I bought just two skeins of Cascade 220 in Heathered But Still Very Pink, and this was the perfect project. I’ve worn it a lot and it attracts lots of compliments. It even looks good on my gap-tooth Julian. (He said, “This picture isn’t for the INTERNET, is it??” Shhhh, don’t tell.)
Project: Pinky Pink Rose Ruffled Scarf
Pattern: Ruffled and Ruched Scarf
Designer: Pam Powers
Available: $7 on Ravelry
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers
Although the yarn has softened a bit with washing and wearing, it is still a touch scratchy for my taste — if I make this pattern again, I will definitely select softer yarn. I enjoyed the pattern (even if ruching makes for interminable knitting). The rose is brilliant — usually I find crocheted flowers to be superior to knitted ones, but this rose is fantastic. (See my “Tips and Tricks” post on how I made the rose pin for more details.)
Oh dear, cast-on-itis hit hard this week!
It all started Monday, when I drove to Andover to teach my Steek This class. I was also signed up to staff the brand-spanking-new “Knitting 911” hour right before my class. I thought to myself, Self, you should knit on a project using Unforgettable Yarns yarn, while you are being the Knitting 911 Knitter. So, I printed out the pattern for the Ruffled and Ruched Scarf, wound up a skein of heathered-pink Cascade 220, and cast on right then and there.
Then, I went on a weekend knitting retreat to Maine with some awesome knitting friends. I had a terrible time choosing which WIPs and potential WIPs to take along …. so I didn’t choose. I brought piles and piles of yarn and projects and patterns — as if it were a month-long knitting retreat with a TARDIS to give us several extra years of knitting time. While there, I worked on about half a dozen projects, including my Flurry sweater prototype. I also cast on for my Damask shawl (largest version) with new Stroll Glimmer in Potion. I absolutely love it. It’s hard to see the sparkle in these photos, but please be sure that the Stellina is shiny in just the right amount, as well as being unbelievably soft to the touch.
When I arrived home late Sunday night, there was a Knit Picks box waiting for me! This box had six balls of Capra DK in Regal — destined to make a Firefly Shrug for my mom. I have to scoot on this project, because she needs it for a wedding in mid-October. I cast on today!