My Roslin is complete and blocking at this very moment.Â It seems like only yesterday I was sitting in a coffee shop with a hoodless hoodie in my lap, sipping lattes and wishing I was done.Â Hey, that WAS yesterday!Â Yeah, I had ripped back the hood a bit, but plundered on.Â I really wanted this thing to get wrapped up, so every obstacle was met with determination; every painful part of the process breached (i.e., sewing down the hems :)).Â
Here is my baby blocking:
Very hard to get a good shot.
An unblocked “Lettie” shot:
And the namesake:
I quickly started something new because I am an obsessed knitter 😉 — I plan on making a few small things before starting the next “big” thing!Â It is a scarf which I have named The Merci Scarf because I am making it as a thank you:
The yarn is drop dead soft: it is Cascade Autunno in Desert Shade (Color #34918, 98 yds/50 gms, 100% Fine Merino).Â I had never heard of it, but it is very soft with gentle variegation and a ragwool effect.Â I had trouble finding a stitch that would work because of the ragwool coloring — too much going on for many stitch patterns.Â Â I am using a seed rib as follows:
The Merci Scarf (multiple of 4x + 3 sts)
I am using US SizeÂ 8 needles and 35 sts
Row 1: *k3, p1* rep betw * * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 2: k1, p1, *k3, p1* rep betw * * to last st, k1
It is mindless and perfect for a scarf because it does not curl and is reversible.Â
When Rossie is dry, I’ll slap her back onto Lettie for better pics.
PS1 — AND one for Regina, another Roslin finisher!
PS2: I thought I was done, but seeing Regina’s picture reminded me that I need to add the little sleeve pocket, which I planned on doing after I blocked it