10.23.2011

My One-Skein Wearable Wonder

Remember this pretty little skein of Malabrigo?

Well, with a little imagination and some help from my mom, the knitting wiz, it eventually turned into this . . .

I had struggled to find just the right existing pattern for what I envisioned would be some kind of neck muff, so mom helped me work out the stitch count and patterning for something that felt like what I could see in my head. And, yesterday, I finally finished my little scarfette.






I'm kind of loving it. This Malabrigo is lovely to wear. Warm and soft and cozy. Just what I needed for a crisp fall day in Chicago.

Thanks, mom, for helping me figure out how to pattern my design, teaching me how to create buttonholes, and how to bind off (because, yes, even though I've knit plenty of things before . . . I've never finished anything on my own!).

I have to enter this in the Celebrate Color festivities, too. If not for the chance to win some lovely prizes, but to honor the serendipity of finishing this little project up just in the knick of time to enter without even trying.

Head over and check out all of the other lovely handmade knit goods made in the spirit of the changing seasons.


Celebrate Color


7 comments:

Rachel Hauser said...

It's lovely, Alecia! And what a pretty picture of you too. I've heard that yarn is fantastic. Thanks for joining in with Celebrate Color =)

Ann-Marie said...

I love your scarf! I need some of that yarn for sure!

Splendorfalls said...

It's just gorgeous! Yay for Mom's teaching daughters too! ps. Great pictures of you!

A.J. Dub. said...

Beautiful! What an awesome color and it looks so soft. Love your grey coat too. It looks fab with your new lovely!

Kelli said...

Lovely! Your Mom is obviously a good resource to have handy. Between the two of you, your scarflette is sooo cute!! And the buttons are just perfect for it. Great job!

twin fibers said...

It's gorgeous and looks so beautiful on you!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

and you knit too? gah! can I be you?