Monday, August 10, 2009

Christmas Kick-off

I've been browsing through patterns on Ravelry for a couple of weeks looking for projects that would make great Christmas gifts. Last week I went shopping for some yarn. This weekend I decided on a pattern and got started on this...


The pattern is "Cream of Spinach"...a funny name for a scarf, but I think it'll be really pretty in this Aslan Trends Yarn, "Class". It's easy and growing quickly. I think it's going to be really pretty when it's done and blocked.

I have a new trick I started using a few projects back. I use net bags I save from avocados, garlic, tomatoes, etc. (the kind with softer netting and smaller holes) to hold my yarn. It helps to keep the ball from falling apart, especially as it nears the end. I've seen something like this in stores but this is recycling and it's free!

Another trick you can see in this picture is something I've been doing for a while now...using a bread tie to keep the end/tail safely tucked out of the way until I'm done and ready to tuck it in. It prevents wear and splitting and keeps it out of the way so I don't accidently pick it up to work with instead of my working yarn. I love this trick. And...it's free!

5 comments:

jomamma said...

Ohhh pretty yarn and pattern. I like that net idea, I learned that bread clip thing from my aunt years ago when she taught me to knit.

Debbie said...

This is so pretty, I really must have the pattern if you will share it. I would love to make one for my sister.

Acorn to Oak said...

It's free on Ravelry! :-)

Sel and Poivre said...

I just came from a blog where the knitter was planning her Olympic Knitting and now here you are working on Christmas projects - I've got to light a fire under myself and start thinking ahead instead of just waiting around for Summer to happen here in our part of the world where it seems, this year to be passing us by!

KarenB said...

This is going to be really pretty! I love your tips and tricks. I'll try them!