2.02.2011

FO: knitting the blues

"Not Noro Striped Scarf" in Rowan Tapestry 
Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood
Yarn: Rowan Tapestry, 2 balls each of colours SH 170 Country and SH 176 Whirlpool
Size: 5" x 88"


Knit up in Rowan Tapestry ~ "a modern blend of wool and soybean protein fiber; the yarn has a slightly felted look. It is soft and has a gentle drape. This self-striping yarn knits up into stripes that shade subtly from one to the next."  Tapestry is discontinued but still available in some yarn shops and on ebay for really reduced prices.  It's a yarn I'm sorry to see go.  If you can still find it I highly recommend it for knitting accessories.


It's been a while since I've blogged ~ but we're still here and doing fine.  Home today with the "big" blizzard which wasn't big by Canadian standards, but we did get about a foot and a half of snow that's been causing white outs and some pretty impressive snow drifts. We're inside with the woodstove on enjoying pristine winter views.
 
 
What better to keep warm while shovelling snow than a snuggly new scarf?  I finished knitting this just before Christmas, but wanted to share it on the blog.  Both Nicole and I have gotten some cozy, warm wear from this scarf.  It's the same as my other one in berry reds, knit in my favourite blues.  Knitting these striped scarves is addictive, I don't tire of the colour changes.  I like scarves very long - at 88" it can be worn in all sorts of ways.  http://ravel.me/ReneeKnitsToo/9p9af


Nina finished her show Championship in 2010 and was a delightful girl in the ring.  Now we've moved on to the fun stuff...  obedience and tracking.  She has a lot of hair and looks very grown up ~ just 9 months old in this photo.

I've been sewing, not so much time for knitting.  Very adorable baby boy quilt to share soon .

Be well, stay warm and tell those you care about you love them.
Renee

12 comments:

jillian said...

Beautiful scarf! I too love the Tapestry, especially for striping. I may have to copy you with some Tapestry in my stash!

Z said...

yes, the scarf looks great!!!!
congrats!

Jody said...

beautiful scarf! makes my knitting fingers itch for one!

Michelle said...

The blues look great on the scarf. I'm sure she'll do great in obedience. We started Rally this year and we're having fun even though there's only been two classes so far due to snow.

Julie said...

That scarf is so pretty, and I love the way you tied it. Gorgeous poodle, too.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a treat to see you posting again! Lovely scarf and decadently long for extra coziness :) Nicole is a very stylish model ~

Nina is so impressive at how she has developed. Such a joy to see that the long wait has been rewarded!

YarnSnob said...

I think I've just found the perfect project for my tapesty, thank you

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Yay, Nina! What obed. classes are you taking with her? When is the show coat scheduled to come off? Oh, I remember...when you get the CKC certificate in your hot little hands!

Celestial said...

I have to admit that I'm totally going to copy you on the scarf. I saw it and was immediately reminded of a family member who might hurt me if I don't make them one. Just kidding. Thankfully I ran across just the right colors at a LYS we stopped by on a spontaneous evening out!

peaknits said...

That scarf looks totally purchased - and that is a huge compliment - that's how I mean it. :) It is gorgeous! And Nina, she is adorable and such a grown up already!

t does wool said...

gosh,that is gorgeous Renee..
good to see you back ;)

Jean said...

Love your scarf. What pretty yarn. Love the color.

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