Sunday, September 27, 2009

Green or Gray

I had so much fun with the brown lace scarf from my previous post, that I couldn't help myself and did two more...



edging pattern from the Cottage Lace Cardigan
Interweave Knits Weekend special issue mag, 2009
Yarn: Wool-Ease Chunky by Lion Brand Yarn, color Medium Grass Green
Needles: size 15


edging pattern from the Cottage Lace Cardigan
Interweave Knits Weekend special issue mag, 2009
Yarn: Wool-Ease Chunky by Lion Brand Yarn, color Charcoal
Needles: size 15


Now to answer a few questions :)

1) Jolene asked if this pattern was suitable for a beginner. I think it is because the lace patterning is only on the wrong side rows (all right side rows are knit.) You only need to know how to yarn-over and there are 3 different decrease stitches (all of which are very easy and explained.) The pic above shows how I keep track of where I am with the pattern.

2) Jen asked about the scissors in my post from Sept 24, 2008. I bought them on ebay and the seller is: rosa0537. I have no idea if they're still available, I hope they are!

And finally, if you stayed through this post to the end. I'm sneaking in a little giveaway to thank you for all the scarf love :) Just leave a comment on this post only (include your email address please!) The winner gets their choice of either the Green OR Gray Scarf!!! A winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, October 2nd. Good luck and thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods!!!

40 comments:

pj said...

Staci, what fun to offer a scarf as a giveaway...I would love to wear one of your hand knit scarves. They are both beautiful! Hope you find your cross stitch mojo again soon too. We miss your posts. pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com
pj

Kathryn said...

I don't knit, but I would love to wear the gray scarf. It goes with everything.

Cole said...

Oh wow, I heart handmade!! Your scarves are so beautiful, thank you!

nicolespence22 at hotmail dot com

Dianne said...

I would love that green scarf!

Nancy said...

A nice giveaway, and yes, please enter my name in your drawing! My email - nancystitches@gmail.com

Merilde said...

Hi Staci, I have been following your blog for awhile - your knitting inspires me! Please enter my name in your drawing - Thanks!
Lori
house1795@tds.net

Heather said...

I want to knit, but won't... I have too many other hobbies :D I love your scarves, I've got my fingers and toes crossed that I might win one! I hope you are doing well :)

Jill said...

I agree with PJ. I hope your stitching mojo comes back soon. I do love seeing your knitting though. I would love that green scarf. Happy Stitching or Knitting!

doris said...

A giveaway with your knitting as a prize? I almost feel faint at the thought of it! Oh, count me in, you fabulous knitter, you. Love your lacy scarves.

Hey, and how about those Broncos today!?

Marjorie said...

Great giveway, I love your scarves but unfortunately I can't knit myself worth a d@#$ so please enter me in your drawing!

Missy Ann said...

Living in Houston I have no need for a scarf - but your knitting is too pretty to resist. And since it's lace I can say it's for style not warmth. ;)

Shari said...

more beautiful work!!! I love them. You knit quickly! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
shari-b@embarqmaildotcom

Ranae said...

I read your every word, lol
Please enter me for one of the beautiful scarf. Both are so pretty and are perfect colors for me.

Melissa said...

Oh, Staci, you know I've admired your knitting for ages (stitching too). I would love a chance to win the scarf! Thanks!

m.epp@telus.net

katica said...

Beautiful scarves! I'm so envious of those of you who can knit!

Please enter me in your giveaway, I would love for a chance to win one of the scarves! Both are so beautiful that it would be difficult to choose!

Theresa said...

After two attempts trying to learn kitting, I finally had to admit that I simply can't knit!!! That's way I admire people who can make beautiful things out of them. These scarfs are totaly amazing!!!! I would love to try my luck on winning one. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!!!

Meredith said...

Staci, I would LOVE to win one of your beautiful scarfs! What a fun idea and so generous! Thank you. Meredith
(merlawrence@aol.com)

Judith said...

I so love the green scarf - and I love the design, I stayed till the end of the post to find the exact search for the edging that you used, thanks. jujuavery@gmail.com

valerie said...

Staci...I love your knitting! So generous of you to do a giveaway too. I'd love to be entered...grey is my fav. If I win, it'd be a nice birthday surprise. Keep those needles clicking.

Gabi said...

What a great give away Staci. I would LOVE to win the gray scarf.

Karol said...

These scarves are lovely!!! I would love to be included in your drawing.

Marsha said...

I would love to win your giveaway. The scarves are so feminine and pretty.

kruzesoap@aol.com

Berit said...

Oh, my! Scarf please!

As for those scissors, I thought it funny that you were mentioning/someone asked after them, because I was reading back in your blog a week or so ago and saw the original time you wrote about them and told the name of the seller--I logged on and checked, and sure enough (as of then) she still had them! I hope I get some from my dear boyfriend for my birthday, lol!

JOLENE said...

Ohhhh!!! I would love to own and show off the beautiful gray scarf!!! I would really like to try to make me a brown or black one, but I don't think I would be as skilled and perfect at making those beatiful stitches as you are. Thanks for giving us such a fun opportunity to win a lovely, warm and fashionable scarf!!

missy said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win one of your beautiful and oh so feminine scarves. Please throw my name in the hat!!

Thank you,
missy

mel.whitacre@gmail.com

Margaret said...

Hi Staci, lovely to keep up with all your doings. We are entering summer here so I'll pass on the draw but want to wish you all the very best. As always you are so generous - may you be richly rewarded both in this life and (in the far distant future) the next

Sadie said...

Both scarves look beautiful Staci. I think that the gray scarf would suit me better so please put my name into the hat.The weather here in Scotland is starting to get cooler so a scarf would be lovely.
Have a great week x

Phyllis said...

What beautiful scarves! Please enter my name in the drawing. Gray goes with the colors I wear the most, but either color would be fine. Thanks for your generosity.
pdaw4790@austin.rr.com

Phyllis

annemarie said...

Your work is such perfection - green is my color - love your scarf. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Deb said...

I'd love to be entered - I love the grey one!!

Julie said...

I had better move on form the socks/bunnys to something a bit more fancy LOL

They all look so lovely, but i especially like the green one, what a wonderful giveaway, i'd love to be entered.

oldbagpuss@msn.com

Carol R said...

Oh yes Staci - I stayed to the end so please put me into the draw for a lovely scarf to keep out the winter chills!

Becca said...

I am still new to knitting and I am loving it. I enjoy seeing what you have made and I'm very encouraged to do more. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I am in love with the gray scarf!! How fun that you've enjoyed this pattern so much, you've just been whipping out scarves galore. I love the way they look wrapped on the hanger. Pretty!

Siobhan said...

Ooooh! Ooooh! Add me to the list of people who'd love one of your beauties. :)

Diane said...

Please add my name to your bowl, or basket, or randomizer! :) I love scarves! The challenge around my house would be keeping it out of the hands of my scarf-addicted daughter!

Hazel said...

Oooh goodness me. I love those scarves! Please enter me and if I don't win I'm just going to have to make one for myself! It is definitely getting into scarf weather over here now. Brrrr... chili n nice. xx

Hazel said...

Oh me oh my I just read some of your earlier posts and clicked on the Lion Brand website and they are going to be shipping internationally!!! Wooot!!!! I am going through their freebie patterns now. Although Staci I might need a nod in the right direction now and again as I might get stuck on the US instructions (slightly diff in UK). xx

anna s. said...

Oh please please please choose me! LOL I love those!!! I am always in awe over your socks... I'm only returning to knitting but socks, they're remaining a mystery.. can't seem to find *easy* instructions at all! LOL Beautiful work, Staci!

Lynn said...

Green!!! Love to read your blog about any subject!