Sunday, October 7, 2007

Diamonds are Forever

This is another Diamond Fantasy (scarf version) by Sivia Harding. I used 2 skeins of Koigu and US 5 needles. While I prefer to knit and wear the larger shawls – they simply aren’t practical in the same way the smaller scarfs are. As much as I’m all for being a non-conformist, I’m simply not comfortable sweeping into the grocery store wearing, say, my Pacific Northwest Shawl. On the other hand, these little scarfs are just the thing to tool around town conducting everyday life. I find they give a great pop of color to an outfit and are easy to wear. What’s not to like about that! You would also be surprised at the number of people who express an interest in what I'm wearing ~ and I do my best to convert them into knitters!

I also never get tired of blocking these shawls. I particularly like this shawl because it has a very Gothic feel (described more fully in my earlier post A Modern Take on Gothic).

As to non-knitting news, Mr Puffy and I are happily ensconced back in Topanga which is, for both of us, where we feel at home. I am also looking forward to this week because I'll be able to go to the Santa Monica's Farmer's Market on Wednesday which is the best local farmer's market. I sense an apple pie in our near future.

5 comments:

Bridget said...

Gorgeous! I'm really going to have to try that pattern some day when I can knit again ...

You and Mr Puffy are planning an apple pie???!!! Even the smell of an apple pie baking can send me into raptures ...

jillian said...

Stunning (as always). You have such a great eye for patterns and colors. And Apple Pie???? Yum.

Monika said...

It's very beautiful and I can't belive it only took 2 skeins of Koigu!!!

A South Park Republican said...

You're scarf is beautiful! And I totally know what you mean about not feeling comfortable waltzing around town in a big ole shawl ... I love the big shawl but it doesn;t seem like something you could wear a lot.

Diana said...

The scarf is absolutely gorgeous. I have yet to knit a shawl or anything lace weight. I have a fear of lace weight knitting.