.

I hope the next one comes out just right!

reluctantMANGO said...

Very sophisticated-looking scarf! Hope the next one fits you better :) and if not, I hope it's a fun knit!!!