Waay Back – FO: Meditation Infinity Scarf

I know, everyone waited with baited breath to see my Maluka shawl in its completion. But I am hear today to say that it didn’t work out for us, and I blame it on short rows. Even though I had success with short rows previously, I just couldn’t seem to get them to work out in the Maluka pattern. So I abandon it and traded in for an infinity scarf/cowl deal-io.

Meditation Infinity Scarf
Meditation Infinity Scarf by Bea Schmidt.

This is the Meditation Infinity Scarf. I purchased this pattern back in November 2014, so this FO is about a year old now. I have worn it a few times, it keeps me warm at work. While I don’t have any pictures of it on me, it wraps around my neck comfortably three times.

Meditation Infinity Scarft
Meditation Infinity Scarf atop my cedar deck, a la dog scratches and all.

This is Blue Moon Fibre Arts Socks That Rock in Awesomesauce. This yarn would make a super-duper soft and form fitting pair of socks, but the high twist of this yarn made it too springy for this particular project. It was hard to block and curls on itself hiding the nice edging. I would certainly buy this yarn again for socks, the witty and lively colorways are irresistible.

WIP: Cascade Falls – Three’s a Charm

I have had the Cascade Falls sweater pattern in the works for, um lets see, many months now. Not because I have put it down and ignored it, but because I have had to re-do this puppy three times. In the previous two times I had gotten pretty dern far too. I will say that on my third go I noticed that in previous attempts I had made mistakes in the pattern and am happy that I have corrected them in round trois.

Cascade Falls sweater
Cascade Falls by Amanda Scheuzger

Oddly enough I haven’t shed any tears over the re-dos, this pattern is quite fun to knit, the cables break up the stockinette stitch to make it worth re-attempting. This pattern is also a bit of an experiment in the yarn department. I am using Caron Simply Soft, 100% acrylic in the bone colour way. I wanted to see how the acrylic yarn wears and also I think I paid just under $30 for 5 skeins.

Cascade Falls cable detail
Cascade Falls cable detail

 

Waay Back – FO: Foliage Cowl

Foliage Cowl
Foliage Cowl by Holla Knits

This finished object comes to you from the past, January-ish of 2014 to be inexact. This is the Foliage Cowl by Holla Knits, which appeared in their Holla Knits Accessories 2014 collection.

Guess what? Despite having knit it in January-ish of 2014, I haven’t even worn it yet. I took these pictures in the dead of summer this year. With winter just around the corner I hope this post reminds me that I have this cushy, leafy niceness in my drawer when the cold prison that is a Winnipeg winters finally sets in.

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, given the thickness of this yarn I wish I had completed one less leaf to have made it fit a bit snugger around my shoulders. The pattern was a super quick knit, a few evenings on the couch. It was fun to knit and is quite unique in my opinion. Thanks to My So- Called Handmade Life whose post I found this lovely pattern on.

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