Grace and Gratification

October 9, 2008 at 7:24 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

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A new scarf, simply knit for a friend on 8 mm needles. Instant gratification… and the wonderful feeling I get from Actually Doing Holiday Knitting Before Christmas Eve. Not that I will not be doing that, but this project gave me the momentum I needed to push it along on other projects.

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Ordinarily, this is not yarn I would knit with… but, it was gifted to me and I found it a surprisingly nice yarn to with which to work. Although partially synthetic, I think that actually added to the nice hand of the yarn and the drape of the finished piece. The synthetic component is also nice because this scarf is going to a dear, dear, friend who doesn’t quite get that most handknits should not go in the washer.

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But what I love most is the graceful color changes… like autumn leaves or glowing embers.

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Specs:

Finished size: approximately 4″ x 56″

Yarn: Moda Dea Tweedle Dee, 1 ball (155 yds)

Pattern: this one (14 sts cast on)

Needles: 8.0 mm

Deep thoughts: love this pattern- the epitome of mindless knitting. A perfect project for a nutty week, when I need repetitive motion to lull me into a sense of peace during these troubled times…

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