Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Here is Auden modeling Kira's Ruffles scarf, which I sent off in the mail today. I think it's cute – I don't love my choice of yarn, which made the scarf a little too thick and heavy. I hope it's long enough – I could have gone longer but I was so bored of knitting it! plus the heavy thing. And then I squashed it in the box with my nieces' other gifts, who knows what it will look like when it arrives!

Pattern: Ruffles scarf from Scarf Style.
Yarn: Scoubidu in stonewashed purple, 2.5 skeins
Needles: US6 straights.
Modifications: None

And here is my Anniversary sock for my mother, in progress. It is a very nice lace pattern, but it does something strange when I try it on and look at it stretched out - the lace skews to one side. I will have to take a close-up picture to show you. I am not changing it now, and I guess I'd better do the other one to match, but it looks odd to me.

These are clearly not going to be done for Hannukah, though I am knitting them faster than any sock I've knit before! I'm using my new Knitpicks DPNs, size 1.5 – I like that they are shorter than my other needles and the gauge seems good. My poor fingers are quite sore from their sharp points, though (good for the mini-cables) and I'm not sure how I'm feeling about their weight.

So that's all the knitting that's going on chez Hilary! I need to start something else mindless to take with me to Wizard of Oz rehearsals (Eli's a Munchkin) etc. Maybe I will make a teacher scarf after all ...


kathy in juneau said...

It's adorable!! I think it's plenty long. My, you have been BUSY!

Love the sock - can't see any weirdness from here.

Stell said...

curious about the lace twisting, wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are precious, and the scarf looks great too!
Odd about the lace problems, it may just be because all cirular knitting in a spiral that sometimes acts more like a spiral than a cylinder. Who knows?

Hilary said...

I have to confess to all of you who leave nice compliments on the pictures that when they are good, it's because the resident professional (not me!) is taking them.

When he gets back from his business trip I'll get him to take a closeup of the lace weirdness. (Because he has nothing better to do than photo shoots for me. :)

tiennie said...

What a sweet picture! Pretty scarf!

Teal said...

Love your pictures and the model. The socks look amazing.

Rebecca said...

I haven't really been drawn to that scarf in ScarfStyle until I saw yours! It is so cute! And it looks lovely on your daughter despite the fact that it is being mailed to someone else. The recipient will love it.

The Anniversary Socks are on my future knit list. How bizarre that it skews when you try it on. I wonder what is up with that?

Debbie said...

LOVE the sock pattern. Where did you get it?

Hilary said...

I can't figure out how to reach you -- the sock pattern is "Anniversary Socks" from Interweave Knit's "Favorite Socks." Thanks for stopping by!