Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hood as Scarf

I finished the lining and was testing it out last night when I laid it over my shoulders to carry it back into the living room. And like all the best ideas...whaaalaa.

It has a very interesting look as a scarf and, made larger, would make a very interesting shawl. Of course there would have to be some alterations but those are easily done. I don't know if it's the colors or the shape that makes this look very civil war era to me as a scarf. But I tell you what. When I finish this, I'm going to use a slightly heavier yarn and see how it comes out.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I’ve made some progress on the Opera Hood. Enough progress that I was modeling it to a group at knit night tonight and suddenly realized that everyone in the cafĂ© was watching me with this blue and grey thing on my head!

Never mind. I’m still very pleased with it so far. This is a picture after a light blocking. In this yarn and gauge it’s too small for me but would certainly fit a young girl. The blocking, as it always does for lace weight, causes it to make sense.

The grey sections you see at the top will form the place where they will be tied at the neck which will make the side sections fall over the shoulders. The bottom of the grey triangle will fall down the back.

I have the tip of the lining yet to make and then the top section to figure out. So far, so good, I think.