Scarf instead of slippers.
My ISE 4 scarf finally made it to my pal Jenn! Now I can show it off and tell you the Saga of the Scarf.
Originally I had another design in mind for a completely different yarn. You may recall I had bought some silk from Elann first. The problems came in when I dyed it. The original yarn was a pale orange and I overdyed it using some Terra Cotta Wilton's dye. It came out looking beautiful. It also turned my hands a bright pink. I tried setting that colour at least four times. Sadly, every time I picked that yarn up it turned my hands pink. I began to dislike the yarn. A lot. Finally I was running out of time to get this scarf knit and had to admit defeat.
Fortunately Lynne of Threads in Time in Thunder Bay was great about sending up yarn before, so I phoned down for more. She didn't have any Misti Pima Cotton Silk in stock, but she ordered some from her supplier in Quebec and it arrived at my house in 2 weeks. Lynne rocks and the day was saved or so I thought.
The design I originally had in mind did not look good with this yarn. Sigh. Back to the drawing board. I am apparently too stubborn and egotistical to use a pattern already out there.
Another couple of days of knitting this idea and that idea finally resulted in me
I present ... Wrapped in Cables.
A lacy cabled scarf that is completely reversible.
The lace is identical of both sides and the cable has only one difference,
which way it twists.
I wanted to put the pattern up here for all to use, but Paypal really killed me with all those fees and I am dead broke. I need to make some money if I want to be able to buy yarn and stuff to help me play with it. I will be test knitting the pattern to make sure I have it written right and to help me finish the chart. I should have it up in my sidebar for a small price on Monday.