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Danica Scarf

Pattern: Danica from Knitty (with only one yarn colorway)
Yarn: Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) in Natural Green (right around 4 balls)
Needles: US 7
Start Date: February 11, 2007
End Date: February 16, 2007
Comments: What a fun knit! During the last few weeks I started to see a lot of people online knitting entrelac using Patons SWS and I couldn’t resist. Entrelac is a fun technique and the scarf is just so cute. I really like the Patons SWS and it is very nice that it is in a worsted weight. I like Rowan Tapestry, which is also 70% Wool, 30% Soy, but as it is only available in a DK weight it doesn’t make for a quick knit (see never-ending Tapestry scarf in the Knits in Progress list to the right). This scarf is my first entrelac, but I have this really cute Malabrigo color, Melilla, that would be perfect for this pattern. My only complaint about the SWS is that in one skein I found 3 knots! In the others one knot was the norm. This is pretty annoying especially as it would sometimes have a big color shift. Even with the knots, I’m still very pleased with the scarf and I’ll wear it happily.

I got a bit of a start on Thermal yesterday, but this knit is not going to make for any exciting photos. What you see to the right is the product of 4 or so hours of knitting. It’s 280 stitches done in 1×1 Twisted Rib on US1 (2.0mm) needles. I need two inches and I’m half an inch away. The Knit Picks Gloss (Dusk) is very nice to knit. It’s not splitty at all and the little bit of silk in it gives it that kind of crunchy texture. Luckily I’m enjoying the yarn since this may take weeks and weeks to knit. 🙂

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Danica is coming along very well. I’m on the third ball. I think one more and I’ll be done. The Patons SWS is becoming a favorite. Very nice to knit.

The needles have arrived so I can continue swatching for Pippa, but now I think there will be a change of plans. Along with the needles I needed I happened to order the Knit Picks Gloss (Dusk) necessary to knit Thermal. I can’t resist. Pippa is being bumped and I’ll be starting Thermal once I get it swatched.

And it’s official, Matt and I will be moving to Oregon this summer. Matt is getting ready to defend for his PhD (probably in July) and he is about to accept an offer for a wonderful job out in the Portland area. Yea! I’ll be close to some of my family as well as fields of sheep! Sorry about the abundance of exclamation points, but I’m so excited!!! I’ll miss my dear knitting Group, but I have a feeling I can lure them out once I reveal that we will be within one hour’s drive of Blue Moon Fiber Arts. 🙂

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