Monday, February 8, 2010

Instant Gratification, or Close Enough Anyway

So, after working on a a lace scarf yesterday at the WEBS Superbowl Sunday Event and somehow managing to both lose and pick up a stitch in two different places, my scheduled knitting this evening was chock full of lose.   I decided to put down the lace, which is only partially fixed (8 more rows of ripping to go) and make something out of the beautiful new skein of Malabrigo Rasta I bought while in Northampton.  You can see a picture of the original skein here on my project 365 blog.  Now it was a small amount of yarn, only 90 yards, so I couldn't do anything huge, but actually that suited my fancy. 

I found a great pattern called The Instant Gratification Scarf and thought.... OK!  So I cast on around 6pm and I was binding off the last stitches at 9pm.  Pretty cool huh?  I just love the colors and can't wait to wear it out.   The evening has been very gratifying if I do say so myself.  Now that I've actually accomplished something, I'm all ready to tackle all that ripping out tomorrow.  Wish me luck!

6 comments:

Bahston Beans said...

Nice. Loving the light tent pics.

jjphotoFTW said...

Yeah, it's lots of fun to use and excellent for those days when I've forgotten to take a picture until 11pm by accident, lol.

Andrea said...

I've been eyeing this yarn on Webs. I may have to just break down and buy some now! Can I ask how long the scarf is?

jjphotoFTW said...

Andrea, the scarf came out pretty long, I would say at least 6 feet long since I can fold it in half and loop it around my neck. Good luck! Mine isn't very wide though, maybe 4 inches, so if you want yours wider, then I would get two skeins. Good luck!

HotLikeBikramYoga said...

Do you happen to know what color this is? I LOVE it! Looks a bit like Arco Iris, but I wanted to make sure.

jjphotoFTW said...

Hello! Yes, the colorway is Arco Iris. Good catch! Are you planning to make one of these beauty's or do you have other plans for the gorgeous Rasta yarn? :)