Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmastime Knitting

Since the looms are not exactly portable, what I bring along to do during the few idle moments at the in-laws over the holiday weekend is knitting.

This is definitely a stash-reduction effort. What I've been working on is knit with two strands - one a thick silk singles, space-dyed in turquoise, purple, and fuchsia, the other a brushed mohair in a mix of reds and purples:

The knitted fabric is thick, soft, and fuzzy:

There were enough idle moments (mostly when the rest of the family were watching football) to finish the knitting:

The finished scarf is about 5 inches wide, and ends in points and tassels. It goes into inventory as soon as I trim the longer tassel so they match :-)

The mohair is very nearly used up, but I probably have enough of the silk yarn to knit another long narrow scarf. I'll measure it before I begin! Come to think of it, there's some turquoise mohair in the stash that might work with the silk...

1 comment:

Laura Fry said...

Gotta love knitting to use up those bits of yarn that are too long to toss, too short to weave. :)

Hope you're having a great holiday season.