Thursday, April 02, 2009

m-m-m-m-mustard

I am in love with the colour of this yarn.



I had bought it a couple years ago knowing that I wanted to knit it into some sort of cowl, or have it up around my face somehow, but at the time knit it into a hideous-too-thick-unwearable-monster-cowl. Monster cowl formerly seen here.



I finally tore apart the monster cowl(and it was knit triple-stranded, so trying to "de-ply" it was a frustrating two-person job...), and off I went on the Mustard scarf.

pattern: Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond which is available on Ravelry as a free download...not sure if it is elsewhere on the internet or not.
yarn: Cascade 220 handpaints/hand-dyed, less than one skein --colourway (uh? not sure)
needles: 10mm
button: vintage



The abalone button I got last fall at the twice yearly Ottawa Antique sale. The Antique sale in general was a bit of a bust for me (not my usual kitschy flea market fare and too TOO rich for my blood) but I did manage to get a handful of big vintage buttons, which at the time for two and three dollars a pop seemed steep to me. I went back once more last week when the event rolled into town again hoping for more, but that same seller wasn't back this time. Big vintage buttons are always good for those one off hats and cowls that require large, singular notions. I plan to keep my eyes peeled for more from here on in.

Though that said the loosey-goosey nature of this lacey thing made sewing the button on a bit annoying. I still feel like it's not very secure, but for now it'll do.

I also have tons of this yarn leftover so I may do more. This pattern may be the perfect Xmas knit. It's not a very long scarf and I think it went up in a couple of evenings only. It's going to be a great stash buster for single skeins in the stash next fall.


apparently there is a real art to taking pictures of yourself that I have yet to master...

As the owl sweater nears completion I find I'm now starved for smaller projects again. I am even considering something I swore up and down I would never do: a wedding shrug that will hide tattoos. Sigh.

speaking of which: anyone have the pattern for the "little silk shrug" from lace style that they'd be willing to throw my way? (I would happily exchange for something in my library...). Bah. I suppose I am not above buying the book or winging it though. I'm starting to run out of room on my bookshelf.

the end.

15 comments:

littlebirdbigcity said...

I love it! The color is really perfect.
Wedding shrug!!!
I know what you mean about the tattoos. It's a tough one. I have the same issues, even when I go in for job interviews. They can be hard to hide. Sad, though.

whistlepeaknits said...

I was just going to say I didn't even know you had tattoos when I saw the swallow on your wrist.

Reckless Glue said...
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Reckless Glue said...

yeah, those ones I don't care about too much--it's the big one on my upper arm that will need coverage...

susannahbean said...

I love the scarf, it looks really nice on you! I'm with you on the wedding/tattoo thing. I won't be getting married for a while, but I definitely think about what role my tattoos will play in it. I think the lace shrug would be really pretty though!

Mrs. Brown said...

i've made three of these already. my original one was in lamb's pride bulky, wild mustard, and it is my fave. it is a really quick knit, and so versatile depending on the yarn you choose. the ones i've made from malabrigo are perfect spring-weight. yay for jane richmond & her fabulous free patterns.

kgirl said...

love the mustard scarf (except in my town, Melbourne, Australia, it would be called "a Hawthorn scarf" after one of the football teams here!)

good luck with finding the shrug - sorry, I don't have that one. I do have the lace shrug from Erika Knight's "Glamour", which i'd be willing to share if you'd like?

KGLO said...

You should take a look in the library - it's the first place I go when I need a single pattern from a book, and many libraries will connect to others to find a particular book for you. Hooray for free stuff! Love the button...

Reckless Glue said...

that's good advice, thanks! I don't know why I always forget to do that...

Julia said...

Mustard rules!

Hmm..mysterious tattoo I haven't seen. Is it that bad? Is it tribal? HA!

If you're looking to BUY said book, don't forget I'm your employee discount girl!

Reckless Glue said...

no, it's not bad...I like it actually (though the one on my back is a different story...it's just big and uh, parentally unfriendly. i.e their first view of it would be on my wedding day.

Reckless Glue said...

oh and also --thanks everyone, the pattern is in hand now and a trade is the works...woot!

Lolly said...

That color is a great one - like caramel! Great look for you :)

Wendy said...

In love with the Mustard Scarf!!! Will have to queue that one up myself. As for the shrug, it looks like you've got a copy of it in your hands. I hope it works out. And this reminds me, I need to update my library on Ravelry.

knitlit kate said...

so cute...and the button is perfect!