Friday, June 27, 2014

FO Friday - Modeled By a Happy Old Man

TGIF!  Is everyone else as ready for the weekend as I am?  What are my fellow crafters working on?

Even though I've been knitting away on 101 projects lately, I haven't actually gotten much off the needles (damn my startitis).  Which also means I haven't done a Fiber Arts Friday post in awhile.  But, hey, look at this...

I love my model! #airysummerinfinityscarf is finally off the needles! #Cascade #UltraPima #infinityscarf #dogstagram #handknit #happydog #love #smile

Why yes, that is a finished object, and yes, that is my rock star model Zeus (isn't he just the most handsome boy you've seen in an infinity scarf?)!  

I finally bound off my Airy Summer Infinity Scarf and I absolutely love it!  

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Pattern - It's a freebie on Ravelry (click through my project link to find it).  I honestly don't remember how I came across it, but find it hard to believe there are so little projects in Ravelry.  This is a fun, easy pattern, and not only does it make a great summery scarf as the name would imply, it's great for gift knitting as well.

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Yarn - Cascade Ultra Pima Paints in Desert Sage.  Originally I was leaning toward one of the blue colorways, but stepped away from my usual comfort zone a bit and am so glad I did.  The colors are a little neutral and somewhat perfect!  The pattern calls for 1.5 skeins, however I would estimate it was more like 1.25 skeins.  I'm thinking about picking up another skein to make a second one for a gift.

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Needles - Knitter's Pride Dreamz interchangeable circulars (which, btw, I was never interested in interchangeable needles until I started working at my LYS... now I'm hooked) in sizes 8 and 15, as the pattern calls for.  I love the effect you get from switching to the larger needle for a couple of rows.  It just adds that extra little something-something to the pattern.

As I said, this was a fun knit and I will make it again.  I enjoyed working with the Cascade Ultra Pima cotton as well.  It's not harsh on your hands at all, and knits up like a dream (especially on those smooth Dreamz needle tips).  My "Happy Old Man" approves... 

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8 comments:

tubby3pug said...

both dog and scarf are lovely

retro rover

Cathy Johnson said...

I think Zeus likes that scarf and who can blame him, it's gorgeous.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Love it! And you make a FAB model!
Thanks for linking up to our pet parade!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Love your dog in your scarf! What a great model!

I made an infinity scarf and really like it. Looking at yours, I think I will make another one, but longer.

Sue said...

We think you should make one for each of the dogs. It looks great on Zeus.

Bailey said...

I spent most of the week pulling out what I did last week. It's amazing what one mistake can do.

I have to get started this week crocheting a shawl I want to wear to a wedding in a few weeks.

Word Lily said...

I'm working on a project in that same yarn right now, and loving it too. Great cowl.

Marjie said...

Zeus simply looks very happy to be playing with you, even if it is for something silly like modeling! Great scarf; I love the colors.

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