Leaves are green

photoWell, most are anyway.   I have another finished object to share, FINALLY.

Project:  Sample Lace Leaf   

I am embarrassed to admit I cast on for this project on April 25, 2010.   Isn’t it a pretty little leaf pattern?  I have no idea why, but this was a seriously belabored project for me, despite a decent pattern and GREAT yarn.  Oh well.  These things happen, right?

Pattern:  Plymouth’s Lace Scarf, published in their Ecco Cashmere line.  It was a nice enough pattern, but for some reason, we rubbed each other the wrong way, the whole time.  Truly, it’s not you, it’s me, I’m sure.  Remember, that whole period was one without Mojo…

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Yarn:  Be still my heart.  Plymouth Ecco Cashmere, in color 100.   So soft.  A real joy to knit with, even without mojo.

As an aside, here’s Plymouth’s photo of the project.  I blocked and I fiddled, but I couldn’t get the slipped stitch element to look right.   Mine rolled just enough that it lost that pretty scallop.  Hrmph.

Verdict:  Won’t be doing the pattern again, but the yarn was fabulous.   This was done as  a shop sample for Dog House Yarns & More, so at least I know where to find more of the yarn!

While I’m mentioning Dog House Yarns & More, I hope some of you are considering the Holiday Knit ‘n Tea on July 3rd.  My red shawl and I will be there!  What could be better than knitting and tea at one event, other than having lots of friends there too?

One long-term work in progress down, at least two more to go.

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18 comments on “Leaves are green

  1. gMarie says:

    I know where and why your mojo left. I’ll do my best to keep you from stepping on it again. 🙂 The scarf, however, if beautiful. Would that little leaf work for my sock cuffs do you think?

    So glad you are finishing things – and aren’t birch leaves paper thin and practically white? It’s lovely – be kind. g

  2. Sue says:

    I think a large solid white piece would slow me too. I need color or special pattern or something to keep boredom at bay. The pattern is pretty though. Congrats on finishing things. It’s a good feeling, isn’t it?

  3. km says:

    Awesome day a the beach yesterday with friends! In order to save my sanity, I didn’t bring a camera. 4 other moms joined us and there were 14 kids total. My kids thanked me for an awesome day when we got in the car. They asked to do this once a week. Considering I’m still cleaning up the sand, we’ll see.

    When we got home my whole world turned upside down. My kids discovered it wasn’t a bird they had heard during the night…there was a kitten in my backyard rose bushes. I was finally able to catch him. I fed him first a bit of milk with an eye dropper…then carried him around in my apron pocket. I had to do some internet research and found he’s probably 8-10 weeks old. I called a vet at petsmart to ask what I could feed him. Just for the day we watered down some of Rex’s canned food. Ack…now I have a tiny kitten. We’ve got a vacation planned in less than 2 weeks. What to do with the kitten?! I’m not letting him just go outside. I’m locking him in a cat carrier when I want him to sleep. Now…to figure out a vet or something today to make sure he’s not sick and doesn’t make Rex sick. Oh…and Rex hisses at him.

    I need to CO for some simple projects. I find that i NEED simple knitting. I’ve knit 12 of the “Grandma’s Favorite” washcloths since March. I think purely because it doesn’t involve any thought. I’d like to channel some of that knitting into hats…and some other Christmas gifts.

    LOVED your red shawl. I looked at the KAL, but realized at this time I just couldn’t keep up. Now, I’m realizing that I’d be sad if I hadn’t knit it in red. What a happy coincidence for you.

    I’m so glad your MOJO is back. I think the stars have aligned for you in 2011!!! WW & MOJO & JCL! WooHoo!

  4. i wish I could be there, my 2 favorite things combined with some of my favorite people!

  5. Knitting, tea, and friends….truly, what more could you ask for? Glad you have something to look forward to this weekend. Today I’m just happy because the sky is a strange color. Blue…who’d a thunk?

  6. Kathy says:

    Beautiful scarf and wow, that yarn must be so soft.

    Your mojo is back!

  7. Nichole says:

    We all know that scalloped edge is just going to want to roll when wearing anyway, so…. hmprfh to the pattern! Pretty color…

  8. AlisonHyde says:

    Barbara Walker calls that lace pattern one of the simplest for beginners–but I don’t know why, it just never grabbed me. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one. It is a pretty scarf, but for me it would be one I’d be glad to have finished rather than be doing. You have my sympathy on the slow-to-get-done part.

    I do wish I could come stroke that cashmere, though!

  9. Marjie says:

    That’s really pretty. You’ll enjoy it much more when the weather turns cooler. Your red shawl is just the thing for right now. I wear my blue one every time we have to go to a doctor’s office, and think fond thoughts of my friend Chan!

  10. Mr. Puffy says:

    It’s so pretty! And looks exactly like the photo ~

    I recently finished up a shawl pattern that I’d knit twice before but had forgotten how a lace pattern with lots of “patterning” is a slog. I’m not sure I’ll knit that one again either – LOL

    Your tea event on the 3rd sounds like such a nice time! Enjoy ~

  11. Amy says:

    If I didn’t have to work on July 3rd, I’d be at Dog House. But sadly, I am a slave to the machine that weekend. That, and all the yarn I should be buying really needs to go to baby knitting! LOL

  12. Blond Duck says:

    I think it’s pretty!

  13. Blond Duck says:

    What a gorgeous pattern!

  14. Kathy says:

    Another nice project. Pretty pattern. You really did find your mojo didn’t you? 😉 Shall I send some knitting your way? LOL

  15. Wow!! Looks fantastic!!!

  16. Anita says:

    Wow, lovely scarf!! I’m so jealous of all your finished projects lately. 🙂

  17. Bubblesknits says:

    So wishing I lived close enough to join you for the Knit ‘N Tea! /wanders off to pout/

    The scarf looks feather light and beautiful, btw!

  18. britknitter says:

    Love the way that pattern turned out, even if it was a pain to knit. I will have to be on the lookout for that yarn, too!

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