Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Knitting

Mom and I went to a knitting store the other day in Sarasota - a great place in an antique shop. The woman who owned the place had great yarns and patterns, all kinds of fun things - like a knitted stuffed pig. She had two skeins of purple silk fabric cut up into long strips for knitting - so I bought them and made a scarf. Garter stitch to keep it from being too long and stringy - which I don't like in a scarf.

It doesn't photograph very well, but is really pretty, with bits and pieces of lavender silk poking out. 1 day of work, and done. Ready to wear in this cold March weather. Lovely and warm. Satisfying.

17 comments:

sukipoet said...

Wonderful scarf. Looks quite elegant. Remember to breathe.

Artist Unplugged said...

Beautiful scarf! Hope you have a good day today....

studio lolo said...

ooooh, I love it! A friend made me one like that in turquioses and blues. I love how they look.

I'm getting a sense you love pastel colors. This is quite pretty.

Lynn said...

That's a very arty scarf Mim...my style with all the loose ends...I love it. Let's see a photo of you wearing it! When I enlarged the photo it showed very well! Pretty.

Debra Kay said...

Love it! I'd leave it on the wall-it looks good there.

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

I would wear it proudly! It's beautiful. If your looking for a home for it ~ I'm on it! Take care and thanks for sharing

soulbrush said...

very therapeutic to knit, lovely colours, goes well with the green lizards/gekkos. hope you doing okay.

kj said...

keep those hands moving, mim. your heart's right there steering it all.
xo

differenceayearmakes said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

You'll have to tell me the name of the shop so I can check it out.

Teri C said...

Beautiful colors and so unique! When you are not wearing it, that is a great place to hang it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow the colors and texture are great.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I would have never thought of a silk scarf like that, it's so wild like windblown hair and the color is like velvet pansies...I am ready for spring and would even wear that scarf as a sash, maybe?

Maxine Lu said...

Hi there. It is so nice to see you again... here with your friends on your beautiful site. Your "life journal" is wonderul!

Take care!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mim!
ohhhh! i just love it! you did a fabulous job!
xoxoxo
melissa

marianne said...

I love the scarf! And the gekkohooks!

Mim said...

it's a great scarf and very warm for these cold days. Very easy to do also, and if you have scraps of fabric or lenghts, it is cheap also. I am thinking of attempting a jacket or long vest with some silk fabric that I have but need to work on the pattern.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh thats pretty. It should keep you warm and look smashing too. :)
I still have one half done I started in December. Shame on me. I could be wearing too.