I have many things to share, but I think I will blog them in separate posts in a vain attempt to remain comprehensible. So, today we have some fire.
The knitting fire wasn’t the fire I had planned at all for Lolly’s Project Spectrum: The Elements. I planned to knit some socks in a luscious raspberry merino. However, having chosen a pattern and knit almost a whole leg, I now want to knit something entirely different with the yarn (I think).
Thank goodness my father-in-law needed a new scarf. For Christmas 2006 I had knit Bob a scarf in some chunky alpaca. He thought I was really nice to knit him something, but unknown to me, he didn’t really wear scarves. That is until this past bitter winter. He loved the scarf; it kept his neck very warm, and then he lost it. He lost it in a hospital where he was taking part in a Parkinson’s Disease study (the study was called “Tango Boot Camp”), and now we believe someone else is wearing the scarf as it wasn’t turned in to the lost-and-found. More chunky alpaca to the rescue! I changed the stitch pattern to Twin Rib from a diagonal rib of the first scarf. Both patterns follow my ideal for men’s scarves of reversibility. The color, Cinnabar Melange, is the same as the first scarf (yarn is Misti Alpaca Chunky) and is a burning ember red.
Naturally, as this is Molecular Knitting, our first photo of a scarf must take place on the couch-o-meter. Bob’s Second Scarf knit up to a little over 2 cushions in length.
Yes, the scarf and sofa color clash. Neither the couch or the scarf was very happy with the photo shoot, but they suffer from being inanimate and therefore are unable to do much about the situation.
Here’s a close up of the stitch pattern, unblocked, and I mailed it unblocked so it would arrive by Bob’s birthday. M said it looked fine, but I feel a bit guilty.
Although I wasn’t really looking for a photography subject for Project Spectrum, we had an absolutely spectacular sunset on March 15th. I put some of the photos in there own Flickr set, but here are three in time progression from just after the sun sank below the horizon until about 20 minutes later. None of the photos have been played with digitally.
It was some pretty cool fire.
P.S. Be sure to check out M’s posts about the Blood and Sand cocktail at Cocktails with M, if you haven’t already. It’s yummy, especially with his mods.
12 thoughts on “Fire”
That looks like a very comfy scarf. Thanks for showing it on the couch-o-meter 🙂
Those sunset pictures are beautiful!
Ah, the couch-o-meter! You needn’t feel bad about not blocking the scarf. I think it looks terrific, as do those sunset skies.
Yay couch-o-meter! The scarf looks great and it’ll block just fine on it’s own next time he wears it in the snow. No worries.
Awesome sky pics.
Wow, gorgeous scarf and sunset photos!
Great-looking scarf and wonderful sky/clouds photos.
Yummy scarf! I only block lace scarves before gifting them – does that help?? 😉
I’m with Chris…I only block scarves when gifting them as well, and if I’ve run out of yarn!
Brenda- Maybe your next couch will have to be more neutral in color- to offset the yarns.
Either that, or only measure things that go with red.
The scarf looks so lucious! I completely agree about the reversibility requirement for scarves. And that sky! I can’t wait to be a west coaster and see that for myself (even if it is a different state – we don’t have that kind of open sky here).
I love love love your red couch! If I didn’t have cats…
And the scarf looks really cushy! I hope your FIL loves it!
Amazing cloud photos…
What gorgeous clouds! Sigh.
And I think I want some of your scarf yarn. That color is right up my alley! 🙂 The laceweight is lovely to work with, so I imagine the chunky weight feels even better.
Wow, spectacular photos! I will have to try to capture some of our SoCal sunsets after seeing how beautiful your photos turned out. The scarf looks elegant and cozy, so just perfect!