4.18.2014

Shetland Lace Scarf is finished!

This odd cold snap we're experiencing, gives me a last minute chance to wear my new scarf.  
This scarf was officially begun in February 2014 and as this is not a difficult pattern at all, methinks I'm just a slow knitter.  Can you tell I adore my poncho?!
The yarn has all of the colors of nature woven through, with just a touch of metallic thread here and there for a little sparkle.  It took me about halfway through to get used to knitting with this ornerous separating thread, and after that had no problem at all.  It finished at 7 1/2" x 82". 
I really like this easy, yet pretty, lace pattern.  It looks a lot more complicated to knit than it was.  Next time I will choose a thinner yarn in a solid color, knitted on smaller needles, so the pattern will be more obvious.  There's a little more about the Shetland Lace Scarf on my ravelry page.

And for those that might be interested, I've added a big button to the pocket of my poncho.  Now, it's perfect!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

  1. I don't think you are a slow knitter at all - it's only a few weeks since February. The buttons look super and make the flap look more as if the shape had a purpose to it./

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    1. You are alleviating some of my fears of being so slow as it seemed a scarf should knit up more quickly. To be fair, it was picked up and put down quite a bit. Great point about the poncho button - as it did give the flap's shape a 'purpose'! Thank you Sarah Liz!

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  2. The simple button on the poncho pocket sets it off like I can't believe! It's true that it really is "the little things." Love, love, love that scarf, too.

    Now I'd like you to stop posting all the glamorous pictures modeling the clothing you've made. I look down at my own outfit and give a big sigh. For instance, what do I have on right now? Loose (but comfy) cordouroy slacks, a turtleneck my husband wore with a sportcoat for teaching waaaay back in the 80s when that sort of thing was the style, and a zip up the front hooded sweatshirt. You look like a model straight out of a magazine and in comparison I am a frump. (An acquaintance from years ago, when caught in one of her at-home outifits, would say, "I'm not trying to make a fashion statement here") Guess I'll just keep using that excuse and marveling at your lovely outfits! (Yes, I'm jealous, why do you ask?) ;o)

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    1. Now, now Mama Pea, you sound quite warm and cozy for your Minnesota crazy weather... and no you are not a 'frump'! Just wait until your warmer weather kicks in, as surely it should at some point?!, and you can make a couple of sleeveless tops to wear while working out in your gorgeous gardens. That's the way I'm looking at my clothes - they are for my 'daily life', to be 'lived' in. Thank you ever so much for your oh-so-kind compliment!

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  3. Well, being as how I can't knit at all, I have nothing to say about your speed. But I will say that scarf is lovely. Sure wish we could meet and you could give me lessons :)

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    1. Oh Barbara, we would have such fun learning new things from each other, wouldn't we?! Thank you!

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  4. Beautiful scarf and yes the large button makes a statement! Perfect for this strange weather for spring time. I would love to knit or even crochet, thinking this will next on my list to learn. Probably crochet, since I know a basic stitch.

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    1. Crochet would be a great place to start as then you won't have to worry about dropping stitches and such. There are many lovely and free patterns on ravelry... and ravelry is also a great 'help' forum too. Thank you!

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  5. I adore your poncho too. A beautiful piece and so much more amazing that you sewed it yourself. I'm just beginning to sew and love stopping by to see what you've done.

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    1. I'm so glad you are sewing too as it is a truly an incredible feeling to make things for oneself. This poncho was not a difficult make. You could easily make one for yourself, and if you do, please send me a photo, I'd love to see. Thank you Cr!

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