My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Wingspanning

Here is the state of my Wingspan Scarf as of this morning, spread out as much as possible on my desk at work:

Wingspan022312 240x144 Wingspanning

I am on the 16th triangle and am thinking about how many more triangles I can make. I have this much of the skein left:

Yarn022312 240x144 Wingspanning

Before I started the 16th triangle, I weighed the skein. It weighs 29 grams. This yarn comes in a 150-gram skein, so the first 15 triangles took 121 grams of yarn, or just over 8 grams each.

After completing the triangles, I need to work 4 rows along the long edge and then bind off. That long edge will be over 200 stitches, because each triangle contributes 13 stitches to the edge.

A variable — I did not weigh my skein before I started knitting. It may have weighed slightly more or less than 150 grams.

So what I think I will do is work a total of 17 triangles then work the long edge.

I did purchase a second skein of Zauberball Starke 6 in this colorway, but I think I’ll be very happy with the length of the scarf worked with one skein.

Would anyone like my second skein to knit their own Wingspan? 🙂

To be entered in a random drawing to win one skein of Zauberball Starke 6 in colorway #2081 (a lovely mix of olive green and black), leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday February 28, 2012, noon Eastern time.  I’ll choose a recipient at random from the comments left (you must leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win).

Speaking of Giveaways

The winner of the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl is Shannon N., who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

Vote for Your Favorite Needles!

Signature Needle Arts, my hands-down favorite knitting needles made the finals for the About.com Knitting Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of Favorite Needle Brand. Want to cast your vote for your faves? You can do so here! You can vote daily for your favorite (Signature Needle Arts) through March 21, so hop on over and vote (for Signature Needle Arts). Not that I’m biaised or anything.

The link to all the voting categories for the Knitting Reader’s Choice Awards is here.

Lucy Sez

Lucy022112 240x160 Wingspanning

My momma forgot to post my picture in Tuesday’s blog entry! She has been really busy at work and it’s made her forgetful. Or maybe her problem is old age. 😉

Comments

  1. Thank you for this generous giveaway! I love the color, and have Wingspan downloaded & ready to go.
    Anita´s last blog post ..First day back.

  2. Green! I love green! Been lurking here for almost a year and have finally finished reading every post since you started. I feel that I have gotten to know you pretty well at this point, lol. Consider me for this lovely prize

  3. Jessica Sides says:

    I saw this scarf of yours and was -in love- this is beautiful I would love it!

  4. This pattern is on my short list (which is actually fairly long by many people’s standard). I’d love the yarn for it!
    JaneB´s last blog post ..Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

  5. Lisa (in BC) says:

    It’s a beautiful scarf! I’d love to try Zauerball!

  6. Wingspan is really pretty and, after seeing yours, I must make one for myself. Thanks for posting about it.
    Joanne´s last blog post ..Savannah – Part 3

  7. Looks absolutely awesome in the Zauberball Starke 6 – would love to make one as well!

  8. It’s a beautiful colorway!

  9. Gorgeous, count me in.

  10. I would love the wool the make my own wingspan. It looks awesome!!!!

  11. That turned out very pretty! I love these types of projects 🙂

  12. Free Yarn! Sign me up!
    garret´s last blog post ..Now they let me post!

  13. I’ve never used that yarn. I’d love to give it a try 🙂

  14. Stephanie mcguckin says:

    This looks great pick me pick me please

  15. I would love the chance to win!

  16. What an interesting scarf. I am so tired of the usual…I am going to give Ravelry a look. Since this yarn has already been tried and turned out so nice…I would like to have a chance. Thank you.

  17. I don’t have a green scarf so this would really be the iceing on the cake.
    nannyjean´s last blog post ..Sammy Jo

  18. That is a beautiful skein of yarn!
    And it knits up into a nice wingspan. The completed picture in the other blog post looks really lovely.

  19. I love that colorway!! I can see myself wearing this scarf, redhead that I am!

  20. It looks gorgeous! If I didn’t want the yarn before, I certainly would want it now!

  21. I’d love to be entered. Your wingspan is just fantastic!
    Alissa´s last blog post ..Safety First.

  22. The yarn would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for offering it.

  23. I would love to have this yarn join my stash.

  24. Yes please! I don’t think we can get that here in NZ. Love the wingspan, looks good.

    Cheers

  25. Your Wingspan is gorgeous! I would love to knit one. Thanks for sharing your knitting adventures!

  26. Arlene Hoose says:

    Would love to try Wingspan and I love the color
    you used. Count me in. Arlene

  27. Alice Moisen says:

    The yarn is gorgeous. I would love the chance to won some. Count me in!

  28. The wingspan scarf looks fun to knit and I have a friend that loves green. I’d love to make it for her.

  29. It’s definitely a pretty colorway, count me in!!!
    Autumn´s last blog post ..A Word, Please?

  30. very lovely colors! I like the completed project. green just happens to be my favorite color and St Paddy’s day is right around the corner – can’t think of a better combination!

  31. I just favorited this pattern on Ravelry, so a chance to win this yarn would be amazing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. I’d love to win the yarn! Count me in!

  33. Would love to win. I’d even knit a Wingspan!

  34. I would love, love, love to have a chance to win that beautiful colorway. I definitely want to knit that scarf. It’s beautiful.

  35. Interesting scarf pattern in a beautiful colorway. I wouldn’t mind knitting one too.

  36. Maria Martinez-Gerhardt says:

    Love your Wingspan! The color is amazing. Thanks for letting me enter.

  37. Laura from beautiful West Michigan says:

    Love how you’re so mathematical in figuring out how much yarn you have left! My brain would get all befuddled! Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

  38. Green is my favorite color! Thanks for entering me into the drawing. 🙂

  39. Lovely. I have a soft spot for the greens. I would love to have it if you’re willing to part with it.

  40. The scarf is lovely! A perfect pattern for the yarns with the long color shifts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. That yarn is such a lovely color. It would be fun to work with it.

  42. I LOVE your scarf and I love the colors!

  43. I LOVE ZAUBERBALLS!

  44. Laura McMahan says:

    Have the pattern and would LOVE to get the yarn!

  45. I just downloaded the pattern for the scarf. Please put my name in for the drawing. Thanks.

  46. I just bought some Kauni Effekts that I am planning on making Wingspan with. Your progress has been very helpful in this decision. That Zauberball is lovely though, so I wouldn’t be mad about making two of them.

  47. That looks like a really

  48. Well, that didn’t work. What I was trying to say was that looks like a really fun pattern. Thanks for providing the link…another one for my ever longer list.

  49. Danine Imboden says:

    I’m getting ready to make mine

  50. Yay! I had checked with my LYS to get some Schoppel Wolle only to be told they are out and not sure when they will get more. Mmmmm. Would be lovely to knit with. Poor Lucy, Maybe you should post several pictures of her. All cats know paper towels are secret evil plotters that must be kept in their proper place.

  51. Just lovely! Seems simple, but looks fancy. My favorite kind of project!

  52. Your wingspan looks AWESOME

  53. Looks beautiful! Love the color you chose.

  54. Looks beautiful! I love the color you chose!

  55. Dear Wendy,
    Yor Wingspan is gorgeous! I would love to win the Zauberball to knit one for myself, Thanks for offering such great giveaways, maybe this will be the lucky one for me.
    Give Lucy a snuggle for me 🙂

  56. Love that colorway – please throw my name into the hat as well!
    gayle´s last blog post ..The Great LambWatch 2012

  57. How I do love the green. Maybe I will win and knit the scarf in time to ceclbrate St Patrick!