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Tres Chic Veronique


The Professorly Argyle Scarf and Gift Theft

(That little label that's whited out by the flash? It says "Tres Chic Veronique"!)

Pattern specs:

Pattern: My own! I found the chart for the knit/purl argyles in one of Jess' many knitting books (seriously, this girl could open a knitting library!). Since I lost the chart the very next day, I recharted it from "memory" on graph paper. I'm sure I unintentionally added some personal touches... I worked 3 pattern repeats, plus 3 edge st worked in garter st. Also, to avoid those annoying garter bumps at the edges, I slipped the first st of every row *with yarn in front*: this creates a nice braid-like edging. Oh, and I started and ended by working 6 rows of garter st, to prevent curling.
Yarn: Chocolate alpaca from A Touch of Twist, purchased for the ridiculous sum of $20 for over 600 yds at Rhinebeck. No wonder there was such a long line!
Needles: US 4 addis. Man, knitting a scarf on size 4 needles takes forever.
Width: ~10" depending on how much you stretch it.
Length: For some reason, I'm under the impression that scarves should be as long as the wearer is tall. So I made a 6 foot long scarf. I had *just* enough yarn. See how much I had left after binding off?

Happy Holidays, Prof M!

Have you heard about the Spiders' annual holiday party? We had a White Elephant gift exchange, where you can either open a gift or steal one of the already-opened gifts. Now, although I get a thrill out of ripping through wrapping paper, when you're the 10th person to open gifts out of 16, it makes sense to steal, right? Sorry Cathy! Here she is (streaked lights and all), opening the gift that I eventually stole from her:
It's a Misocrafty pouch!! I have been trying to get one of these from PureKnits, but they are perpetually sold out. (Yes, I'm on the mailing list, but I'm just not quick enough. Amanda, who gifted this, somehow managed to buy 3. THREE?!).

By Veronique
On Wednesday, December 20, 2006
At 12/20/2006 12:44:00 PM