Thursday, April 19, 2007

Trendy Me


It's not that I'm not trendy. It's not that I don't want to be just like all the cool bloggers. It's just that I am rarely organized enough to participate in blog trends. But I was determined to jump on the Chevron Scarf bandwagon, even if it spelled destruction for a perfectly wonderful pair of socks.

Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn & Needles: Two skeins of Koigu KPPPM (I can dig out color #s if anyone is interested), US 5 needles

Info and Thoughts: I did consider making this scarf longer, but stopped after a few chevron knitters confirmed my concerns about stretching.

I am thrilled with the result. As I mentioned before, I realized this winter that I did not own any handknit scarves. This was an unacceptable state of affairs, and totally worth the sacrifice of the Anastasia socks in order to remedy it. It matches my spring coat perfectly, and I suspect I will be knitting myself more scarves to match all of my coats.



I'll be wearing it when Ann and I go to MDSW. Who else is coming?

33 comments:

Mo said...

I love it! Great pics!

knitnzu said...

Haven't been by in a while, your scarf is lovely! So colorful! And so needed in this gray rainy cool spring!

Ann said...

It's GREAT! I covet it! I may steal it off your body at MDSW ... no, not really. I can't wait to indulge in my first fibre festival!

Christie said...

You don't own a handknit scarf?!?! Well, you certainly started off with a bang! It's so beautiful...and you may have lost a pair of socks, but you gained a wonderful scarf.

Dave said...

Very nice! Those colours are great together, and the photos are most excellent!

LaurieM said...

It looks great on you! And a much better use of Koigu than socks, which wear out too quickly for my taste.

Violet said...

it looks gorgeous! i love that spring-y colorway. now i just might have to knit one...

Kelly said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

jody said...

you look so happy and satisfied with your scarf! the colors work really well together. you bad a good (and bold!) choice.

it's a beauty :)

Madge said...

You're such a cool kid - love how your chevron scarf has turned out. Pretty spring colors!

Bear Knits said...

Very pretty! What colors are they?

iSeL said...

Another one! It's very pretty. I just ordered some Koigu...shhhh.

It looks like I won't be going to the MDSW this year...courtesy of my finals. Boo-hooo.

eyeknit said...

See you at MDSW! We decided to go as a family (?), stay overnight, and do the Pirate Adventure in Annapolis on Sunday.

Robin said...

Love the scarf! How long did you make it? I just purchased skeins of Koigu to make one. I'll be at MD S&W also. Can't wait!

Mintyfresh said...

LIZ! Liz Liz Liz! I'm going to MDSW this year! I must must must meet you. I'll be there on Saturday.

And I have to say that the color combo for your chevron is probably my favorite of all I've seen so far; I'm glad the socks were "sacrificed" for it :)

Kahla said...

That looks great--what lovely, cheery colors.

Anonymous said...

you should see/touch it in person like we did at our meeting this past wednesday!

and, of course, it looks fabu on liz!

anne marie in philly

jane said...

I love your scarf. I can't wait to start mine after seeing all the wonderful ones on blogs!

I'll be at MS&W. Maybe I'll see you there, Jane

Susan said...

Those colors are beautiful together. It was well worth the sacrifice of the socks.

Margene said...

Very, very pretty!

tiennie said...

Great job on your chevron. I'll be jumping on that bandwagon soon!

Angelika said...

I started a feather and fan scarf not too long ago and wasn't happy with the color changing constantly, so after a couple inches I ripped it. After seeing yours I might just pick it up and give it another chance.

Kathy Merrick said...

Hoverson. Joelle Hoverson.

Stuntmother said...

GORGEOUS. And the scarf is great too. Really. I love it.

But I can't go to MSW boooooohoooohhooo.

Ashley said...

Yay yay yay! It looks so great with your coat! High time for you to have a hanknitted scarf. and this one is so cheerful and springy.

I wish I was going to MDSW!

HPNY Knits said...

looks wonderful!

Rachel said...

It may be trendy, but it's one of the best trends to hit the knitting world in a while, in my opinion. The scarf looks great!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I have been admiring the flickr group photos for some time now. I love how the colors work up together.

knittingphilistine said...

So pretty! It's like wearable jelly beans! Yum!!

Lolly said...

I will keep my eyes peeled for this lovely scarf at MDSW. I will be there on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. I do hope we can meet :)

Kirsten said...

So pretty, Liz!
I hope to go to MDS&W, but I'm still not sure. If I do I'll probably just hop in the car & go that morning.

Sharon said...

No touchie but it was gorgeous IRL Just knit what you love

Lauren said...

Thank you for making me feel good about making this chevron Koigu scarf with only 2 balls of yarn.Yours is fabulous! Wow! http://indianhillmediaworks.typepad.com/yarntalk/