Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Mini-Misty Garden Scarf

Oh merciful heavens...It's been over a month since I've posted. Actually, I don't think you can really count a wordy sigh as a post, so it's been...oh gosh...ages. Well, brace yourselves (you random selves who have stumbled here by accident...you faithful selves who still pop in...or you lucky, soon-to-be rewarded selves who came in pursuit of the knitted good...), I have a nice boring little project-post to offer.

Behold. The Misty Garden Scarf. It's from the Scarf Style book. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this picture, but heck...it could be me.

Except that this is me. And my mini Misty Garden Scarf for Wonderboss. To be technical, it's mini because I changed the feather and fan pattern [k2tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2 tog] 3 times to [k2tog] 2 times, [yo,k1] 4 times, [k2tog] 2 times in order to make the scarf narrower. I think the yarn I used was bulkier than the original. Or maybe I just don't like fat-bottomed scarves who make the rockin' world go 'round. Hard to say.

This picture is silly. I had to contort in the bathroom at work to get the shot. It looks like, if you could see my upturned head, my face would look like the freaky mannequin in Chico's. And something about it says Gloria Vanderbilt neck. I don't know why. I think because I'm crazy. I think when we are old and turkey-necked, LaFalda and I will look at this and say "I'll take that neck". Turkey necks run in our family. But you didn't hear it from me.

Here's the pattern up close. I think the pattern looks better when it is done in full...not mini. I guess Misty Gardens need room to grow.

All right. It's Idol time. Consider yourself spared from any further knitting nonsensicals.