One Wasn't Enough

Okay, so not only am I working on the merino/silk scarf, but I went ahead and started another knitted scarf. I really must be a glutton for punishment. But I have a logical reason for starting it! (More or less.)

Scatter Stitch Scarf

Scatter Stitch Scarf

It’s a gift, and it’s getting to be overdue. I had a long car ride ahead of me, and a simple stitch pattern, so I went for it.

Here is what I got done in three hours of drive time. Well, not all three hours were spent knitting, doncha know, but I gave it a pretty good effort. It is currently fourteen inches long and still crocking. But not badly. Another soak or two once it’s all knit should fix it up just fine.

Yesterday afternoon I finished plying the second half of the merino/silk yarn. Here it is, posing with the merino/bamboo stuff I spun and crocheted earlier.

New Skein

New Skein

My stash was way overdue for a cleaning and organizing, so I spent almost an hour sorting things back into their proper places and cramming them into the closet. Usually I can keep it fairly organized, (I have enough baskets and drawers and bins to keep it all contained) but the trouble comes when I have to fit all the containers into my closet while maintaining a certain level of accessibility.

Hand-Dyed Silk

Hand-Dyed Silk


While I was repacking I stumbled across the blue/gray silk roving I dyed awhile back. We regarded each other for a minute, then I decided to get spinning. (After I finished cleaning, of course.) It still had the odd smell it got after I dyed it. Perhaps a little diminished, but definitely there. Maybe it will wear off once it’s spun.

The colors are really turning out nice. Back when I dyed it I was a little worried when the roving came out of the oven, it looked so dull and splotchy, but it’s regained some of its shine and is in beautiful shades of blue, gray, and off-white. I think I’ll make this into a two ply. Possibly turning out at DK weight. I’m spinning the way the fiber wants to go, and that’s such a nice change from fighting the stuff to get the yarn you want.

Spun Silk

Spun Silk

2 Responses to One Wasn't Enough
  1. outandin
    March 26, 2009 | 1:16 am

    You’re on a slippery slope here, Rebekah. Knitting has a way of grabbing you by the throat and not letting go!

  2. Rebekah
    March 26, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    Eeks! Sounds scary. :) Although I have started to notice that effect . . .

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