16 March 2015 @ 06:15 pm
Wavy scarf  
Tried my hand at an actual pattern for grown up knitters: Kieran Foley's Arran Waves.

Close-up before...



... and while being blocked on our living room floor rug:



And man, this was tricky. It took me over a month, I started over twice, but ended up with a result that I'm quite happy with. What i'm really not happy with anymore after this time is the yarn. In the beginning I liked the blue texture, but on the whole, the pattern is far too busy to do it justice. It also looks as though it really wanted to become a sock. Well, it can't be changed, and I'm not about to do this again any time soon. Sadly, it's also a bit too short for my taste . 
 
 
( Post a new comment )
[identity profile] minervas-eule.livejournal.com on March 16th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
*wow* that is such a cool pattern!!! Perfect for a scarf.... and I like the blue-grey colour.
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) The designer has done many cool patterns with drop stitches, they work really well, I think. The yarn I had left over from another project and thought it was perfect at first, too, now I can't see it any more. I think that'll probably change again at some point, though.
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] shadowycat.livejournal.com on March 16th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
It's lovely! You do such beautiful work. :D
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) I'm glad you like it.
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] kellychambliss.livejournal.com on March 17th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
This is really beautiful.
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
lord_hellebore: arielle[personal profile] lordhellebore on March 17th, 2015 10:24 am (UTC)
Despite all the imperfections you perceive as the creator (we always do), I think it looks beautiful. Wish I could do something like this :) I really have to learn how to knit.
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad to hear that. :) Knitting is really easy and fun, go for it! :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 05:01 am (UTC)
It's beautiful, anyway, and looks really cool. That pattern looks so complicated! I like the pattern of the colour-changing thread with this one; perhaps I just like 'busy' things. (; Anyway, well done! What project are you working on now?
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
I think I just spent too much time looking at it to like it anymore. :)

I've branched out because I've got more scarves than is reasonable. I might have to start giving everybody scarves for Christmas. I'm working on this cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gyre-cardigan), which I'm doing to practice for this cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lestrange-cloak). Although there's another step in between, namely this cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-cardigan-21). They take longer than scarves and I hope I won't be stuck with too many of those lying around.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] minervas-eule.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2015 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, the "Lestrange"-cardigan is incredibly awesome, and what a name :-) and it fits :-))
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on March 31st, 2015 11:26 am (UTC)
Isn't it?? It's in a collection called "The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits" (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/the-unofficial-harry-potter-knits-special-issue-2013/patterns) with a lot of really cool patterns. I can't do cables, though, so I'm not about to attempt the sweaters.
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com on April 4th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC)
Those are lovely! And that collection you posted to Minnie is quite cool, too.

(I'm also sure no one will mind the scarves. ;D )
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)