Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Denny's Scarf

Denny Stein emailed me photos of a gorgeous, simple scarf. She wrote:

"I bought this silk yarn at Stitches West and you asked me to send a photo of the scarf I was going to make, after I was done. I made it for my partner, who really loves it. It's almost all stockinette stitch and "next time" I would use a more varied pattern, especially along the edges so they wouldn't curl as much. It has a wonderful drape, like water flowing and rippling. Hope you like the pics."


Here's the close-up of her excellent stitch work - very even, especially for silk!


Denny added:
"I think a lacy scarf would be lovely, and I have a tiny ball left that I was thinking of knitting up on large needles, with about 10 stitches to a row, just to see what it looked like."

I don't have a webpage or Ravelry ID for Denny, but if she sends one, I'll share!

Thanks for sending the photos, Denny!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sea Otter Socks

I finished a pair of socks in Pearly Twist Sock Yarn, Sea Otter colorway, for myself. I used Ann Budd's toe-up sock pattern from Interweave Knits.

Sea Otter Socks done

This colorway can pool, as you can see. I like the way it pools, personally - and it might not pool at all, or in the same way, in your own pattern. Pooling is a mystery that involves the interplay of yarn, pattern, size, and gauge. A minor offset of gauge can lead to incredibly different results.

Sea otter socks 1

I have been wearing these all day today and am very happy with them! I hope you like your Baywood Yarns finished objects as well. Share them with me!

Sea otter socks 2