Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Needlework Tuesday - Sky Scarf Update
It's not going as well as I'd hoped, but I'm getting there. I'm not really keeping up with the knitting on a daily basis, but I'm trying to look at the sky daily and at least write it down. I did miss a few days but was able to remember what those days were like, so everything is basically on track. Oh, except for that one day in June when I accidently knitted a day twice. I'm not sure how that happened, but I got to the end of the month and had two rows too many. Oh well.
Here's the latest photo:
Note: I am about a week behind in knitting.
Since I'm carrying 7 strands of yarn (8 once we get snow) up the left hand side of the piece (I'm left handed), I leave the whole thing on a tray to keep it from getting too tangled. It still gets twisted, but not too badly. Speaking of the left edge, it's not a neat as I would like, but this is my first time using this technique. It's way better than having yarn ends to weave in.
I devised a way to represent a rainbow in the scarf. You can barely see it about 1.5" up from the bottom...where that strand of yarn is on the right hand side. In my stash, I found some lots of embroidery thread. I took one thread from each of the seven colours of a rainbow (ROYGBIV), twisted them together and wove them through the front loops on the right side of the scarf. I didn't have the exact colours, but they were close enough for me. So far, we've only had one rainbow.
Here's my first post about the sky scarf in case you missed it. It'll give you the low down on it.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts. Click here to see what she's up to this week. It looks like she's getting ready to knit up a storm. ;)