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Alpine Frost Scarf

Thank you, everyone, for all your comments, for your congrats on 10 years of knitting, and for your feedback on my new blog!  There is still time to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a handknit shawl or scarf!  Just leave a comment on the post before June 11th, 9 p.m. EST.

The comments and all-around good feeling of moving to a modern blog design were a great start to my weekend, which was filled with balloons, chocolate cake, and lots of toys – my little boy turned three on Sunday!  Can you believe it?!?  I can’t!!!

Next up, I wanted to tell you a little bit more about one of the prizes of the giveaway – the Alpine Frost Scarf.

Although I blocked the scarf only recently, I started crocheting it almost a year ago.  I truly enjoyed the stitch pattern, and felt that it was a great project for frequent starts/stops.  It was pretty portable, too, until it got too big to fit in my purse.

PatternAlpine Frost Scarf from The Best of Interweave Crochet.  After crocheting the scarf, I added a picot edging all the way around, as described in this FO on Ravelry.  Love the way the edging looks, and it allowed me to thread blocking wires through the loops and block the scarf nice and straight ;).

Yarn:  merino/tencel blend (fingering weight) that I’m pretty sure I purchased from Mind’s Eye Yarns in Porter Square.  I sadly do not have additional details, like yardarge, etc.

Hook:  E/3.5 mmFinished dimensions:  about 70″ long and 8.5″ wide.

I would keep this scarf for myself (it’s my kind of color), except I find that I prefer smaller/thinner scarves that I can tuck inside my coat.  So, it became part of the giveaway!

Tenth knitaversary and a giveaway!

It’s been a few years since I’ve celebrated a knitaversary, but this year is a momentous year, indeed.  My friends, this month marks TEN years since I learned to knit.  TEN!!!  I started this blog shortly thereafter, and knitting has permeated my life ever since.

Speaking of my blog, with the help of my lovely friend Carrie of the Carrieoke blog and her website design business, identity web and photo, I’ve finally taken the plunge and transferred my blog from Movable Type to WordPress.  This transition has been a long time coming – my Movable Type install was old, decrepit, spam-filled, and just entirely outdated.  Kids and work and life got in the way for far too long, and a few days ago I said, that’s it, I’ve had it!!!  Carrie did a phenomenal job transferring all my archives, comments, and RSS feeds, and tweaking the formatting so all my links remain intact.  It is my hope that the transition is completely seamless for you, but please contact me if you find anything amiss!

I will give you some fabulous incentive to actually click through and check out my new “digs” – a giveaway!  Yes, let’s celebrate my knitaversary in style!!!  This year, I will give away some handknits – items I’ve knit, items I’ve loved knitting, but that I haven’t found myself to actually use.

          

From left to right, we have the recently-completed Lehe Square Shawl, the Henslow Shawl I knit a few years ago, and the Alpine Frost Scarf I just blocked last week and haven’t even shown you yet!  (Some details about the Alpine Frost Scarf here.)  One of these items could be yours!

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post before Wednesday, June 11th, 9 p.m. EST. Please read here for complete rules of this giveaway.

Thank you for knitting with me for ten years, my friends, and here’s to ten more!!!

Ringwood Pattern

I’ve uncovered a great little stitch pattern for variegated sock yarn:

I think this stitch pattern is simple enough that both the variegation of the yarn and the sock pattern aren’t lost. Plus, it’s simple to remember and execute: *2 rounds of knits followed by 1 round of seed stitch, repeat from *. I’d be willing to try it on any variegated sock yarn as a first pass.

Pattern: Gentleman’s Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush.

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Aslan.

Needles: US 0 dpns from my favorite Susan Bates Set.

Going to give these beauties to my grandma! It’s been a while since she’s had a new pair of socks, almost one year! Plus it’s her birthday in just a few days!