Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Edgar at the base of Mt. Princeton

Edgar designed by Silke Hupka
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, I don't know which color; 1 skein used - it's 2 repeats longer than the cravat in the pattern, if I recall correctly. I wanted to use as much of the skein as possible. And I did.
Needles: Size 8 US addi turbos
Finished measurements prior to blocking: 4 inches wide by 39 inches long

Edgar is a handsome scarf, and a fun knit. I learned how to do a cable cast on, which is exciting! And I really enjoyed watching the Silk Garden color progression. This was my first project with Silk Garden, and I really like it. I will have to block the scarf and see if I still like it afterwards, particularly since I didn't do a gauge swatch.

Edgar was originally slated for my Dad, but it's a bit too flashy for him, so I have started an Irish Hiking Scarf for him instead.

I had a lot of fun trying to take quality pictures of Edgar in between sessions with students...one day I will not take pictures under duress. Edgar is pictured here just outside of Buena Vista, Colorado, at the base of Mt. Princeton's chalk cliffs, at about 9000 feet, on a typical crystal clear day.

Below, two other pics I just couldn't leave out. Thanks to Jen for tolerating her first model shoot.

9 comments:

Areli said...

Edgar looks great! I have been wanting to try silk garden. I am also on the hunt for some yarn to do an Irish Hiking Scarf for myself.

Zonda said...

That is beautiful! Great job!

monkeemaven said...

but - but - but - that's not a zibbish design!

Jeanne said...

Edgar looks very dashing in that setting!

Kaitie Tee said...

Beautiful pictures! I subscribe to your blog now, so I'll know everytime you post to your blog. All I did was go to Bloglines and then add your site to my list of "feeds." Then Bloglines shows any posts I haven't read yet. It's pretty neat-o. And yes, I am the person who had her vehicle stolen out of her driveway while she was home...gotta move out of Crime-rora.

zibibbo said...

OOOH pretty! And great setting, your pics are getting even more fantabulous. I really like the way the Noro knits up in that design!

Rain said...

Great scarf and what a view. Wow!

Rain said...

Oh and a huge great big thank you for linking to my blog.

I'd forget my head if it was loose.

Jerry & Maxy said...

Thanks to all of you for visiting AND commenting. I really appreciate it :-). And I'm not sure I'll be able to top the pics in this post ever again, but I'll try...

And KT - I've subscribed to your too. In fact, I believe I've subscribed to all of you!