Monday, June 02, 2008

Leaves Were Falling Just Like Embers

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There seems to be no shortage of song lyrics that include the words "Leaf" or "Leaves", which is a good thing--I've picked up the Autumn Lace Scarf after a long hiatus. I picked up a few other older projects to test out again, but this is the one that felt best. It's not super complicated (I was able to pick it right back up) but it does require a bit of attention. The pattern is from Evelyn Clark's website, and as with many of her patterns, it's written for a variety of yarn weights. Since I'm using fine yarn, I added a repeat of the main pattern--I like the look of three big leaves better than two, too. I was surprised to see that there are only a handful of these scarves in progress on Ravelry, but it's sort of nice to not be the 1 millionth person to knit something for a change. Monkey Socks, I'm looking at you!

I have a new set of Pattern Tamers that are really great for keeping track of where I am on the chart. They're basically two strips of magnet that are covered with ribbon that you snap onto the chart to keep your place. Does that description make any sense at all? I can't be sure, so here's a photo:

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I love the bee ribbon, and I love that the magnet holds very well, and that I don't need a board to hold it--it makes it much easier to carry.

4 comments:

Heather said...

I've had my eye on those pattern tamers. Very cute bees! Do they work well with just a piece of regular paper, or do you need to have your pattern on heavier paper?

angelarae said...

Your scarf looks good:) What yarn are you using?

Ang

Cactusneedles said...

I love that color! The pattern's pretty neat, too. Like those pattern tamers! I wonder if I could make some! Take care. (Love your vacation picts, too!)

AllyB said...

Your pattern tamers are the cutest I've seen so far. And your lace is looking very nice.