Backyard Leaves and More
I finished Backyard Leaves in the first part of April. I used exactly 4 balls of Karabella Aurora 8 in the lavender color. It was so fun, I'm thinking I'll be making another one in the fall. I loved knitting with Karabella Aurora, and it is very soft on my neck. I did stumble on the very first row, though, until I read some of the other blogs. Not being real familiar with lace patterns, it didn't occur to me to start Row 1 as a wrong side row. I don't know if that's common or not, but I've made a note of it.
Previous to joining this KAL, I'd completed Vintage Velvet. I used 5 skeins of Muench Yarns Touch Me in a peacock bluey/green color. It is sooo beautiful, I didn't want to felt it, but maybe next fall. I'd like to see someone's else's in this color that has felted it, but I may have to do a swatch with the leftover yarn and test it myself.
I'd also completed Misty Garden last fall using Queensland Collection Soft Comfort Mohair, but I've since given it away as a gift and didn't get a picture of it. For as simple a scarf as it was, my mind seemed to wander and I had to frog every once in a while. As you probably know, frogging that freakin' mohair ain't no easy thang. I don't think I'd ever choose to knit with that particular yarn again. I also found it a bit itchy against my neck for a scarf.
I just love Scarf Style and this is my first KAL. I've recently begun a knitting blog at http://tukats.typepad.com, so drop in and say hi. I'm looking at Blizzard or Here and There Cables as the next scarf, but that will be probably next October. My husband is wondering how many scarves a girl needs in Southern California, and I keep asking him how many golf clubs does he need:)