Sunday, October 14, 2007

Morning Surf Scarf!















I didn't mean to let you wait for my next blog post, but there was so much to do, the weather went from sizzling hot, to pretty cold. What that means is, that blocked items are slow to dry now, since I haven't turned on the heating yet.
I've been knitting, some of it I can't show you yet, but this scarf saw some sunshine today and I could take it off, of the blocking wires.
This project was a LOVE project from the moment I ripped open the envelope, and found this breathtaking roving. I started spinning the same day. It's merino/tencel blend, but only 2oz. It was a challenge to find the perfect pattern for this yarn, and I wanted to knit this right away.
So, here it is:
pattern: free Morning Surf Scarf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
yarn: my own handspun, 2 oz merino/tencel, 2-ply lace weight ( 25 WPI), ~ 216yds
needles: 3.25mm
size after blocking: 6.5" x 50"
The roving was Spunky Eclectic Fiber of the month Club, "Aspen". I love it!






50 comments:

Tanja said...

Wunderschön, Monika! Der Schal sieht sooo edel und zart aus! Bewundernswert, dass Du die Wolle erst versponnen und dann so toll verstrickt hast!!

Liebe Grüße
Tanja

shannon said...

i love the photo story. lovely!

yarn and scarf are just amazing! great colors!!!

Teresa said...

I love this scarf! (The pitcher is gorgeous too..:D) The yarn was spun up so nicely, I'm so glad that you picked such a pretty pattern to knit up the yarn. It shows off the yarn just lovely. Great work. Now you can put it on and wear it to the local yarn store and show it off. :D

keri said...

That it gorgeous, great job!

June said...

You finally threw me over the edge to join Spunky's fiber club - this is just awesome!

Manuela said...

Hallo Monika

wow kann ich da nur sagen, dieser Schal ist ja ein Traum!!! Da muss ich gleich mal schauen, wo ich das Muster finden werde und ans Spinnrad sitzen, hätte da schon eine Ahnung, welche Wolle ich dazu nehmen werde.

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz Manuela

bellamoden said...

That is truly gorgeous!!!!!

Adrian said...

Now I understand why you were asking about my extra fiber. I'd have wanted this scarf to go on and on forever!

Nicole said...

Stunning. Perfect choices all around. I love it!

Chrissy said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!

Laritza said...

Lovely! you did a great job with the color distribution. Congratulations!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Just stunning. It's amazing how you were able to convert raw material to something so finished and elegant looking. Really nicely done - I hope that is for you, BTW!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous scarf! And your handspun makes it all that more special. Brava!

DAWN said...

That is simply beautiful! It is so lovely, the yarn, the pattern, the color. Beautiful.

Susanne said...

Wow Monika,
Dein Schal ist wunderschön. Wie die Farben so toll ineinander übergehen, einfach grandios. Du bis ein echte Spinn- und Strickkünstlerin und das auch noch in einem Mordtempo. Bei Dir müssen wirklich die Nadeln glühen ;-)).
Machst Deinem Blogtitel echt alle Ehre!
Danke für den Link auf die freie Anleitung. Das muß ich mir mal näher ansehen.
Übrigens: Trinket ist fertig! Wann kommt Deiner?
Bis bald und liebe Grüße
Susanne

Lucy said...

That is such a beautiful piece of wearable art! Congratulations... so lovely!

--Deb said...

Just gorgeous--all of it! Even to the Bee House tea pot . . .

Knittypants said...

oh, Monika, that's beautiful!

Elemmaciltur said...

Absolutely gorgeous! From start to finish!

Violiknit said...

Amazingly beautiful scarf! Those photographs are so artistic! You should do shots for fashion magazines :)

Tracy said...

Yummmmmmm

Debi said...

Oh Monika, that scarf is stunning - from roving to finished product it's WOW!!

Mariella said...

Such a beautiful scarf! I love the way you pictured it's creation from start to finish - Great Job!

2paw said...

to whoa, you really have the whole wool and knitting thing covered and the scarf is lovely. The colours are very Autumnal!!

pat said...

WOW Monika - such a gorgeous scarf! (and fun to see it's journey from roving to yarn to scarf too.
She should use your photos for the pattern!
I love your artistic photoshoot!

Maggie said...

I posted on the Spunky blog, and I have to post here, too. It's just so perfect. I'm going to express the sincerest form of flattery and make the same scarf in the same fibre. LOVE IT.

Robin said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the pattern and colors!!!

Morandia said...

wow... this turned out amazing! Fantastic

Angelika said...

I love the picture with the dark background the best. Like out of a magazine. Very exquisite work you did there.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

This scarf is absolutely breathtaking! I'm always blown away by your shots from roving to finished product. It seems like this pattern and yarn were made for each other. Awesome!!

Heike said...

Ich weiss garnicht was ich schöner finde: Deinen Schal oder Deine Fotos! Auf solche Ideen muss man erst einmal kommen. Besonders die Bilder mit den Kieselsteinen gefallen mir!

Bewundernde Grüsse schickt
Heike

Bobbi said...

that is beautiful! great choice on the pattern!

Kelly said...

WOW! What a beautiful scarf!
Love it!

Kat said...

Wow, what a fabulous progression!!!!

The roving was beautiful, the yarn is amazing, and the final result is stunning!

Donyale said...

I have had that pattern in my stash for so long - and it's so nice to see it knit. The hand-spun is SO lovely.

Hege said...

The scarf is beautiful!!
I've been wondering about knitting one myself after seeing it in several blogs now :)

And yes, we do have a lot of bugs here during the summer. But further north they have more ;)

Stefanie said...

Hallo Monika,
sieht super aus, dein Schal! Allein dieser Farbverlauf, toll; und so schön fotografiert... kannst dich echt freuen.
Liebe Grüße
Stefanie

Anonymous said...

Oh my. Forgive me, but it is fucking gorgeous! It's lovely, and the colors really play off the pattern. And vice versa. Thanks for sharing!

- MJ

Donna said...

I just wanted you to know that this made me go "Wow!" - it's lovely.

trailingyarn@bham.rr.com said...

That is beautiful - you found the perfect pattern for the yarn! How did you get the colors to line up so evenly in a two ply???

-elizabeth

Kathleen said...

You definately found the right pattern. As always, your work is exquisite.

Devonshire said...

That yarn is simply gorgeous!! As is the scarf.

eyeleen said...

OMG, that is just amazing! Beautiful!

Leah said...

This makes me want to spin up that yarn tonight! Bee-u-tee-ful! Your scarf, the yarn, everything about this project is lovely. I am so glad I have some of this in my stash. Your work is an inspiration.

Strickfimmel said...

Ich bin mal wieder die letzte, die ihren Kommentar zu diesem wunderschönen Schal abgibt. Als die tollen Fotos gesehen habe, war ich sprachlos und habe den Mund nicht mehr zugekriegt. Das Garn ist Dir supergut gelungen. Muster und Garn passen ausgesprochen gut zusammen und die Anleitung ist schon gespeichert.

Kris said...

The scarf is gorgeous! The pattern goes to well with the colors of the yarn.

hakucho said...

That's a beautiful scarf pattern, but I think it's beautiful because of your gorgeous handspun yarn...just breath-taking! I love it!!

Shannon said...

Wow, the handspun is gorgeous, the scarf is stunning, wonderful stuff to be found here on your site!

Lynn said...

I have come across Jackie's pattern a few times, but her photo doesn't do it justice - your scarf has totally enabled me into knitting this pattern now! Just beautiful, and your yarn (this coming from a brand-new spinner) is truly something to aspire to!