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Monday, October 17, 2005

A Surprise Finished Object

Another finished object! I am on a roll!

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Found! 5 years in the making!

When I was getting my living room situated on Friday night, I found a WIP. I had completely forgotten that I finished knitting this project and only needed to sew the sleeves onto the long scarf like body. I don't know how I ever made it through 60" of fisherman rib without being bored out of my mind. This was my second knitting project started about 5 years ago from Rebecca issue number 12. This pattern has recently been republished in their special edition Soft Kid Mohair book. It is also available for free here.

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Pattern: #17 Scarf with Sleeves from Rebecca #12
Materials: GGH Soft Kid: 70% super kid mohair 25% polyamide 5% wool
Knitting Time: Well, I started sometime in 2000
Notes: I don't remember much about knitting this actually. I remember running out of yarn because I made the scarf part wider than the pattern called for. I remember having some trouble with Rebecca's english translation. Otherwise, my memory isn't much help after 5 years!

So maybe, just maybe I'll have my fairisle sweater from Vogue up here soon. I just finished reknitting the front neck. The first time around I started decreasing too early and the neck drop was too low. Now it's just a matter of blocking and finishing the neck band.

Boo hoo! Rhinebeck, the trip that never was........

This weekend I should have been happily dancing around yarn and sheep and wool and sheep.........you get the point. I should have taken off for Rhinebeck Saturday morning, but it didn't happen. With all the rain we have been having for the past week, I decided that I didn't really want to walk around possibly soggy fairgrounds. Then my boyfriend (who was supposed to drive the Jeep up Friday) got a 103 fever because of before mentioned rain. He has been working outside in it for the last week and it didn't do a body good.

So there I was on a Saturday afternoon and in New York City - a sunny New York City may I add. One thing I do appreciate about rain for 7 days is the blue sky afterwards. All the junk in the air has been cleared out - well at least for one day. I'm sure tomorrow will be back to drab grey/blue.

But all was not lost. My boyfriend felt better by Saturday morning and drove up to join me. We went to the Botanic Gardens in Brooklyn and took a walk around my old neighborhood. It was so nice to finally have some sun! I also checked out a fairly new yarn store in the area called Stitch Therapy.

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Yay! Sun and blue sky!
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Rose Garden
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One of many

5 comments:

Diana said...

Wow, you are my hero for finishing that wrap! I started one last summer, but simply could not make it through the fisherman's rib. It looks great on you!

Diana
www.streetsandyos.com

goodkarma said...

I'm so impressed with that Rebecca wrap/scarf/sweater/thing! It looks perfect on you. I love the color; it's so just right for fall. I love finding something good that I've forgotten about; it's like finding money in your winter coat pocket.

cynic the lamb said...

Oooh, the Brooklyn Botanic.... Beautiful photos. Looks like it was a great day to be there.
Oh, and the wrap looks gorgeous!

Lolly said...

It looks wonderful on you, Melissa! Perfect fit! :)

Jennifa said...

I love how that looks.