Wednesday, March 07, 2007

An (almost) perfect scarf

I've been looking for the perfect cabled scarf pattern to use up the super cooshy Knit Picks Panache I've been stashing for some time and came across 144 inches of i-cord's Manitou Passage Scarf quite by accident this morning. It's perfect! It's reversible! Love it!

Naturally, I cast-on for it right away...

It's a surprisingly quick knit (considering it's all 1x1 ribbing) and creates a really plush and thick fabric. Sadly though, I'll have to frog it back because this baby is a real yarn-eater! I got about 6 inches of scarf out of a full ball of Panache...and I only have 4 balls in the stash. That means I would end up with a 2-foot long scarf which isn't halfway to the ideal wrap around length I covet!

So it wasn't meant to be this time. But I will knit this scarf again someday just as soon as I get some yarn for it. In the meantime though, my search for the perfect cabled scarf for my panache continues...

Maybe I'll cast-on for a Besotted Scarf. I've been on such a Hello Yarn kick lately... might as well complete the collection, no? I really like Smariek Knits' Persephone Scarf too but think it would also use up more yarn than I have. Though it is also on my to knit list. I think it would be awesome knit up in a nice soft alpaca yarn...

(See how good I am at the distraction thing? That's a whole post without once mentioning that my little lolo still hasn't made his grand entrance yet! He did give us a bit of a scare today though so dada and I spent the afternoon at the hospital. I hadn't felt him move all morning despite a big breakfast, a bath and a big lunch! And then when my blood pressure reached an all-time high of 160/98 we decided to make a trip to the hospital. Thankfully, everything was fine. Baby is well an my blood pressure settled down. We have to go back for a follow-up tomorrow but it looks like everything is going to be all right)


16 comments:

  1. holy cow! I'm surprised they let you leave the hospital with that blood pressure reading! With my daughter I had preeclampsia and when my bp hit 155/102 (yikes) they sent me in and didn't let me out until 6 days later, baby in hand. Good luck! Take it easy... and did you have to show me the Besotted Scarf? One more thing to add to my I Wish I Had Time to Knit This list.

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  2. You sound way too chirpy for someone waiting out a baby. Seems like only a moment ago I was doing the same and I was considerably less cheerful. Now I have a nearly 4 week old baby. Freaky how fast it goes once the kicker is out. Good luck :-)

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  3. Hope everything goes well (and quickly) very soon for you.

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  4. Both those scarves are lovely ... I might have to, one day, make the persephonie scarf. :)

    Glad to hear you and the baby are doing okay. Keep your feet up and keep that blood pressure down.

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  5. I think you should knit something more for baby. See how far you get before he decides to make a grand entrance. Maybe he wants a blanket?

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  6. Too bad you didn't have enough Panache; that bit of scarf is gorgeous! I hope the little one shows up soon!

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  7. Love that scarf. Sounds like you are ready to go. Hope lemon drop is ready soon too!!!

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  8. I really enjoy reading your blog and congratulations for the new baby to come! How about the Irish Hiking Scarf also from Hello Yarn? I knit one and think it looks really good!

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  9. I am so glad everything is ok!

    What a gorgeous scarf.

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  10. Nicole12:03 AM

    Is that Knitting Nell I see peeking out from behind your knitting? I love that book! I bought it to read to my eight month old son (mostly I bought it for me!). Good luck and enjoy the last few moments of your pregnancy!

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  11. Oh dear-watch that blood pressure thing-I lived through that as well-spent 4 weeks in hospital with pre-eclampsia before Annie was born-I wonder if it is the French Canadian thing? (I am from Baie Comeau, Que)Check out KNitpicks for patterns for scarves using Panache-a couple aren't bad! I have 4 skeins in mulled wine-just might go and scoop some more before they are all gone!!!!

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  12. Hi, I've never commented before, but I got this recipe in an email today and thought of you! http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeId=43779
    It's a lemon drop cake:)

    Good luck with the scarf and waiting for baby!

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  13. I hope your time comes soon! waiting for baby is hard to do. Lovely scarf by the way!

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  14. Glad everything turned out alright for you and the little one! If you're looking for some scarf patterns, there is a list of severl on the International Scarf Exchange blog...maybe you could find one there you like.

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  15. Hey! Thanks for knitting my pattern. I'm so behind on my blog posts...must go back to reading yours!

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