Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Aiming For The Stars

I have met people that have become shining stars in my life. When they enter a room it lightens up and makes people smile. They are rare - but they are out there shining.

I have started a new scarf to remind me to aim for the stars. To avoid seeking those that makes a room dark and cold. And to never think that anything is impossible.

So, back to that knitting. A while ago I saw a project on Ravelry and knew I had to knit something like that. Since I had the yarn Delight from Drops in my stash I have finally picked it out and added some more yarn to it. The stash is a constant all the time. This variegated yarn surprised me.

It has a rather bad reputation being a sock yarn. But in spite of some splitting it knits up nice and the colors are lovely.

I was a bit uncertain about the white - often white has a tendency to make a garment less alive. If a garment can be alive - maybe it is to a knitter? LOL. But this works ok. What do you think???

Anyway - the pattern is from the really fun knitting book Kiri Kari. It is written in estonian and I do not understand a thing.

But the projects are such an inspiration and charts are universal. Pigs with stranded pattern and hand puppets with patterns from very old estonian mittens.

That is where I found the star pattern. It is an easy and not too mindless knitting. I cast on 120 stitches for the scarf.

I love knitting this scarf. I happen to put stranded scarves on tiny needles on top of my list of favorite knitting.

I have added a feather and fan edge to the scarf and it seem to work. So here we go - in about two meters it will be done. And with so much rain, fog and cold weather it seems more like autumn. And knitting time!

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star
W. Clement Stone

The Stitch Story
Yarn: PT2 Panda in white, Drops Delight color number 12
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: CO 120 st, Feather and fan edge and star pattern from Kiri Kari
Ravelry linkWool For A Star

20 comments:

  1. Digger alle fargene dine. Dette ble også lekkert, ja! :-)

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  2. Først så tenkte jeg: for et kult mønster. Men så ser jeg jo at mønsteret er egentlig det underordnede her. Det som gjør strikketøyet så kult er garnet du har valgt. Sammen så ble det utrolig fint.

    Er ikke så flink til å bruke flerfarget garn, men ser nå at det burde jeg gjøre. Håper jeg har noe i lageret for dette inspirerte. :)

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    1. Tusen takk Helle - så interessant betraktning. Ja flerfarget garn skaper magi!!!

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  3. It looks to becoming a very beautiful scarf. I haven't knit a stranded scarf in the round, but I love the look of them... maybe some day, I should give it a try.
    In the meanwhile, I'll enjoy watching your stars emerge!

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. You should go for it - it is so much fun!!

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  4. Flotte farger og stjernemønster, og ikke minst teksten til; Vakkert sagt! :-)

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  5. I think the white works very well in this project because it is not too bright. The edge is just beautiful. Is the weather typical for this time of year?

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!!! The past summers has been cold and rainy actually. Norwegian summer has some good days and the rest is more like autumn....

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  6. Lone, I love all your quotes and messages you put into your posts! The scarf is stunning! I think everything works very well!

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy - I am happy you like it!!!

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  7. Wat een prachtig patroon en wat een mooie combinatie van kleuren!
    Twee meter.... nog even dus, maar vast op tijd voor de winter klaar?

    groetjes weer
    Marjan

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    1. Thank you Marjan - I am having a little problem understanding... But if you ask if the scarf will be finished for the winter the answer is yes. It is so fun to knit!!!

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  8. Wow! How do you manage this gorgeousness? :D
    I love it! Do you work in the round, and plan to cut it flat, or to keep it that way?

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    1. Thank you very much Madeleine - I just knit with variegated yarn.... I work in the round and I keep it that way. Nice and warm scarf!!

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  9. I am impressed by your needlework, its great!

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