Keeping warm

I haven’t blogged in days because I was waiting for Andrew to send me the pictures from the weekend – I forgot my camera so I had to use his.  I’ve reminded him, nagged him…and still no pictures.  So I can’t show you anything about the weekend – but we had a very good time.  The game was a lot of fun (but a little rainy) – I’ve never been to a college game, and we sat in the student section so it was very loud and um….spirited.  We really had a good time – its too bad that we haven’t gone before – I think we’ll definitely go again!  We went to a really good brew pub for dinner where I had very good beer (I’m normally more of a wine person but the beer was great!).  All in all, a very nice weekend, and a nice get away.

It has beem so cold here this week – it was 32 degrees the other morning when I was walking to work from the train.  I have a new scarf – but I really need some mittens.  I decided that I’d make Peekaboo mittens (Ravelry link) – the opening will be convenient.  The pattern calls for either DK or worsted weight.  I had both – but nothing that went with the new scarf.  So I thought about it and decided that I’d make a scarf to go with the mittens.  Went to the stash, went to Ravelry – and I finally found the right pattern for this yarn – only took three tries

This is My So Called Scarf and it is the perfect pattern for Malabrigo.  And it is the perfect pattern for train knitting.  And I love this scarf.


I started it last night, and it was hard to put down.    I’m going to make this and then make matching mittens – I think I may modify the mitten pattern to use the stitch pattern from the scarf because I think it would look nice – and I love the pattern – I wonder if this would make a good sock pattern?


Isn’t that nice?  It is so soft – and it will keep me warm.  I can’t wait for this to be done so I can start the mittens.  And I’m really looking forward to having warm hands in the morning!

Work has been insanely busy – but I’m taking some vacation next week because my mother is visiting from California (I think the cold weather is going to be a shock for her).  I have to work on my vacation, but hopefully that will be kept to a minimum, and I’ll have a chance to finish some knitting. 

OK, off to knit the scarf – have a great rest of the week!


25 Responses to Keeping warm

  1. That’s so pink! And I love it. Is there a name for that stitch pattern? It really shows off the yarn.

  2. Emilee says:

    Very pretty. That really shows off the color variations in the yarn.

  3. Suzanne says:

    OOOOhh!! Malabrigo!! The scarf is beautiful.

  4. Jeannie says:

    It looks so soft and squishy. It makes me want to try out some Malabrigo and knit one of those scarves.

  5. TheBon says:

    I just knit a “Herringbone Neckwarmer” which is basically a short my so-called scarf with a short garter band for buttonholes. It is definitely a great stitch pattern for malabrigo!

  6. Rachel says:

    Lovely scarf and stitch pattern!

  7. Terrye says:

    I really like the colors, but the stitch is neat. I tried to figure it out from looking at your pictures, guess I’ll have to go to the original pattern source.
    Nice! Your set will be eyecatching!

    Knitting Editor

  8. donna lee says:

    I need new mittens, too. I made myself a scarf but I have old quilted mittens. I think I’ll wait until my last bit of christmas knitting s done and then treat myself to some mittens. Maybe I’ll get good and spin some yarn myself. That would be very satisfying.

  9. Elise says:

    At some point I’ll have to try this Malabrigo thing I keep hearing about! Love the colors

  10. Opal says:

    Mmm. The Malabrigo looks great in that pattern. I just gave in to the temptation and bought some myself. It’s on sale at Diva Knitting!

  11. hakucho says:

    Love your scarf! I started the same pattern (I’ve been wanting to try it forever), different type of yarn of course, a few days before I got started with the mohair socks. Hated to put it down, but will resume once I get the socks sent to my sister. Cute mittens…I’m looking for a pattern for the rest of the mohair…will have to keep that pattern in mind when I try to decide on a pattern.

    Stay warm 🙂

  12. Lauren says:

    I have the pattern on my list of things to do. So simple but I love it. Looks beautiful! Hugs!

  13. weezalana says:

    So pretty! Hmm, I wonder about socks – they’d be very thick and warm, but might not be very stretchy…

  14. chris says:

    It is coooold out now! I love that scarf – I gave mine away but always planned on another – someday!

  15. dawn says:

    That’s so nice. This shade is lovely, the pinks are just pink enough and variable enough to make the pattern pop. I’m about to hunt out some malabrigo to make a ruffled scarf, saw one on Thursday and it’s gorgeous.

  16. Missy says:

    ooh I love the new pink scarf. Great pattern and color. Can’t wait to see it done.

  17. Ren says:

    i’m working on a ‘my so called scarf’ right now, too. i knit one with malabrigo before — it is definitely a good pattern for that yarn. : )

  18. Susie says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the colors too. I just copied it and hope to make one of these for myself.

  19. rhoda says:

    ahhh, the ubiquitous my so called scarf! 🙂 it looks lovely!

  20. tiennie says:

    I love your version of this scarf. Love the colorway!

  21. jennygirl says:

    Mmm…warm and wonderfully pink. How about a matching hat too? It definitely got too cold too quick here in the NE.
    Have a great weekend!

  22. lilypily says:

    I love this pattern too. I made three of these scarves in all and was still not sick of the pattern by the end of the third one. Now that’s a good pattern! 🙂

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