Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A New Flame

I've long meant to make a scarf for Wayne's mother, and it made it's way to the top of my knitting queue last week. The scarf would teach me a new technique, entrelac, which has a reputation in knitting circles as fiddly, complicated, and tedious. Be that as it may, entrelac done with a scrumptious variegated yarn has the potential to be outstanding, and I decided to make my first foray into this technique with some luscious Noro Silk Garden, a silk-mohair-wool blend from Japan that comes in simply amazing colours. I chose a colourway that I thought Wayne's mum would like, and began.

...And haven't stopped since. I'm almost 3/4 of the way through the scarf, despite exams, despite studying, despite everything. Prying the needles out of my hands just isn't going to happen any time soon. Not only does the technique entrance me, but the colours (oh the colours!) and the overall finished product amaze me.

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Isn't that just about the cleverest thing ever??! I'd be totally in love with this project, but the colours aren't *me*... I am making it for my mother-in-law, after all. However, I think I shall achieve scarf perfection with this...

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...don't you? (Yes, I fell into Wool-Tyme on my way home... I needed holiday knitting!)

4 comments:

lookinout said...

The scarf looks wonderful. In fact you've given me an idea with some yarn from my stash. It's going to have to join the list.
Gillian

XUP said...

Why is the scarf on the lawn? That's the only comment I have because I know nothing about knitting. The very idea of hand crafts makes my skin crawl. But I am in stunned admiration of people who can whip stuff up like this.

Velda said...

OMG so me....I love it and I'm jealous that you do such amazing work!

Aline la Bergère said...

Oh this is delicious! I assumed you were making this scarf for your hubby which now gives me a giggle. I will have to try this for the shop...A.xx