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Tres Chic Veronique


Raised Dots vs. Pods

I was *very* hung over on sunday (the Red Bamboo Brooklyn is the place to party!). I absolutely did not have the focus required to work on Rapunzel... My other project, Crumpets (which I just realize I haven't blogged about, oops), has reached the non-ending stockinette part. Not only is it boring, but I also hate Cotton Ease: it's hard, tightly spun, heavy and hurts my hands. Yuck. It's good drunk knitting but bad hung-over knitting.

Anyway. I had to do it: I cast on for a new project. I *had* to, I tell you.
Lisa and I walked around the lovely neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn on saturday and made it all the way to Knit A Way, where I picked up 3 skeins of Teseo yarn. It's self-striping, just like Noro yarns, but all in shades of red. (Hey, just like my tattoos! Thanks for all the nice comments by the way!). It took me most of the afternoon of staring at stitch patterns from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge, and then I found the perfect stitch. Aaaah. I felt better instantly.
Here's a shot of the scarf so far, with this lovely single ply, 55% wool, 45% microfiber yarn.
Raised Dots Scarf: a new project!
See the stripes?
And I know you want a closeup:
Raised Dots Scarf- Closeup
I'm tentatively calling it Raised Dots. Descriptive, yes; poetic, no.
Oh, wait! It reminds me of a necklace that I've been dying to get, by Small Things Designs, called Pods. It's the one at the bottom.
small thingsdesigns
Ah ha! Pods Scarf. Is that a better name? Hmm, maybe not...

By Veronique
On Monday, March 20, 2006
At 3/20/2006 05:50:00 PM