Sunday, January 29, 2012

Welts and All

IMG_4159 by kbshee
IMG_4159, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

Here is my favorite WIP--an infinity scarf in Kidsilk Haze Stripe, in the colorway Circus.

It is really, really bright--one thing I truly love about these types of yarn is the way that they take the dye. So vibrant! This scarf has colors that I'd never wear in real life--bright orange, greens and chartreuse (is that the bright pink color? neer quite sure). However, I love the look of the colors so much that I'm going for it.

Infinity scarves are quite the trend...basically, you cast on a bunch of stitches, join in the round, and knit. This one has 160 stitches and can be worn long or doubled up like a cowl. The interesting feature is that it has welts...basically, you knit ten rounds, turn it inside out, knit ten more rounds, turn it inside out, etc. Then on the 'right' side you have what looks like ten knit rounds and ten purl rounds. And the same thing on the inside.

We had a great day yesterday. We had a Hike of Celebration on a sunny, 50 degree January day a bit more than a year after Juneau's diagnosis of leukemia. A year ago, she could hardly make it down the driveway (but she wanted to go for a walk every day). Yesterday, we went on a two mile hike up Spencer's Butte. It's only a bit more than a mile one way, but the elevation gain is 750 feet and the last 1/8th mile or so are over boulders to reach the top. Juneau was out in front the whole way, and did a great job on the boulders (better than Tim and I did, but probably not as great s Pilot). The only downside was that half of Eugene decided to make the hike yesterday as well, and the trail was somewhat crowded (too many off leash dogs as well). But little could dampen our day with our Juneau!

1 comment:

KSD said...

Tearing up reading about Juneau. . .