Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Don't open until . . .


(Holds finger to lips)

Shhhhhhhhhh!

If you're like me, you are working on handmade, homemade, bestest-kind-of-presents gifts right now! (Wink)

Those jingly bells are sounding stronger . . . gotta get these done!

I know most of the time I'm talking about quilting here at the Lilypad, but I wanted to show you something just a little bit different!

Lookee!


Yummmmm . . . looks warm to me!

This is kinda a yarn review, too. I thought I would show you what I used:


Different, no?


Would I use this again? Ummm, I would have to think about it! (I love you, Lion brand yarns, but this particular yarn caused me no end of issues!) I mean, seriously, look at it and tell me you could count stitches and keep a pattern going with this! 

So I just did a simple K2, P2 ribbing, and it worked out just fine. Take a closer look at the texture! 


Want a really close look?



I think the recipient will love it -- just her shade of green, and the softness and texture will be appreciated!

In case you are wondering, I used only one skein, and size 10 needles. It measures about 44 inches, which will be just right for a petite person!

What about you? Are you making gifties?

Love,



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12 comments:

  1. That looks good and very warm but the yarn looks a bit of a terror to use. I used a similar yarn a while back and I don't think I'll try it again as keeping count of the stitches was a nightmare.

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  2. My first thought when I saw your picture of the yarn was about how difficult it'd be to count stitches. The finished scarf is just gorgeous though.

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  3. Wow, I love that yarn. It would be great for weaving as a weft yarn. What is the fiber content?

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  4. I so wish I knew how to crochet or knit. Unfortunately, my attempts to learn both failed miserably. I love the scarf!! It would be a great gift for someone. :)

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  5. Pretty scarf! That color green will go with everything year season. Is that similar to Lion Brand's 'Homespun' line? I use that for all my prayer shawls and it is so cuddly. But you are right - keep the pattern simple. 'Silky Twist' sounds oh-so-soft and comfy. She will love this!

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    1. ...ummm..correction...' will go with everything this season'.... Sorry, the brain and fingers aren't working well together today!!!

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  6. Oh! I'm making something similar with Red Heart Buttercup yarn (it's super super soft but textured like what you used). I'm also doing a simple K2 P2 - mostly because it's for a kid and I am a really green knitter, but also bc I know how nubby and confusing it'll get. Hope your recipient loves your creation!

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    1. Hello, Berrybarndesigns, and thank you for stopping by....I wanted to reply directly to you, but you are a no-reply blogger! Good luck on your project, and thank you for leaving me a comment!

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  7. At first glance, I thought it was a pair of arm/hand warmers...which I love. I was all set to ask to be added to your Christmas list. LOL You knit beautifully and the scarf looks lusciously warm! The color is fabulous.

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  8. They look snuggly and beautiful! That is my favorite green :)

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  9. That looks like it would be hard to knit with, I would probably keep sticking my needles through the yarn. The scarf turned out super lovely and looks very cozy! I am plugging away on my Christmas gifts right now too :)

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  10. Pretty! I am making birthday gifts for grand sons. I ma making a space wall hanging that is 3d. The pattern even came with glasses. He will be 9 and has already seen the pattern. I made a magic block for the littlest that will be 1. I have 4 grand birthday all at Thanksgiving! The two older ones will be 19 and 20 ! They will probably get gift cards!

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