The knitting of simple things continues chez Little Purl. I've made a couple of hats and there would be some more but I'm going to tell you about scarves first.
JY has been asking for her Zigzag Scarf again. If anybody looks at my knit progress status at the right side bar, it's been at 80% for quite some time. I've been zigzagging on and on, and the ball of Yarntini yarn kept going strong so I thought maybe I could squeeze one more scarf out of the remainder. That's my wishful thinking but anyhow, I cast on for Misty Garden, also from Scarf Style, for our niece staying with us for the past weeks from the other end of the ball. And then the ball of yarn decided to get eaten up quicker than I'd wanted and I'm left with a too short piece of 'something'. Now, I was prepared to unravel the Zigzag and knit on with Misty Garden until I get 2 scarves of approximately equal length. The Misty Garden bit was shown to niece N whose birthday is coming up soon and her response was lackluster. She doesn't like the green bits and wants a plain blue scarf.
So a plain blue scarf she gets. I cast on with the GGH Davos yarn in stash and made it in a combination of single and double ribbing and then wrapped the ends with fabric, inspired by a similar design in Richmore volume 94, a Japanese pattern book. LI love the zakka touch. Fat yarn, fat needles plus zombie-like knitting make a quick scarf. I hope she'll like it.
And the bit of 'something'. I've pondered over how to make it into something useful, perhaps add on the ends with some solid coloured yarn from stash? Or make it into a neck warmer to be enclosed with 2 buttons? Maybe. For now, it'll just go into my 'bottomless basket' to be assembled into a beautiful crazy quilt like the one below. Ever since I saw this photo in an article in IK Summer 2003, it's been etched in my mind. It's the idea of Holly Fassett, the sister of Kaffee, to assemble such blankets for mothers-to-be in her knitting group. All the pieces are swatches that members contribute into the group's 'bottomless baskets'. Isn't this a beautiful idea?