Sunday, 25 November 2007

My finished architect's scarf!

I took these photos inside on this blustery day, having been for a walk and forgotten all about the scarf. Don't you find that capturing the colours can be quite frustrating? Much better to be inside with some tea and Swiss roll for an awkward knitting photo shoot. This is officially my Homely Hero's scarf, a super early Christmas present, and its also my first serious knitting project completed.

Some knitting facts:

Black Forest worsted weight malabrigo from Get Knitted in Bristol - 2 skeins
I used 4mm needles and the scarf is about 6 feet long
The lilac shade naturally fell into a subtle zigzag throughout the scarf
It took me almost two months to knit - I needed some serious willpower to get me through the 3rd quarter
I'm so so glad I've finally finished it, and, believe it or not, I'm a third of the way through a second, in malabrigo loro barranquero on 5mm needles. It might be done by the end of January...


weaverknits said...

It's lovely; the Black Forest yarn is such a treat. I understand your frustration about finding the right light to show off the colors... it's awful to take photos in Boston in the fall/winter/early spring seasons and get accurate color. Blech!

Dipsy Doodle said...

What a very beautiful scarf this is - the fact that you knit it in black makes it look so elegant and all the more special! Fantastic work!