Monday, January 28, 2008

First Finished Cables Project!!

I got a new winter coat Black Friday morning. It's brown wool and has a cream and pink lining. It desperately needed a pink scarf to match, but I was having a terrible time finding the right pink yarn at the right price. For Christmas I received a gift card to Ben Franklin's and there I was able to find some awesome yarn. (at least I thought) I bought two skeins of “Armytage” 100% wool in the colorway Very Grape. It has a great handspun look to it that I really loved. From the looks of the skein it had 3 colors, bubblegum pink, dark pink, and grey purple. And it was on sale!!! I used the Double Cable Skarf pattern from the book “One Skein”. The only alterations that I did was make it longer. When I started knitting I was very excited. The striping went dark pink, pale pink, dark pink, grey purple... then it went to a wine purple. At this point I stopped and looked at what colors the skein had been hiding. Tons of wine purple and grey purple. I was dissapointed. I really loved the pinks. I kept knitting though and finally finished the scarf last night. It's the perfect length at about 62”. I loved working up the pattern. Lots of fun with the cables. I'm still wishing it had more pinks in it. But, all in all I'm pretty happy with it. It's been growing on me. The scarf took me about 3 weeks to complete. (during spare evening time) I do have enough to make some fingerless gloves to match. Those will be cast on tonight or tomorrow.


iheartsnowcaps said...

I think it's gorgeous!!

bperry042 said...

Thanks iheartsnowcaps!!!