Monday, February 08, 2010

Strawberryfields

Monday is usually not my favorite day of the week, but I'm quite happy today. I just received a phone call from Hannah! She's still alive despite big spiders in the house. It's quite overwhelming for her to be in Australia right now. She feels a little like an outcast, even though she has friends there. What a great adventure for her, I'm a little jealous.

Meanwhile, thanks to all your well wishes my left hand is MUCH better. I'm still giving it some more rest, and try to do the same for my right hand, since it's the one picking up the slack from my left hand. I've tried a little spinning over the weekend, with many breaks, but didn't even think of picking up the sticks. Hook and granny square are packed away for whenever. So sad.

Well, as promised I've still some FO's to show you. This is Hattie's Rose Garden scarf, made in October/November 2009! Oy!

Erdbeerfeld by Bea's Farben, 60% wool 20% silk 20% bamboo, 420m
I've received this lovely yarn from Bea as a gift for test knitting some socks for her. She's got a new and wonderful sock design coming up soon, but I'm not going to be able to test knit this time. Another sad.

Hattie's Rose Garden Scarf-12inch. x 72inch.-6

Scarves dent to get boring, just because they are so long! This one kept me going because I was looking forward to dropping stitches on purpose. :o) In the end I had to fight each and every stitch down the ladder, but I showed them who's boss! Very satisfying to do so.

Hattie's Rose Garden Scarf-12inch. x 72inch.-4

pattern: Hattie's Rose Garden (rav link) by Cynthia Joseph, it's a FREE pattern, you'll just have to send an e-mail to get it
yarn: Bea's Farben, color Erdbeerfeld, 60% wool, 20% silk, 20% bamboo, 100g/420m (I used all of it, just a few inches left)
needles: 3.25mm
size after blocking: 12" x 72"
start-finish: Oct. 24-Nov. 21, 2009
I cast on 51 stitches.

Hattie's Rose Garden Scarf-12inch. x 72inch.-1
I like how the dark color zig-zagged throughout the scarf. It's a lovely scarf, and a fun knit.

I'll be back soon!

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25 comments:

CelticCastOn said...

beautiful scarf and you chose a perfect yarn as usual. Glad Hannah's still alive ;) she'll have alot of fun!

Virginia said...

Ooh! Really really lovely. I'm a big fan of both the yarn and the pattern you chose. How gorgeous is that?

How are your hands/wrists feeling?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Glad to hear you're doing better. Great scarf!

knottygnome said...

i'm not usually a big fan of dropped stitches but this looks really nice! i especially like the multicolors.

momsue84 said...

Glad to hear your hand is doing better. I love, love the scarf. I'll be requesting it today. Gorgeous colors, too.

Iris said...

I recently made a crochet hook grip per this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnyAKzdcbeY

which totally resolved the hand issues I was having while crocheting the 18 pin cushions I made around Christmastime. (thank you, again, for the link!)

Iris said...

P.S. I love the scarf, especially how the colors zig-zag up its length.

Walden said...

So beautiful. The colors go perfectly with that pattern.

Crystal said...

Very nice! I agree, the zigzagging colour is definitely a plus :)

Schmuckstück said...

Der ist aber hübsch !! Besonders schöne Farben hat er

LG Eva

Michelle said...

Nice scarf! It's funny how yarn can pool sometimes. Glad your hand is feeling better. Hopefully Hannah is having fun. It's good to go have some adventures while you still can.

Kathy... said...

Glad to hear that your hand is better. I also am jealous of your daughter's trip. I've always wanted to go to Australia....perhaps some day!

Carrie K said...

That striped out very nicely!

I'm glad your hand is better and I'm happy to hear Hannah survived the spiders and Australia. She'll feel at home in no time. And then she has to come home. :)

Anonymous said...

love the scarf - the pattern is great for hand painted yarns.

Hope Biko is OK too...
margieinmaryland

Life's a Stitch said...

I found that scarf to be a slow go. I'm tempted to try it again in brighter colours, though.

Bea said...

schön, dass deine Hand so langsam besser wird. Und - keine Angst, ich bin schon wieder am Entwerfen.

Allerdings ist das Thema "Widder" (mein Sternzeichen) - das passt nicht zu jedem. Auf Halde hab ich noch den Krebs (Sternzeichen von GöGa).

Der Schal ist sehr schön geworden. Hält das Muster zusammen, wenn man dazwischen Maschen fallenlässt oder leiern die Mustermaschen neben den Fallmaschen mit der Zeit aus? *grübel*

Liebe Grüße,
die Bea

Sheepurls said...

Dieses Tuch sieht wunderbar aus und macht Sehnsucht nach einer Zeit in der es ausreicht ein Tuch über den Schultern zu tragen.(uns hat der Winter immer noch fest in seinem Griff)
Das Muster erinnert mich ein wenig an den Coin-Clapotis der schon seit Ewigkeiten auf meiner Liste steht. Aber auch gerade gestrickt hat das Muster was besonderes.
Petra

dillpickle said...

Lovely scarf! I knitted a drop-stitch scarf a few years ago - my first ever scarf and the first time venturing away from flat, seamed beanies (!?!). It was just plain stocking stitch which suited my capabilities at the time! It was fun watching the stitches run (once I got over the initial panic), until I realised that the way I'd cast on meant those stitches were unravelling too! Fortunately mum saved it ;-)

I'm glad your hand is improving!

Hege said...

Love the scarf!!!
And I'm glad your hand is feeling better.

Alice said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. The way the colors pooled just really adds to the whole thing. What a lovely FO!

Robin said...

Gorgeous! I love any pattern where I can drop a stitch on purpose! so glad you're wrist/hand is feeling some better.

Sharon V said...

What a beautiful scarf! And to think I spent all these years trying NOT to drop stitches!

Here's hoping Hannah has a wonderful time in Australia. I wonder if she'll pick up the accent. Won't that be cute!

SockPixie said...

This is such a beautiful scarf! It is so delicate, and the colors...I love it!

hakucho said...

That is one pretty scarf...very delicate :)

Gloria Patre said...

The colors are gorgeous! I made a shawl in a similar design and it IS so satisfying to drop those stitches and run them! LOL! It's beautiful to see it in a finer yarn & smaller project. Lovely!