Monday, June 18, 2007

Montego Bay

Is that... no it can't be... but it kinda looks like... knitting?




Yes, yes indeed, I have in fact started knitting something. Knitty's very own Amy Singer has a scarf pattern published in this season's Interweave Knits. When I saw the scarf I knew it would be a perfect project for the Artyarns Regal Silk I picked up at the Cozy-Ewe sale a while back. It's lace (because you know two lace projects weren't enough), but it's an easy lace pattern. Which means I can enjoy a tropical beverage* while knitting.

Have I mentioned how much I love Amy?


In other knitting-news, I'm excited to be going down to the Black Sheep Gathering fiber festival with some of the Portland knitty-heads this Saturday (the Montego Bay scarf should make good car-ride knitting). I actually earmarked part of my tax-refund this year to spend at Black Sheep, so all that I need to do now is find a few patterns I'd like to make so I'll know what kind of yardage I'll need. Of course if I were really organized, I'd already have all the details of every project I've ever thought of making, and a complete inventory of my current stash of yarn & needles programmed into a PDA - like some knitters I know (not to name names - cough - Missamite - cough cough) =P . But I'm not nearly that organized. Last year it was all I could do to remember to put my copy of Stitch & Bitch in my backpack before going to the Oregon Fiber Festival, which was a good thing because that's where I found a great deal on the yarn for my Girly-man sweater. But now I have the Ann Budd Sweater book, so I feel a little better about my ability to estimate yardage for a sweater. Of course, I really like several of the tops Missamite has made, so maybe I'll just steal her PDA while she's looking at the sock yarn. ;)

*aka a Bartles & James Pina Colada wine cooler ... can you say 'malt-ternative' ;)

9 comments:

Stacey said...

Looks lovely! :)

Did you see Miss Amy is going to be at Knit-Purl on July 26? She's doing a class on Tuscany from No Sheep - I'm so going! Maybe I'll get over my fear of lace. :)

You should come too! :D

Zonda said...

That is going to be lovely! Pretty colorway!

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Rebel said...

Rodrigo, I told you never to write to me here! How are we going to hide our affair from your wife if you keep contacting me in public!

Webbo said...

That's such pretty silk and it looks like it's working very well with the pattern. You deserve a cool drink in a sexy glass for being so clever! Have fun splashing that rebate around at the weekend.

Lime Street Knits said...

I'm going to start taking my cues from you. Knitting with a tropical drink? Earmarking part of your tax refund for yarn? The word supergenius springs to mind.

Melody said...

That yarn looks like it was destined to be that scarf! Wonderful!

Magatha said...

I finished mine, except the braided fringe. I am unsure as to how to go about it. One of these days I'll have to just sit down and start fiddling with it. It could be that I just don't like fringe all that much. Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Reasoning E'Bert said...

I was thinking about making this scarf. I love the colours you have chosen.