Friday

A gift...

... from me to me to celebrate Gifted!
I am not much of a sock knitter--- gasp! And, I certainly did not want to hide this beautiful Noro colourway under boots… so I made this instead!!


I had just finished all the projects for Gifted and thought this would be a lovely little gift for me to make and celebrate.
The original design from the book--- Linen Summer Wrap--- is a wrap/scarf for, well, the summer months.


I loved the cool, dry hand of Berroco's Linen Jeans and felt the soft neutral contributed to a sense of coolness I wished for the piece. Perfect for the summer or to take along on a tropical vacation...

It being late fall at the time, I grabbed my hot-hued, woolly Noro!
I used a kitchen scale to wind off two fairly equal balls out of the one that I had.
I did not block the finished piece. I liked the way the skinny ends had become colourful tendrils.


I started and finished it while on an incredible trip I took to Morocco last November. The colours in the wrap mimicked many I saw in the souks of Marrakesh.
Mmmmm… this wrap makes me think of mint tea…

7 comments:

MiA said...

It is a lovely scarf! Yes, the colourway is very much like Marrakesh souk :)) Which makes me want to go to Morocco... again...

All the best!
MiA

Marie Irshad said...

Wonderful! Another great example of how colour choice can make a project look so different :-)

Mags, the interview with you about Gifted - Knitcast 32 Mags Kandis - is now online at www.knitcast.com

There's also a competition to win a copy of Gifted over there too.

Mike and Erica said...

Hi Mags :) Just watched your Bangles Making video and loved it. Really appreciate your good energy. Found your lovely blog and feel a lovely kindred-spiritedness. By way of your blog, found KnitCast - so I feel richer already with all these discoveries. Entered the KnitCast Gifted GiveAway. Let's see if I win. Either way, already know who I'll be gifting the coasters to (of course, I must have some for meself first!) and the lovely little cardi, and the crocheted brooch, and...well, I just might have to get the book myself. Hearts and Hugs, Eri

Melinda said...

Hey Mags:

I'm crazy over the scarf in sock Noro! What size needles did you use?

Mags said...

4.5mm... I think...

Melinda said...

Thanks so much for your reply, Mags. I'm loving your new book. It's beautiful!

Elena said...

What a lovely shawl/scarf, makes me curious about that pattern book of yours. Will check it out soon. Great blog too, I will immediately add it to my blogroll. Cheers, Elena