Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday

HI THERE!

I'm just stopping in for a bit to give you guys a little update on what I've been working on for the past week.

I managed to finish my chain mail socks for Charms:
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I also conjured up a magical washcloth to apply the honey soap that wards off flesh-eating hags for my Potions class;
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I also practiced more spinning, but this isn't for a class (unless you can think up a story for History of Magic's assignment...)
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BUT! The most exciting part of my week was finishing off my OWL scarf pattern (Astronomy) and being marked 50% complete. I'll show you pictures in a minute, but first I need your help on two counts. One: I need test knitters, and who better to test knit than my fellow Cuppers? In all actuality, you could probably finish this scarf in a matter of a week or two, but I took longer because the shaping was a challenge. Hehe. If you want to test knit, you'll need approximately 220 yards of a worsted weight yarn; I used Cascade Venezia and managed to get in around 210 yards of worsted weight, but you would probably do well to have a little insurance. Two: I need a name for this scarf. If you can help on either of these counts, please please please let me know by commenting here or sending me (TheAlexKlein) a PM on Ravelry. And now for the pictures:
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That's it for now, but I'll be back next week, hopefully with a finished pair of Naiad socks and a Celaeno shawl!

7 comments:

Susan (sdhsmc86) said...

Alex - what an awesome scarf! I'm thinking ornamental border with architectural themes. I would love to test knit this for you!

Steph said...

Everything that's eligible can be talked into a class, Alex! Your handspun looks like it could be moldy ghost spaghetti served at a Deathday party! :D

Danielle Evans said...
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Danielle Evans said...

Alex, what a beautiful scarf!

I would love to help you test knit it.

I am working on a name...

[WovenPixel on Ravelry]

CraftyShanna said...

Very cool and unusual scarf! I think it's great! I'll try and come up with a name - it made me think of a sunrise at the beach. The garter reminded me of ripples of sand and the ornamental part looked like suns rising.

MindySue said...

Great Scarf Alex, I would be happy to test knit it for you. MindySue

ps -Agree with NNS it could be moldy spaghetti.

sea-jelly said...

Alex -

Beautiful scarf... you should call it "Rosebud" because that's what the border looks like.

I could test knit it for you in November if you want...

Sea-Jelly