Monday, March 26, 2007

Scarf crazy

Happy Monday!

Back to work after a very productive knitterly weekend. First, the man and I went to Oakland to visit Article Pract. You may remember that Kathy (my SP9 spoiler) sent me a gift certificate way back when. I had never been there before, and the man couldn't pass up an east bay adventure, so Saturday morning we headed over to check it out. What a fabulous little store!
I bought Koigu for the Chevron Scarf (everybody's doing it!), and had the man pick some yarn for the lining of his Pirate hat. I was really impressed by his choice. Set loose in a yarn store packed to the gills with suitable choices and what does he pick? Rowan Calmer! Is good taste in yarn inherent? or has he just been hanging around me and my stash for too long?
I also chose some Crystal Palace Daisy needles for my scarf. I hardly ever knit with straights, but they were purple. How could I resist?
After our shopping spree, we needed some sustenance. Vanessa had recommended the pizza place next door to Article Pract, but they weren't open. We found a deli across the street which was fabulous! Quite a line, but worth the wait.

When we got home, I immediately jumped in and did this. I love the way the colors are coming together.

This is Koigu KPPPM P508 and P436.
ETA: How about some better pictures of this beauty?

In the past week I also whipped up a So-Called Scarf. I knit it up with 2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Jewel Blue and size 11 Denise needles. What a fun pattern! It's really easy to memorize, but creates a fabulous texture.

Of course, now that it's spring I decide to knit scarves. Go figure.