Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thought I'd flash a little GREEN here in readiness for upcoming St. Patrick's Day and to cheer on my friend, Mary, who is busily knitting a scarf to wear to a parade.

It has been very rainy and overcast here around the cul-de-sac. The rain is most welcome, but it doesn't make for great pictures so while the green in this shot is pretty true, the knitting is not.

I'm using KnitPicks Gloss yarn in color Porcini and a size 6 needle. I like the color for this project very much, but the yarn is a bit heavier than I would have preferred.

According to one helpful Raveler, I'm just a bit under a third done. That seems hard to believe. Perhaps I'll go check my figures again. This long edge has really eaten up the yarn. I've almost used a whole 220 yard skein!

The pattern is lovely and the knitting relaxing and enjoyable. I have NO IDEA how large this will end up being. Right now it seems like I'm knitting an strangely-shaped Estonian afghan!

1 comment:

Mary said...

You're going to finish the shawl before I finish the scarf! LOL! It's beautiful.