January 15, 2014

From Susan – From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 8:36 pm

Yes.  The beard was ridiculous and tacky and embarrassing.  But today I will redeem myself!  Another Sweet Dreams from Boo Knits!  I love this pattern and will definitely make more (at least two or three more for sure).

At last year’s Yarnover, I bought a skein of Seda Sock in color Shiny Penny by The Grinning Gargoyle.  What a stunning color!  Copper and butterscotch and gold.  It shimmers because of the 50-50 blend of silk and merino.  My tres knitworthy daughter celebrated her birthday last week so I thought another scarf would be perfect.  She wears her black Sweet Dreams CONSTANTLY.

I presented this to her at dinner the other evening with family.  Lots of oohs and awwws.  Yay!  Plus she wore it to work and got many compliments.  A winner.

I made this in a weekend with 300 yards of fingering weight yarn.  It really felt great to see some fast results!  Blocking is easy because you just pin the long point.  LOTS of bang for the knitting buck!!


  1. I just checked in on the off chance there might be something new, and lo and behold! Happy birthday to your beautiful girl with her beautiful scarf, thanks for the linky, I might need to make one of these for my daughter. Or heck, even for myself!

    Comment by Angela — January 15, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

  2. Love it, but dang you gotta stop enticing me!

    Comment by Penny — January 15, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

  3. I need to get that pattern. It really is a winner.

    Comment by Joanna — January 16, 2014 @ 1:30 am

  4. I’m not usually drawn to those colors, but oh my!

    Comment by Suzan — January 16, 2014 @ 9:29 am

  5. Happy birthday to your daughter, and what a beautiful gift.

    Comment by Susan — January 16, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

  6. I love these damn BooKnits shawlettes. Easy and fun to knit with great instructions. I have given several as gifts and will need to finally make one for myself soon.

    Comment by Catherine S. — January 17, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

  7. Beautiful knitting! Me likey…

    Comment by Julie in San Diego — January 18, 2014 @ 4:37 am

  8. I would love to know more about the pattern and the yarn, particularly the color as it is a perfect University of Texas burnt orange!


    Comment by Dianne Boyd — January 19, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

  9. Thank you , thank you, thank you!!! This blog post is all it took to get me out of a knitting funk that I have been in for several months… The simple shawlette that you show is so pretty and is a perfect project to toss me back into the knitting arena! I am sure your daughter is super pleased with the beautiful piece that you knit for her birthday! Happy belated to her! Thank you again for sharing! ~Susan

    Comment by Susan — January 23, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

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