Wednesday, January 18, 2012

all wrapped up in handknits

Last Valentine's Day I gave Paul the promise of a Doctor Who scarf, something he had been requesting for years.
Many, many rows of garter stitch and eight skeins of yarn later, it is complete! I selected a rather more subtle palette of colors than the original and didn't make it nearly as long, as I wanted it to be something Paul would actually wear rather than a costume piece.

Doctor Who scarf
needles: US 6 Clover bamboo straights
cobblestone heather 
garnet heather 
lemongrass heather 
squirrel heather

I cast on 44 stitches and loosely followed this pattern until I ran out of yarn. One skein of each color, except for two skeins of squirrel heather. Paul's also sporting the Armando hat I knit for him.
Rue kindly sent me a wee bit of ginger Madelintosh tosh merino light  so that I can bind off my live oak shawlette. Hooray! Many thanks, Rue.


- Inc. has a thought-provoking piece on entrepreneurs in Norway (a country near and dear to my heart)


Mia said...

Pretty scarf. Sometimes long is not good.

So what if next on the needles now?

Maryse said...

Nice scarf and glad you received help for your shawlette! It looks so promising!

JoAnn said...

Your hubby looks so proud of his new scarf. It's great when finally a project gets completed.

I love how knitters help each other out! On two occassions, I've run out of yarn, and was able to find someone on Ravelry to save the day. Can't wait to see your shall completed - the yarn is very pretty.

Katie M. said...

That is a spiffy, stripy scarf! I think you hit the happy medium between "crazy long" and "actually wearable" ... hope the lucky recipient agrees!

Allison said...

What a great scarf! I love the presentation of all the balls of yarn together waiting to be knit!

Rachel said...

The scarf looks great (and finished before this year's V-day!!)...I love your choice of colors. And yeah for Rue helping out with some yarn!!

Rue said...

What a great scarf! And your gift presentation is do much nicer than mine when I do a "yarn that will turn into something, I promise!" gift. I've got to step up my game!

Was there enough of the ginger tosh there for you to bind off? I'm terrible at estimating how much yarn those last few rows need. But I'm really glad I was able to help out.

Shnitzy from Knitting Yarn Blog said...

Nice scarf. good colors!

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Carrie#K said...

Congratulations on the finished Dr Who scarf!! It looks fabulous.

Nice of Rue! And whew. I can't wait to see your Aidez, it's such a great pattern and I love the color you're knitting it in.

Sharon said...

I so admire your knitting and I totally envy your snow. We used to get some.

Momma said...

I wandered in looking for DR WHO Scarf success stories...
It looks great!! :)