...to a perfect birthday week!
My Bleeding Hearts Gathered Scarf was finished on our drive home from our trip to the snow!
I eeked it out of one skein too! I'll admit, I was a bit nervous last night when it didn't look long enough, but I blocked what was knit so far and it grew about 15 inches over night!!
Pattern: Gathered Scarf
Yarn: Socks that Rock mediumweight, colorway Bleeding Hearts ONE SKEIN!!!
Needles: US 5 and US 8
Measurements: 5" x 65"
Cast on: February 11, 2009 (happy birthday me!)
Finished: February 15, 2009
Modifications: A few that I read about on lots of ravelry project pages. I went up needle sizes. I started with the garter stitch portion of the scarf first. I cast on a few extra stitches for more width (54 stitches total). Not sure I would do that again. I also alternated the decreases between ssk and k2tog as some suggested on ravelry (e.g., one full row of ssk, next decrease row k2tog).
I do know that I will definitely be knitting at least one more of these! In sock yarn! And in other yarns! I fell in love with this one and have a skein of Peru just calling its name!
I finished the last 10 inches of the scarf while Snowboarder drove us home today...it was snowing for a good 60 miles! And then rained all the way home....thanks Snowboarder!!
And tomorrow....I only have to knit!! Yay for 3-day weekends!