February 02, 2005

Scarves, Scarves, Scarves...

This is a title you will rarely see on my blog, because, as I've said before, how many scarves does a girl need?

Apparently, three. This one was a recent birthday gift from my friend Jen, who just started her own, very cute blog, Postcards from Cleveland:

How did that librarian find her way into my bathroom?*

You may remember Jen's work from earlier posts of mine, notably, Postcard from Cleveland. It's a cute name, isn't it? I taught Jen to knit many years ago, and she has been churning out beautiful knitted objects from the start. This is the first that I've seen of her lace, however, and it's lovely. It's the perfect little scarflette for around my office, where the temperature seems to be set to "deep freeze". I wear it daily. Think it's strange that the knitted object in my wardrobe that gets the most play is not made by me? Not really. Knitting is like cooking - I love doing it and think my own is superb, but there's really nothing like a taste of someone else's. The second most worn FO in my wardrobe are my friend Mary's "freshly baked" socks.**

BTW, Jen's scarf is knit with less than a skein of Rowan kidsilk haze, pattern from Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Knitted Gifts - since I know someone will ask!

Scarf number two, also from Last Minute Knitted Gifts is my own recently completed Chevron Scarf. [click here for pattern notes]. The pictures Moxie took of me modeling in LA didn't really do it justice - the sun was just too bright and beautiful that day. Here's a better shot of the scarf, in the style that I'd actually wear it:


And here it is in its natural habitat, in the park with Caia:

Alright, so you can't actually see the scarf in the Caia shot, but Caia sure is cute, right?

And, of course, I'm still wearing my old standby, the original cabled scarf, made so many years ago.


*And does anyone have any idea how to stack two small pictures next to one larger on in Movable Type? This was the closest I could get!

**Second only because I don't take them to work. I have "home" and "away" socks - the special ones are used for sessions in my knitting chair at home.

Posted by Julia at February 2, 2005 04:47 PM
In caia | chevron scarf | main | talented friends


Hi, Julia,
I was Googling for the Anouk and came across your blog. My daughter would like me to make this in a 3-month size. Other than the Pima Tencel, were there any other yarns used in the knit-along that you would recommend?

Is there anything to take note of in the pattern?

I love the one you made in the original colors and yarn. My daughter would like pink as the main color. After six grandsons, this will be the ONLY girl and she wants everything "girlie!"

Thanks so much for any information.

Joan - In Maryland

Posted by: Joan at February 10, 2005 05:28 PM

Lovely scarves! I really like the colors of both of them. I still have to pick up this book... there are so many great patterns in there!

Posted by: Lolly at February 5, 2005 12:42 PM

Totally agree about the cooking/knitting of others. By the time I'm done cooking/knitting, I want to order in, no matter how tasty my own is. Love the little lace scarf. I must break down and get that book. I was avoiding it in hopes that if I didn't own a book with the title 'Last-Minute Knitted Gifts', I wouldn't have to knit any gifts at the last minute. Who am I kidding. Just buy the book. xoox Kay

Posted by: Kay at February 4, 2005 10:44 AM

Hey Julia, lovely pictures! Your doggy looks like mine!

I make tables to put pictures where I want them. You are welcome to view my source code, or I can email you some code.

Lemme know!

Posted by: jenny at February 4, 2005 02:56 AM

hmm...it looks like all my html got eaten by the comments so I'll email it to you :)

Posted by: Marnie at February 3, 2005 11:21 AM

Well, I am not a movable type person, but if you wanted to do anythign with HTML that involved stacking two images next to a single larger image, the best bet would be a table. Try this general code:

Posted by: Marnie at February 3, 2005 11:20 AM

I don't have MT and I am only guessing with the html for your pics so I could very well be off base:

substituting > characters for } otherwise the code won't show up

{img align=left src="source for small pic1"}
{img align=left src="source for small pic2"}
{mg align=right src="source for large pic"}

If that doesn't work I am sorry to have wasted our time.

I like your scarves, Cala is very cute and it's good to see you are adapting well to that white stuff.

Posted by: Tiffany at February 2, 2005 11:25 PM

Boy, do I need to try out that kidsilk haze. Every time I see it I think it looks and feels so nice that it makes me forget my previous bad experiences with other mohair yarns.
I think three scarves is on the low side of just enough, by the way! But I consider stoles and shawls to be part of the scarf family.
By the way, you need to add a ".com" to your friend's blog address to make it go...

Posted by: Emily at February 2, 2005 07:28 PM

Can you include me in the Charlotte's Web Shawl Knit (way way) behind? I just started and need some help in figuring out how much futzing around the mirroring needs to be. I have asked a few people and have gotten a lot of different responses (of course/natural). Just want to make sure I get a good understanding of it all.

Thanks! Great scarf!!!!

Posted by: Susan at February 2, 2005 07:00 PM

Well, of course! I'm so happy that you love the scarf! Cute pictures!

Yes the Airy scarf takes about 1/3 a skein of Kidsilk Haze -- yes, that's three for the price of one!


Posted by: Jen. at February 2, 2005 05:57 PM