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...
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!
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.
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.
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...