All I’ve accomplished this morning so far is making a yarny mess. I wanted to find the yarn to make a man’s scarf out of. My favorite man’s scarf pattern is the One Row Handspun Scarf. I’ve made several of them. Rather than the worsted yarn called for, I use two fingering weight sock yarns together. Pattern couldn’t be easier and the ends don’t curl – I love it.
So now that I’ve pulled out every plastic storage container of yarn and rifled through them, put them all away, decided I didn’t like the combination I pulled…. repeat that process about three times. LOL I’ve not left the containers all over my bed until I know I’ve found the winning combination (which I think I finally have).
First I pulled out these
I love the top one with the rusty reds and grays and the bottom one had similar shadings but much lighter.
Here they are wound. I still love both of them. But when I started knitting with them (I forgot to take a photo before I ripped it out) they were just not right.
Actually this was my second choice – I didn’t take photos of the first one but yes I wound more yarn, knit a swatch and ripped out the first choice too. I’ve been very busy winding yarn – only to decide against it for this project.
So back to the bins once again. This time I think I’ve found a keeper combination. The prior scarfs I made using this yarn I used one solid and one multicolored that contained some of the solid color. You can see the ones I made in the past for my bosses here and the other here .
I really like the way it looks when using the long color change yarns like in the first link above, but all of those that I have are girly colors so won’t work for this one.
So here’s what I finally came up with. The multicolored is Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Red Fox and the other is Simplicity Sock in Clover Honey.
I was going to get a quilt layered this morning so I could start quilting on it — I am NOT in the mood to do that so I decided that will be my Tuesday morning project, or maybe later tonight. I forgot I hadn’t washed the backing fabric so will get that tossed in the washer while I finally get dressed (yes it’s after noon and I’m still in my jammies — ain’t vacation grand!), make some breakfast or lunch or something to eat, and I just saw that Fiddler on the Roof is coming on tv – who can pass that up – so knitting away the afternoon watching that seems like very good idea. Or at least getting a good start on the scarf anyway. I’d like to get it done before the Camp Loopy project starts on June 1.
I have made several One Row Handspun Scarves! I love that pattern. I also stitched the ends together to make a large infinity scarf for my daughter. Beautiful yarns. Please post the results.