8/20/14

Knitting F.O.: Rainbow Baktus Scarf


Yay, it's done! This is the Baktus scarf, a pattern by Stikkelise. I used 1 skein of Zauberball in the rainbow colorway. I won't go into much detail about this pattern, as this is my second one, and I give its glowing praise in the previous post.


I will sing the praises of this yarn again...Zauberball is fantastic! I can't say enough good things about the consistency in the saturation of color throughout the skein. Even with some "thick-and-thin" spots in the spin, it just adds to the overall texture and soft hand of the yarn.


The gradation of color in the rainbow is beautiful. For this scarf I split the skein in half and alternated every 2 rows. This gives the slight difference in color even as the rainbow emerges.

Unfortunately I did have to play "chicken" with the yarn at the end. I've spoken about this on my podcast and probably here before, but I'm convinced my gauge changes as I knit on any project. The pattern and my knitted swatch both "told" me I should have had enough yarn for both the increase and decrease sides to be equal lengths, but I ended up having to decrease much earlier than I'd have liked. So instead of a nice even triangle point, I ended up with a little curly chicken wing.....

Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by!

CGM


8/16/14

Freeform Face Mini Art Quilt

10" x 12". Spray ink on canvas fabric. 
Freeform face drawn with a black Sharpie.
Journaling around face with white Sharpie.
FMQ with blue Aurifil thread.





CGM