the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Work in Progress Wednesday




My knitting seat and my Great Granny's Rocking Chair.  My dad refinished it when I was prego with my eldest. It warms my heart to sit and knit (or feed my nursling) in the same chair where I remember my "Chicky" Grandma knitting when I was a small person. 

You see him eyeing that ball of yarn?  He's in to the mischeifs already.  There's nothing like a boy...
But onto the scarf. It's a self-shading ruffle scarf knit with Wisdom Yarns Limerick.
It's pretty easy, but also looks fancy schmancy when finished.
Cast on 20 sts. 
Knit 5. Turn Knit to End. Turn Knit to End. Knit 5. Turn knit to end. Turn knit to end... You get the idea?  An extra row of 5 stitches at each end makes some cute little ruffles. :)

Lace-weight Mohair Scarf.  Also very easy.  Cast on 70 stitches on size 9 needles.  Knit until end of skein. Laceweight mohair is just so pretty that you can make even the most simple projects look all kinds of fancy!  This skein is from Blue Ridge Yarns (Shadow Mini in Rainforest.)

Some of ma stash... 
My most favorite local yarn store is closing shop so I am loading up while the gettin's good.


5 comments:

shellyfish said...

What lovely scarves! And such a special chair to sit in. That would mean so much to me, too!
Adding you to the WIP list right now - so glad to have you join us!

Rebz said...

Hi Hanna.
You have a blog.
That is so cool.
XOXO
Joce
Also I like your blog, LOL.
Also, you linked me in your blog.
I think this will be fun. :)

Hanna said...

Woo hoo!! I have comments. Oh, the excitement!!
And also, Jocelyn, why are you not following me? :P

Kara said...

Love it...I may have to do this too. I have so many projects I am working on right now..crazy! Oh how I wish we lived closer so we could knit/crochet together. That basket of yarn made me drool a little ;o)

Hanna said...

Honestly? That basket of yarn makes me drool a little too...
I <3 pretty wool yarn.