Thanks to everyone who’s moved their subscriptions over to the new site! I’m still figuring out how best to organize and use the space, but it’s all terribly exciting.
And, of course, big thanks to everyone who participated in the Monkey contest. My friend has been given the list of potential Monkey names. (I suspect that, when he agreed to this, he didn’t realize that there would be 198 entries to read. So, uh, it’s unclear when he will get around to choosing one. Will keep you all posted and notify the winner as soon as possible.)
is apparently an endless font of clever ideas, this year’s Project Spectrum
is organized around the elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.
And, as part of her ongoing search for The Perfect Yellow, Megan has started a Flickr group for yellow handknits. (One consequence of this group is that I’m pretty sure all the knitters on Flickr will soon own some Colinette Jitterbug yarn in Vincent’s Apron.)
This is all leading up, of course, to a show-and-tell of my own recent yellow knits.This summer, Ashley and I met at Threadbear when they happened to be having a massive sale on Koigu Kersti ($3/hank), and I picked up the last 3 hanks of a killer mustard color.
And last month, it became a Bainbridge scarf made from Minty’s clever pattern, with some minor mods.
Instead of having two pieces that tie in front, I wanted a tab-and-button fastening. So first, I made a horizontal buttonhole halfway along the tube.
Then, on the inside of the tube, I made a seed-stitch tab with a buttonhole at the end.
Finally, I sewed a button onto the outside of the scarf.
The scarf wraps around my neck, and the tab pokes through the slot and buttons the whole thing closed.
pattern: Bainbridge Scarf, by Pepperknit
yarn: Koigu Kersti
needle: US6 Addi lace circular
With the leftover yarn, I made some garter stitch mitts from Ysolda’s new pattern.
[Ravelry link] With their perfect little thumb gussets, these have already replaced my former go-to fingerless mitts pattern. Love them, love them, wear them all the time.
So, if I wanted to turn two hanks of the Jitterbug yarn (pictured above) into some knee socks that were warm, and fun to knit, but not so bulky that I couldn’t wear them under close-fitting boots, what pattern would you recommend?