Saturday, January 01, 2011

On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

A warm bath and a good stretch - what a wonderful way to spend New Year's Day!  That's exactly what my finished Colorful Waves Scarf has been doing.  After soaking in the sink for a while, I laid it out to block in the guest room, closely supervised once again by Chloe, who was, it turns out, far more interested in the shiny pins than in the yarn.  She must not like the colors, either.

She kept nibbling on the pin closest to her, and looking at me reproachfully whenever I tried to shoo her away.

I wasn't sure if the scarf would block or not.  It's Patons Kroy Sock, which is 75% "washable wool" and 25% nylon.  I tested a few inches of it yesterday.  It still curls in, but more gracefully, as a piece of lace instead of a tangle of stitches.  I was amazed by how wispy and drapey the blocked fabric is.  So now, nearly every pin I have is helping to hold it down to block the rest.

Every pin except for one.  Which I know I stuck in there.

Chloe is looking smug.

Meanwhile, it's still Christmas!  And while I'm already getting to work on my Epiphany sermon for next Wednesday's Middle and Upper School chapel services, I am doing a little knitting on a prayer shawl that has been in progress for...  Well.  I resolve to finish it this year.


Cathy said...

O ye of little faith- the scarf is lovely. I imagine those colors will look wonderful with a jacket on a cold grey day or to dress up a plain skirt and clergy shirt!


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

What a pretty scarf and I love the others you made as well -- and I especially loved your "days of Christmas" posts which I've just caught up with now. Delightful!
Happy New Year and I can't wait to see your sweater!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful scarf!

I can't help but think "every pin but your one sharpest, you mean. Every pin but the one you sent"
"Yes, yes, of course, naturally not that one"

So, thank you for that unintended little Princess Bride interlude.