Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pink & Purple Chevron Studies

Last week was spring break for my family and camping at Assateague National Park.  I love camping and not just for the fresh air and the s'mores, freshly caught crab and cold beer and NEVER going inside for days straight.  Camping means plenty of knitting time for me.  This vacation, by some strange convergence of the knitting gods, I spent all my knitting time on variations of chevron patterns in pink and purple.

Caron Simply Soft, Barbara Walker
Chevron Pattern, Crocheted Scallop
First I needed to finish a pair of doll blankets I was making for my friend whose granddaughter turned 2 on April 24th.  Her granddaughter loves pink (or it's the only color name she knows how to say) so the blankets were to be pink with a little bit of purple added in too.  And since girly was the theme I was browsing through Barbara Walters Treasuries when I came upon a good looking chevron pattern.  Then I added my now favorite crocheted scalloped edge to really fancy it up and I was very happy with the results.

Also, my Mom told me that she lost her all time favorite pink scarf.  I couldn't find the same yarn to make a replacement but I found some gorgeous purply/pink fingering weight from my favorite indy dyer Peace, Love Yarn.  I tried about 5 stitch patterns for the scarf and kept not being happy with any of them until I remembered the Chevron Scarf in Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.  It's coming out beautifully and looks even better blocked than in this picture.  It's a little more narrow than I would have wished so I may add some edging . . . again.
Peace, Love Yarn Fingering Weight Washable Merino Wool
Joelle Hoverson Chevron Scarf Pattern
Yup, I blocked it while it's on the needles because Mom's birthday was last Friday and she'll be here Thursday and there's no chance I'll be done by then so at least if it's blocked and I give it to her in a bag still on the needles (c'mon - it happens) then at least she'll get a good idea of what it's going to look like.

And here's a little eye candy from Assateague.

The Marshes

The Dunes
The Ocean and Happy Kids 
One of the many ponies.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place! I like camping as long as I have a comfy bed and a shower once in a while.