Thursday, January 04, 2007

FO: Puppy Paw Scarf

Pattern: Kid Merino Cat’s Puppy Paw Lace Scarf

Yarn: 25g (half a ball) of Anny Blatt Fine Kid (51% wool, 49% Kid Mohair) in Colour 84100 Orange, a birthday gift.

Needles: A 6.5mm bamboo circular needle. The stitches fitted just beautifully along the shaft of the needle.

I love this yarn. It unravelled pretty well for mohair (a good thing for this particular knitter) and stood up to several unravellings in the first few pattern repeats. The colours are gorgeous and well chosen. Mum reckons they match my hazel eyes. Also, Peggy has discovered it. She evinces little interest in knitting most of the time except to resent it or play put-the-paw-on-the-ball-of-yarn-so-Mum-has-to-pay-attention-to-me but with this, everytime it's out she nuzzles it and then rests her cheek on it. I may have to buy her a ball of her own.

Obviously the scarf isn't blocked yet, but it will have to wait until the weekend and I had to show you now.

Lessons learned:

  • Bamboo needles and kid mohair are a match made in knitvarnaTM.
  • Lace needs really pointy sticks – the vintage plastic needles I started this on, gorgeous stubby needles just crying out for scarf knitting that they are, were blunt as buggery and made this project a nightmare until I worked out pointy is best.
  • I have the attention span of an ADHD moth. I’ve multi-tasked knitting with everything else in my life for so long that concentrating on even basic lace was a challenge. This had to be knitted at home with only mindless tv and Peggy for company.
  • Apart from very pointy needles, a row counter is my best friend and should be used consistently and well.


Ginger_nut said...

Love the scarf - and clicked to check out your quality control pup - how cute are the little terriers :)I think my sister has a ball of that yarn so I will tell her to come and check it out.

Jejune said...

So nice to see it knitted up, and that it's won over Peggy's heart - a rare yarn indeed! Looking forward to seeing it blocked and worn when the weather is right :)