Sunday, January 4, 2009

out with the old

...and in with the new!

have you ever bought yarn just because it was on sale?! never mind that the colors are just so "not me". well, here begins the tale of the noro entrelac scarf that was not meant to be. i purchased 4 skeins of noro #93 because it was on clearance. it had purples (love purples), light turquoise (good), hot pink (like hot pinks with purple), a little yellow (ok, not fond of yellow but it's just a little bit), and orange (ok, don't like orange, but hey, it's just a tad).

i have always loved noro as an entrelac scarf. so, enter the beginning of the entrelac scarf.

and i even finished it, all 4 skeins! joined the colors so the color sequence was the same. learned how to knit backwards.

but i hated the colors the way they came out on the scarf and i knew that i would never wear it. so, on new year's eve, the scarf became this...

did you know that noro is really hard to frog?!

i looked around on ravelry (doncha love ravelry?!) and found a scarf that is knit lengthwise, thus breaking up the blobs of colors that i didn't like on the entrelac scarf.

mystery of marie roger scarf

i even like the little bits of yellow and oranges now, as they seem to accentuate the colors i really like. i definitely am getting my play value with this yarn!

happy new year! i know i went missing in december but hey, you can probably guess what i was doing! i will show you what next time.


Nell said...

Wow! That's a lot of frogging. I'm glad you found a fantastic new project that is more you.

Denise said...

Glad you like the pattern. I also did an entrelac scarf out of noro, and didn't like the color blocks.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I bet your seam ripper had quite the workout. While the mohair in Silk Garden is so nice & warm to wear, it is a bitca to frog & rip.

Knitting Linguist said...

It looks great! I agree that the colors seem more complimentary in the new version :)

Anonymous said...

Really amazing work..keep going....great work..

Thank you very much...

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