Saturday, November 11, 2006

Needled to Death Project

Here is my Alpaca scarf for my Needled to Death project. I used Knitpicks Decadence 100% Alpaca in the Spring Leaf colorway. The pattern is the Super Yak Scarf from One Skein Wonders (I love that book!)
I doubt if there were any Yaks on Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm, but I suppose there could have been. I worked the pattern from a chart which was a new experience for me. Charts have always been a mystery to me - what in the world do all those dots, slanted lines, etc. mean. But after unraveling (frogging) several times, the pattern became clear and I have solved the mystery of working with charts! Of course my scarf has lots of twists and turns like the book, including a "make 7" stitch in which you make 7 stitches out of one. I think that this scarf was as much of a challenge to me as solving the case of Vickie Claymore's murder was to Kelly.....and I didn't have Maggie Sefton to help me!
Don't forget to post your projects by November 15 to win 2 skeins of Shelly's own handspun alpaca!!!!


Stephanie... said...

Really really pretty. U'm amkeing a scarf too but don't think I'll finsih in time.

Priscilla said...

Your scarf is beautiful. And I like how the blog looks, too!