Monday, August 01, 2011

ABC in Reverse

C is for Claudia Scarf and crochet ...

Claudia Scarf_1
Pattern: Claudia Scarf, by Rebecca Jackson
Yarn: Classic Elite Summer Sox, 40/40/20 cotton/merino/nylon
Hook: 3.50mm

This isn't my first Claudia Scarf, and it may not be my last. It's pleasing to work, and the results are so pretty.

Claudia Scarf_2

I used a sock yarn that's part merino, part cotton, to make it an all-seasons piece, and I aimed for a width that would allow it to function as either a wrap or a scarf. At 12 inches wide after blocking, it's just about right. I'm almost always cold on airplanes, so this will definitely be in my carry-on bag when I go on vacation this month.

Claudia Scarf_3

B is for backstitch (not to mention Bonnie and Blue Peninsula) ...

B Is for Backstitch

Work continues, bit by bit, on my Stitch Dictionary sampler. At the end of a long day, it's fun to wind down with this little project.

A is for August ... I don't think I'll be blogging much (maybe not at all) during August. In addition to traveling, I'll be getting a new fingerless mitts pattern ready for publication. And I'll continue working on Pomegranate, under the watchful eye of Inspector Snickers ...

Snickers Inspects Pomegranate Pullover
(more info about Pomegranate on Ravelry)

And A is for Arch--as in the Gateway Arch. I'll be up at the top of the Arch soon, enjoying the views. I haven't been there since I was a child and am looking forward to seeing it and other Saint Louis sights again. My family and I are gathering not far from Saint Louis for a reunion in Waterloo, Illinois, where my mom and dad grew up, met, and married. I can't wait to see everybody!

Adios, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen ...


KnitNana said...

Have a wonderful holiday and can't WAIT to see the new mitts pattern.
I will miss you, and especially Snickers!

Sally said...

Wait! What? I grew up in Red Bud, just south of Waterloo, went to high school in W'loo, my dad and sister and fam still live there. I probably know some of your relatives!I now live in Shaw neighborhood in St Louis, right near the Botanical Garden/South Grand/Tower Grove, not too far from Forest Park either. If you are in the neighborhood and want to grab a coffee, send me an email!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Sally, as they say - it's a small world! If I'm near you, I'll shoot you an email.

stringplay said...

What a treat to see Snickers! Love the scarf, too.

Karin said...

Auf Wiedersehen!! Enjoy and I'll see you soon. :)

KPiep said...

You have the most amazing gift when it comes to matching just the right colors, texture and gauge when it comes to your needlework. Love the scarf!

Have a wonderful trip, and enjoy your time with your family!