First of all, the winner of a pristine ball of Zauberball Starke 6 in colorway #2081 (which is a very fun yarn) is Niki, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!
My new work-in-progress is a very fun knit!
This is the Swiss Cheese Scarf by Winnie Shih and it is available as a free pattern on Ravelry.
This pattern blipped onto my radar a couple of weeks ago when Susan (one of the Rainey Sisters) posted about her version on her blog. Go look at it now!
The combination of Susan’s impeccable knitting and great photos made this a must-knit for me.
The original pattern calls for laceweight yarn and a cast-on of 110 stitches. Susan posted mods for her version (made with Kauni which is fingering/sport weight). Not one to mess with success, I am following Susan’s mods, including those for a one-row buttonhole.
I am using Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn in the EQ (Rainbow) colorway. Because I tend to be a loose knitter, I am using a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle for a reasonably firm fabric.
This is so entertaining to knit. I really love the Kauni Rainbow colorway — it keeps me knitting because I am always anxious to see the next color change. Never mind that I may never wear the resulting scarf. It’s just so danged fun to knit. Maybe I’ll hang it on the wall.
Lucy’s Idea of Fun
And Speaking of Fun
Check out my new toy:
This is my new 2012 Mini Cooper, acquired on Sunday. His name is Basil.
My first “fun” car since I was in college. I think it’s about time, don’t you? I don’t think I’ll ever go back to sensible cars.
If you thought my odometer reading was low before, you should see it now!