Sunday, March 9, 2008

Scallop Quick Knit and Cable Slow Go

I have two projects on sticks and finding it such fun to flip flop between the two totally different knits. Carrie Brenner adapted a counterpane pattern into an updated "Granny" bag. As I viewed the carpet bag in the handknit Holidays book with the feminine scallops, it attacked my interest immediately! I certainly didn't see a "Granny" bag (I'm so not into that Annie Hall look), all I could vision was a smaller, feminine bag in softer, muted colors to match those delicate beautiful scallops!

Within a couple of hours that Saturday, I was at a LYS making a Noro purchase of Silk Garden (#251) and within another hour the project was on the needles....check my progress at Ravelry, KnittingDivaGirl!
Yesterday the search was on for lining for my Carpet Bag. More often than not, this is the most difficult part of the project and close to impossible to find Just What You Want. That wasn't the case this time! We have a LYS that also carries a gorgeous selection of fabrics and they had this beautiful oriental polished cotton print that was made for my Carpet Bag! I already had handles on hand and they blended perfectly with the cotton print and bag. Note, the Silk Garden is actually not as purple as this pic.

My second knit is the Forbes Forest scarf from ScarfStyle. This book has so many beautiful scarves and a real deal for us scarf lovers! Forbes Forest is my first project for DH and will be another Just Because gift!
Love, Love, Love the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (color #340009) used in the project. The softness of the yarn is heavenly and allows the stitch detail to shine.