Monday, January 31, 2011


And more snow, and more snow and then more snow, you make a scarf, right?



I do anyways. Because if I'm going to spend the next month being cold, and bundled up in my winter coat, I definitely need a cool new scarf to wrap around my neck!
I've named the pattern Sweet Vermouth.
(Because there's no way I'm coming up with a dark blue drink)

It's made out of lovely, soft, and gorgeous Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Hand Dyes in Midnight. I wanted to do something fun with this slipped stitch lace pattern that I'd become addicted to, and it was just screaming to be a cozy, heavy accessory. The weight and drape are perfect for a chunky, cozy long scarf, and it's the softest thing to wear around my neck.

I plan to publish this one for free (yep, freeeeee!!, don't we all deserve that?) sometime next week. And of course, I'll also share some kind of vermouthy treat with it. So, if you think you might like one of your own, keep your eyes out and get some fat needles ready.
It's a good TV movie quickie.

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Also, when life gives you snow, you begin a cotton top for spring.


Just so you don't go crazy when they tell you there's ANOTHER storm coming.

11 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

I'm just pretending that the snow doesn't exist. Of course, I have to stop pretending when I need to shovel. Makes me wish I lived in California 3 months a year.

Kathleen said...

Cotton. In a lovely spring color. Especially when they tell you there's more cold and snow on the way. It also helped that the grocery had daffodils and tulips, and fresh asparagus and strawberries available.

Dorothy said...

Gah! How fast do you knit, Thea? I have all the snow but not the speed! :)

Amber said...

Lovely! I'll be making one of those scarves, that stitch pattern is gawjus!

Tante J said...

Lovely! Personally, I'm living in LaLa Land. I dressed Friday night for the spring. I wore a sleevless black dress with 3/4 sleeve lavender T underneath with only my Tequila Sunrise shawl wrapped around me when I went to my neighbor's for dinner. If I can't be in sunny CA with the rest of my family, I'll make spring in NJ, damn it!

QuiltedSimple said...

We are waiting for a big storm - I'll believe it when I see it:) and spring HAS to be just around the corner.....otherwise Bermuda is looking pretty good!
Kris

Zonda said...

Good idea on the cotton knitting for a pick me up! Love the new scarf!

Estella said...

I just finished a cotton/bamboo top for my daughter - it was nice to think of warmer weather. No school again today - more knitting to be done.

Chris said...

The snow is starting to get me down, but your lovely scarf is cheering me up. Good idea on the spring knitting!

Cynthia K-R said...

Up here in Northern Ontario--we hardly have any snow. It's a bit chilly, but we still need scarves, cowls, mitts, and hats !!
The cotton top for spring sounds perfect to make now and feel like the spring is close. Thanks !!

Hilary said...

Mmm, that looks so cozy and yummy! A great antidote to snow. I just wish we had some snow here. :( (My husband says I would not say that had I ever lived in a snowy climate.) Hope you had a good week! Glad to hear you fit in some knitting.