"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Finish

An easy finish or two today. Just had to do a few rows on the dishcloth and hide the ends on "George's" scarf.  The dishcloth is out of a groovy Sugar'n Cream Twists.  I had never seen the red/blue/yellow colorway before...and I bought enough for several since I like to tuck them into gifts as a little something extra. The pattern is a waffle stitch that several people in blogland have been knitting recently.

Here is "George," the Pacific Island-ish tiki and scarf model, who lives in one of the planters out by the pool.   

George is an old friend. In another life he resided at my parents' house. My sister brought him to them from Mexico one year back in the early 1960s.  He always sat in the entry of the house (inside the house...why?) while I was growing up, and we sometimes used him jokingly as a hat rack...he looked great in my crocheted tams and straw sun hats, as well as my dad's bucket hats and baseball caps!  Halloween and Christmas always found him in appropriate holiday attire.  I thought he might like to model my Baktus scarf for you since he is such a stylish guy.  This was a fun and easy knit.  The idea is to take your yarn, weigh it, knit half of it, increasing every 4th row, then when you reach the halfway point of your yarn, start decreasing at every 4th row until you are done and, hopefully, the yarn is all or mostly gone.  It is a great stash buster and never comes out the same twice because if you are truly using leftover yarn you probably never start out with the same amount or type.  It is what I was knitting in the post where I got the big idea to do that orange everyday thing.  I used a Misti Alpaca Peruvian Pima cotton and silk and, admittedly, it was not leftover yarn; I didn't buy it specifically for the project but I did buy it last Fall with the intention of making a scarf of some kind (though, now it is too warm to wear a scarf of any yarn...but next Fall it'll be great!) I took it with me to Europe to work on while traveling because it was so easy and I didn't have to think hardly at all while knitting.  Unfortunately, I lost a pair of Addi Turbo circulars to the security officer at the Norwich, England airport...grrrrr...The first pair of needles I have ever had confiscated in all the many years I have been bringing them with me on the plane...lesson learned: bring wooden needles...just in case...which I did the next time... 

Have a great weekend everyone!



Mary Ann said...

Yup, wooden needles and cardboard nail-files! Ask me how I know!!
Your dishcloth is so cool! I love waffle-look! And George looks stunning in your new scarf! LOL!

jenclair said...

Oh, that last image is so yummy!

Debra said...

One cool dude! love blue and orange together!

Barbara C said...

Your scarf model is perfect. I keep admiring the hat and scarf statues people use for models on Ravelry, but I think your is best.

I "cheated" on my baktus scarf by using two balls of sock yarn. No weighing, and my scarf was nice and long.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I'm just learning to knit. I can crochet, but am really struggling with this knitting business. My 16-year old daughter knows how and is somewhat graciously teaching me the ropes.

George is a great model, by the way.