Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm not a Knitter?

Steve has advised me that he is no longer going to call me a Knitter - instead he's going to call me a "Fiber Artist." He makes me laugh - and on top of everything else he's very artistic to boot! I have to confess this "still life" picture was Steve's idea from start to finish (I think maybe Steve's the Fiber Artist). For me, I'm happy being a Knitter - but enjoy his compliment in the spirit intended!

This scarf is soft, warm, and pretty and was made for my dear friend, Jane, who is a great walker and needs a scarf to keep her warm on those walks! When I'm in San Clemente we go for long walks on the beach - sometimes for as far as 5 miles (or does it just feel like 5 miles - I can't remember now). I'm thinking that I need a warm hat for those walks now that it's cold out! I've had my eye on Ysolda's Gretel hat - it looks very warm. She's a very talented designer and her Arisaig (free pattern on Knitty) is on my list of 101 "1,001 Things I Must Someday Knit."

The drape and feel of this scarf is just divine. It is very light weight despite the density of the fabric. (If you "click" on the picture it will enlarge it and shows the details much better). I washed and gave it a gentle block (no pins) and then took a page from Last Minute Knitted Gifts ("LMKG") and used "Twisted Cords" to tie the package. LMKG also has a similar scarf pattern ("The Purl Scarf") to this scarf in that it uses related color but different yarn textures to create depth and beauty.



Specs: Lace Scarf With Ruffles from Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio. I used 2 skeins of Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio, Petite Babeurre (70% Alpaca/30% Silk) stranded with GGH Soft-Kid (I used 2 skeins). The pattern recommended Rowan Kidsilk Haze but I wasn't able to find as good a color match as I did with the GGH Soft-Kid. US 6 needles. Finished Dimensions: Length 44" / Width 7"


Now, if I only knew where Mr Puffy was ........ he was here just a minute ago. Where, oh where, is he????


Oh there he is! Mr Puffy does love a good joke! Notice his necklace - just another handy use for the "twisted cord" technique used to wrap Jane's present!

9 comments:

Bridget said...

So ... will you have to change the name of your blog? ;-)

That is a really cool photo, by the way. The scarf is beautiful, and I love the color. I am guessing that your friend will be completely blown away with such a gift!

That Mr Puffy - I love his hiding place! Our cats love to sit and "lounge" in one of the bushes in our garden ... then all of a sudden, you hear a lot of rustling, and the next thing you know - PLOP! Cracks me up every time ...

Monika said...

What a lovely scarf! It looks soft and cozy, I imagine it aroudn my neck. Very feminie too! :o)
The "Stil life" looks great! Mr. Puffy in hiding is hilarious. The way he's looking out from the bushes, too cute! :o)

A South Park Republican said...

What a pretty and feminine scarf! Great gift.

I love when my critter hide, thinking they are slick and are totally fooling me, and it is all I can do to play along without saying, "Um, brainiac, your tail is sticking out, I SO SEE YOU!"

Silvia said...

Beautiful scarf! It does looks very soft- your friend will be overwhelmed!
Fiber Artist, huh? To me that always sounds like someone who makes macrame sculptures...
I think Mr Puffy needs orange safety sweater. I could never fail to locate my 80lb doodle- she's impossible to miss!

jillian said...

As always, a gorgeous knitted work of art! Your friend will be speechless :)

amanda said...

That scarf looks divine! I'm sure it will be loved.

Sherry said...

Fiber artist has a nice ring to it. The scarf is very beautiful.

Do I dare ask: Is it any wonder why Mr. Puffy is hiding? He's wearing a pink necklace. You know, even though it's a lovely necklace, he has his image to maintain:-).

Windyridge said...

Mr Puffy would get along well with my jungle kitty. Take a look at the latest photo on my site.

That scarf pattern is very lovely. Different.

Knitted Gems said...

I am amazed at how patient Mr. Puffy is in all his model shots. What a fun personality he has!

Your pink scarf is very pretty. I love the lace detail in it and the frilly edges.