Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Soup Knitting

Not actually knitting soup, but it has just felt a lot like soup weather so I have been making oodles of soup. I have also been knitting up a storm and boy does it feel good!!
My oldest daughter is taking a photo class and was trying out some artsy ways to take pictures of my scarf. It sure looks a lot better than what I usually do :o)
This scarf is really pretty. I love the way the sequins catch the light when I'm wearing it, but they are a tad scratchy. I wear it all the time anyway!
Yarn: Bali #4 from the Great Adirondack Yarn Company
Color: Paprika
This was a multi strand yarn. There were three different strands all in the hank together. I carefully wound the ball from the hank and discovered that all the strands were not the same length. I tried to compensate for this and thought I had done a pretty good job until I got about 3/4 of the way through the ball of yarn. One of the strands, the thickest one, was significantly longer than the other two. As I was knitting, I kept "inching it down" the other two, but eventually it got so tangled up I couldn't go on. I wound up having to separate the strands at the end farthest away from my knitting and wind them up separately, unknotting as I went along. This was extremely time consuming. But, when all is said and done, it turned out fine. It's a little shorter than I prefer (note to self: one skein scarves could sometimes use an extra skein), but it looks fine.
Needles: US 15
Start: 11/21/11
Finished: 11/29/11
Cast on 10 stitches and knit every row
Finished measurement: 46" X 4"
This next photos is my new favorite soup. I found the recipe at the Yarn Harlot and it's called "Emergency Soup".
She used leeks, but I didn't have any so I put in my shredded zucchini and crookneck squash (2C) worth from the garden this summer. I also added a bit of broccoli - OOOOHH This is super yummy!!

1 comment:

hakucho said...

Your scarf is very glamorous and festive looking...perfect for the holidays :)

Will have to give the emergency soup a try. Love soup in the winter :) ---with fresh bread :)