Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A lotta pink ...

This is one skein Silk Rhapsody, and 45 minutes later, I've got this wound ball. It almost didn't make it! It was so tangled up (doesn't look like it in the above picture, but the skein was pretty messed up somewhere in there). I had to muster all my patience to get it done right, since I couldn't afford to loose even one inch of it.

Because...
My mom has a friend. She is blind. Mrs. M got to touch my mom's Diamond Chevron Scarf I made for her, and she thought it was wonderful. My mom's a good friend. She asked me to get some Silk Rhapsody in either blue or pink colors. So I did. I would have chosen blue, but there weren't any. I bought it at Little Knits to an introductory prize, which was great. Pink is NOT my color and seeing the skein, I was not too impressed. It grew on me though.


At first I was pissed because of the pooling going on. As I knit on however, the pooling appeared to have it's own method and showed up in an orderly pooling fashion. Suddenly I LIKED it!


From the time I cast on for this scarf I thought it reminded me of Hubba Bubba bubble gum. There's a factory around here somewhere, and it smells of bubble gum, whenever we drive by it. I don't chew it, but I like the smell. (The gum in the picture is NOT Hubba Bubba, because I couldn't find any , ha!)



I hope my mom and her friend like the scarf. I'm going to wrap it up now and send it off on it's journey to Europe.
Here are the specs:
yarn: Artyarns Silk Rhapsody color # 110, one skein, on 4.5mm needles
pattern: Iris Schreier
size: 57" X 4.75"




Biko is resting in Karl's room. She goes there, whenever there's some sizzling going on in the kitchen.




11 comments:

meg said...

oh wow! that's absolutely divine. i love love love it. what a luxurious gift.

i loved hubba bubba when i was a kid. that and big league chew were a treat for me. so funny.

Kathy said...

Your scarf is gorgeous. How generous of you to make it for your mom's friend! She will surely cherish it greatly!

Biko is gorgeous also!
I enjoy your blog...

hakucho said...

They both will love the scarf...it's beautiful and I bet it is very soft...yummy :)

happy knitting :)

Sheila said...

Pink and all, the scarf just cries, "Touch Me!"

TracyKM said...

That is a beautiful scarf!
I have tried to figure out where you are. You mentioned once Aurora or York Region knitting guild, or the store, or something....so I'm wondering if you're near the Dip 'n' Lik, Bazooka factory on the 400? If not, I'd love to know where the bubble gum factory is, LOL!

Knitted Zebra said...

She's going to love it!!! It looks wonderful! Biko is beautiful as always!!

monica said...

I love the colors of the yarn, Vibrant and soft at the same time. Lovely scarf. Your dogs are so beautiful.

Dipsy said...

This turned out absolutely amazing! I'm so not a fan of pink either, but this colourway has something very appealing!

hexli said...

Sicher wird der Schal der Freundin Deiner Mom gefallen, bei soviel Geduld, die Du investiert hast. Man sagt ja, die blinden Leute sähen öfter besser, als wir Sehenden. Aber eigentlich sieht man ja nur mit dem Herzen richtig gut!
In diesem Sinne liebe Grüsse aus CH
LG hexli

twig said...

What a pretty girl!

Violiknit said...

The scarf is luscious! You're so nice to do this for your mom's friend.