This winter I went on a bit of a triangle-scarf craze, and did nothing but knit them. And I had some ridiculous idea about not blogging about them until I had knitted an impressive 10 consecutive shawlettes, but my stamina only lasted through seven. Still, though. That’s a lot of shawlettes to knit in a row.
Anyway, I’m planning on showing them off now, even though they’ve been finished for ages. Starting with the finale, here is my striped Yvaine.
(Yup. My hair really can be that incredible. Hooray for perms! Hooray for mousse! Hooray for diffusers!)
This was the scarf that ruined my shawlette stamina – and not because it wasn’t fun to knit. Those stripes (and a second watching of BSG) really kept me going, but there were so many damn ends to weave in. And I got to the weaving-in part just as I finished watching BSG. There was just no recovering from it. In fact, I didn’t finish weaving the ends in until about a month ago.
My only modifications of the original pattern were to add stripes and to adjust the seed stitch portions to correspond with those stripes. It is knitted entirely in Knit Picks Palette – a simple, unassuming (ahem, cheap) yarn that I’m learning to love. Even though, as dearest Caitlin says, Knit Picks is the Walmart of yarn stores. I will stop purchasing their yarn as soon as I hear of any Walmart-like egregious human rights violations, but until then their cheapy-cheap yarn works for me.
Sheesh, I suck at photography. I should take a class or something. I think my primary problem is laziness. Especially when it comes to self-timer shots like this. Also, I should have bought a DSLR when I had the chance.