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Updated version of Long Way Scarf

My pattern "Long Way Scarf" was designed on the fly, as I had all this extra yarn I wanted to get rid of. I just completed a scarf order using this pattern, and so I've subsequently modified it. I'm going to post some pictures of that scarf, and update the post with the pattern itself. Thanks to Irene Nyavor of LivedStories for the lovely pictures!

Nurse Appreciation Scarf 2 - For Sheila

Nurse Sheila was my night nurse, and she was extremely patient with me when I struggled to learn how to breastfeed Andrew while he was crying up a storm. She and nurse Della put up with my numerous requests for more and more ice. This scarf is for her.

Red Sheila This pattern uses the basic feather and fan pattern from "The Harmony Guide: Lace and Eyelets" with a large size needle to create a soft, squishy scarf that is of a sizable length

Manos Del Uruguay WoolClassica, FlameColorway(115) - 1.5 skeins or any other worsted/aranweight yarn, approximately 207 yards
US #11 (8mm)
Crochet hook
Darning/tapestry needle

Feather and Fan Pattern (multiple of 18 + 2)
Row 1:Knit
Row 2:Purl
Row 3:K1, *k2tog(3x), [yo, k1](6x), k2tog(3x)*, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Nurse Appreciation Scarf 1 - For Della

I had some amazing nurses during my labor and delivery and also my post-partum stay at Stanford Hospital. In appreciation, I decided to do what? Knit each of them a scarf. Here is the first one, for Della, a lovely nurse who is as bubbly and friendly as I am. We got along extremely well, like fire and petrol! :)

The scarf is a combination of two drop stitch techniques separated by long stretches of garter stitch. I'm thinking of writing it up but I am a little tired right now. :( Maybe later. :)

Blue Shetland Triangle Shawl

A very, very lovely lady at our church, Pattie Q., was so gracious to me throughout my pregnancy. She gave me a car seat for Andrew, and a Fisher-Price swing that has been a lifesaver! When she gave me these two things in December, I immediately went out and bought yarn to make a shawl for her (what else is new?). I went back and forth on what pattern to use, and never got around to it till two weeks ago. Even then, I changed the pattern at the last minute and switched to the Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark. I've been meaning to knit this pattern for someone else for a while, but I was always daunted by the lace charts and the provisional crochet cast on. Well, it was EASY! So easy I'm a little embarrassed and annoyed with myself that I took so long to make it. And the resulting shawl is absolutely stunning. My friend Irene was kind enough to take the pictures, and I sort of "bullied" my mother-in-law to model it for me. Take a look at the pictures and t…

For my son, Andrew

I know a lot of you have been eagerly awaiting pictures of my son. Here is a posting about things I knitted for him, with pictures included. :)

I made a bargain with Andrew before he was born, that he would allow me to finish his baby blanket before he popped out. However, my beautiful little one decided he was tired of being in the womb and came out 4 days before he was due. The funny part of this is that when my water broke, I was actually working on his blanket. Needless to say, the blanket was put aside for quite a while.

After he was born, we realized that all the hats we had for him were either too big or too small, so I decided to knit a hat for him. My hat also turned out a little on the big side, but I made it so he has to wear it. LOL!

We had a pseudo-outdooring ceremony for him two weeks after he was born, and my sister-in-law Yinka took some lovely pictures of him wearing the hat I knit him. The pattern I used is Simple Baby Hat by Alison Williams. I hope you enjoy the pic…

Josie's Wisp - Hand Knit Stole

Last year, at the end of July, was my friend Josie L.'s birthday.  I started a scarf for her the week before her birthday, and then somehow stopped knitting it when I was halfway through. (The pattern is Wisp by Cheryl Niamath.) I finally finished the scarf about a month ago, and then it languished in my project basket for a hot minute before I finally blocked it two weeks ago. LOL! After blocking, it took a brief nap in my project basket again before I finally photographed it today! So, here is the scarf that's taken me more than half a year to complete. Shame on you Denise, Shame on you!!

Big Mess Again - Hand Knit Scarf

I made this scarf for my dear friend Lauren K. after she saw the one I made for Seyram. It's also using the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf pattern by Karen Baumer.

Berry Lacey Scarf

UPDATED 1/17/2012: I've uploaded a pdf of this pattern onto Ravelry. You can also download the pdf here: Berry Lacey Scarf.

This pattern is not totally original. I was playing around with some drop stitch patterns, knit this scarf, and thought I liked the way it looked. Here we go.

Finished Size
6in x 7ft

Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino; 150yd [137 m]/50 g [1.76oz]): Intenso colorway,  1 skein

US #11 (8 mm) straight or circular needles
Tapestry/yarn needle

Pattern Instructions
Set Up
Loosely cast on 17 stitches. Knit 4 rows, then continue with the row by row instructions.


Row 1: K1, *K1, yo*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise) Row 2: K1,*K1, drop yo*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise) Row 3 & 4: Knit all stitches till last stitch, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise) Row 5: K1, *K1, yo 2x*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, …

Cherry Blossom Wristers

My friend Christelle saw the wristers I had made for Stacey D. and wanted a pair in brown but with pink trim. I didn't think they would come out nicely but they are beautiful! Once again, Malabrigo's Silky Merino was a dream to work with. I really, really love this yarn. The pattern for the Salad Wristers is by Alexandra Tinsley. It's also available on  :)

Two scarves on sale in my Etsy shop

I finished two drop stitch scarves that I'm selling on my etsy shop. Check them out!!

This second one in variegated jade tones is much longer than the blue one above (7ft long!!).

Flame Scarf is done!

Here is the flame scarf that goes with the Flame Thorpe I made for Sagine. The pattern for the scarf is "Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks" by beforesunrise. It can also be found on Ravelry here. Please forgive my pictures. The sky was overcast when I took them.

Fluornoy Ascot

I forgot to post about this one. I made it for LaSundra. The pattern is the Huckleberry Ascot by Kat Coyle. It was published by Interweave Press, and I've been coveting it for a while. They finally re-published it in an Interweave Knits Accessories 2009 so I bought a copy of that magazine. There are so many lovely patterns in there, including the Koolhaas hat pattern by Jared Flood. I used Rowan Pure Wool DK for the Ascot.

Aah...Red-Hot Citron

Citron is the current rage on Ravelry. (Pattern's original location is here, on the page). This pattern is simple and beautiful, and gives you a lace garment that just makes you happy. I had promised Lisa D a red shawl some months ago, and the Citron pattern from the winter 2010 Knitty magazine was just perfect. I put it down many times to work on other projects, but it's finally done. I'm definitely going to make at least one
 more of these.

I gave this one a picot edging, which seemed like a great idea at the time. However, the bind off took maybe two days because of that. :( The yarn I used is Knit Picks Shadow in Hot Rod Heather colorway. :) Hotness!!!

Flame Thorpe

My second hat, going to Sagine. And it has earflaps! The pattern is Thorpe, by Kirsten Kapur. This hat was so quick to knit, and so much fun! I want to make more! Someone PLEASE ask me to make one for you! The hat is beautiful, and looks good on many people. (Trust me!). I used Manos del Uruguay Wool Classica in the Flame colorway, hence the name. The purple edging is with Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Nocturnal colorway. There's a matching scarf that I'll put up once it's done blocking and I've taken some yummy photos of it. (BTW, aren't the pictures beautiful!! I used the Google Nexus One phone, and the camera is better than my digital camera!)

So, ladies and gentlemen, here is the Flame Thorpe!

The Lustra Falling Water scarf

Continuing my love affair with the Falling Water pattern by Bonnie Sennott, I finally finished this beauty that's going to Vedalyn. It's absolutely gorgeous. I used Berroco Lustra yarn, and the stitch definition is amazing! Enjoy!

Warning: The pictures might make you drool! :P

The big multi-colored mess

Now I know the name of this blog doesn't sound promising, and I must tell you that the beginning of this scarf was less than auspicious. 

I started out knitting a totally different scarf, but my hubby and my sister both pointed out that the yarn colors looked washed out, even though they were the blue and green shades Seyram wanted. I didn't know what to do now.

Then I remembered that I had some old Malabrigo worsted weight in lettuce (I love that yarn, and especially in that color! And don't get me started on the Malabrigo Silky Merino!! To die for!) So anyway, I picked the two yarns up, and decided on the Multidirectional Scarf by Karen Baumer. It's also on Ravelry if you want to queue it for your next project.
I started out slowly, and the yarn seemed a little resistant. But I kept going because I didn't want to undo another project. The Crystal Palace Merino Stripes yarn is nice, but it's really trying to frog and re-wind for another project. I finally finis…