Monday, June 02, 2008
Leaves Were Falling Just Like Embers
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: