Gust

I went for my second test today – a CT scan.  It was supposed to take just a little bit, but they decided to do it another way – and I ended up being there 3 hours.  Good thing I took the morning off, eh?  It did give me a lot of time to knit, though, and I am halfway through a sock.    I am constantly reminded what a good thing knitting is – I didn’t mind the wait at all!

When I got home from the hospital, and before I logged into work, I took a few minutes to block this….and after checking it every 30 minutes, it was finally dry….

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Isn’t that amazing?  I just love seeing how lace totally changes once its blocked.   And I love this scarf!

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Pattern:  Gust
Yarn:  Knit Picks Shadow
Started:  February 1, 2008
Finished:  February 10, 2008

I think I’ve mentioned this once (or twice) before, but this really is a great pattern – I loved knitting it, and it was very easy to memorize so I actually knit it on the train in the morning.  Anything lace I can knit at 6:00 a.m. without a lot of coffee is a good lace pattern!  It went so fast that I was a little sorry to finish it… 

I got this yarn in a swap, and was never sure what to do with it.  I’m so glad I used it for this – it is just perfect for the pattern.  It is a little heathered and has some red tones to it – very pretty.  And it is very soft – a pleasure to work with.   I would recommend it – and you can’t beat the price!

Cieara had off school today so I wrestled her into modeling it…but I couldn’t get it wrapped around her the right way (she was very uncooperative as a model today).  But I think it still looks pretty with a shawl pin, don’t you?  The sides are a little pointy because I didn’t spend enough time weaving the blocking wire through…but I sort of like it.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it – it may go into the pile for gifts, or I may keep it for myself….

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This little scarf really helped build some confidence in my ability to do lace.  I can really see myself knitting something a bit more complicated or bigger next…although I sort of like doing these small scarves – so nice to finish things fast!  And Anne has so many nice scarf patterns…

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Well, two more days to this week, and then a three day weekend.  Yea!  I hope you are having a good week, and that we get to the weekend fast!

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31 Responses to Gust

  1. Viola says:

    It’s so beautiful. It *almost* makes me want to knit something lacy;)

  2. Jen says:

    Impressive! Great color and great lace scarf! The photos are very complimentary to the project, as well. Do you take the photos yourself or do you have a friendly photographer take them for you?

  3. Terri says:

    Beautiful!! That really is so delicate and adorable. I think you should keep that one for yourself! :o)

  4. chris says:

    It is gorgeous – so beautiful – you need to knit more lace!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful scarf!

    Thank you for the gift certificate to Knitspot! I may need to use it on Gust. I love how yours turned out.

  6. Ina says:

    Beautiful scarf! I rather like the pointy edges.

    Knitting really does make waiting rooms bearable. Keep on keeping on!

  7. rhoda says:

    wow. gust is absolutely gorgeous! hey, my last lace project gave me more confidence in being able to do lace too! go us! 😉

  8. Josiane says:

    You’ve got every reason to love this scarf! It’s beautiful!

  9. tiennie says:

    OMGosh! That’s beautiful and so not what I was expecting from the unblocked version. I love this!

  10. Jeanne says:

    You HAVE to keep that scarf for yourself! So beautiful!

  11. Lorraine says:

    Jeanne- Gust is lovely. It looks great in that color.

    (what’s the point in having kids if they won’t model for you? I feel your pain)

  12. debbie says:

    I think you should keep Gust, too. The color is gorgeous. I have a picture of my gust in progress on my blog. Not as pretty as yours.

    I was going to give mine away but my husband intervened. He wants me to keep it for myself.

    3 hours for a CT scan? Mine was, maybe 10 minutes. Should I feel cheated? : – )

  13. Cookie says:

    That is just gorgeous!

    All teen models are cranky. It’s in their contract. Didn’t you know that? ;^)

    I hope you get some good news soon, sweetie.

  14. weezalana says:

    Wow, that is beautiful! I never thought I’d be into lace, but it’s been on my mind lately. Now even more so!

  15. Opal says:

    Oh the scarf is breathtaking! Great photos. Great yarn. Great lace. Three thumbs up!

    Like Cookie said, I hope you get some good news soon.

  16. Erin says:

    Verrrrry nice. Great color choice!

  17. anne says:

    wow, it’s beautiful! i love it in the solid color . . .

  18. Suzy says:

    jeanne,
    that is so beautiful! i love the color, keep it for yourself!!
    you’ve inspired me to try some lace this year 🙂

  19. Monika says:

    Beautiful! The color suits you very well, and that lovely pin!!!

  20. Pixie says:

    I think I like the pointy edges better than a straight edge, I think it adds to the pattern!

  21. Just Gorgeous!!!!

    It is now in my que! I have some Malabrigo Lace over here trying to decide what to be!

    I love the unintentional edges and was going to ask you what stitch pattern did you do for it!! ;op

    Nice job! I will have to get this pattern

  22. Sherry says:

    Your Gust is beautiful. The yarn you chose is perfect for it. It shows the stitch pattern really well!!

  23. Ren says:

    how beautiful! i love the color, too. i’ve always wanted to knit lace, but i haven’t found any reason to yet…

  24. Carin says:

    Very, very nice… lovely!
    Knit Picks Shadow has a very nice drap to it. As usually I love your colour choice.
    Dang… you knit fast.

  25. Sourire11 says:

    It’s stunning! I love the points and scallops… really beautiful.

  26. hakucho says:

    Gorgeous scarf…love the color and pattern…you should be very proud of yourself…well done 🙂

    happy knitting 🙂

  27. Jessica says:

    Fabulous scarf and the yarn is perfect!

  28. Wanda says:

    It’s beautiful Jeanne. What a lovely color. You’ve persuaded me to buy the pattern! Not that it’s that hard, but still. I’m going to give it a go.

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