Monday, October 20, 2008

2.5 Scarves


I first heard about the Special Olympics Scarf project from Woolwinder, but have since noticed a group on Ravelry dedicated soley to the scarves and also received an email from my friend Michelle who neither blogs nor has an account on ravelry (I've been trying for forever to get her to blog but, alas and alack, I've just about given up. She makes amazing things though. What she does with a sewing machine in particular leaves me flabbergasted and in awe).

I purchased yarn from Walmart (I was unable to find the delft blue anywhere else) and after several failed attempts (I just couldn't get the yarn to do what I wanted it to do) I defaulted to granny squares. Those are simple enough. I suspect that I'll only be able to get three scarves total from my two skeins of yarn.

On this 0.5 scarf, I'm unsure how to finish it off (don't worry, I realize that it is still way too short, hence it's title of 0.5 scarf - I will add more squares). I don't know if I want to do an edge. I think so, but I'm not sure. Then there is the question of what kind of stitch for the border if I do add one. DC? HDC? SC? What say ye? border: yay? nay? If so, stitch: skinny? medium? not skinny? Help!

**Kathleen's comment reminded me of the other question I had but forgot to post. border color: blue or white?**

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

I think 0.5 needs a border and I'd probably do a hdc one - in the blue.

Nancy said...

Nice job on the scarves.

I vote for a border/edge on the scarf to pull it all together.

Kim said...

Can you do some sort of an alternating blue/white border?

Wool Winder said...

Nice scarves! Add a border in whatever color you have the most of.

Ellen Stanclift said...

Marcia, I'm so impressed. The scarves I've knit look extremely pitiful. It's much too embarrassing to wear them. I'd probably do a border that would tie into the charity. Are the colors ONLY blue and white ? If so, I'd probably add the white for the border.

The other option might be nice is red. It'll add a patriotic flair !

But, I'd research the charity and see what their colors are...if there are any beyond blue and white.

knitalittle said...

Wow they are beautiful.

Cassie said...

Oooh those are wonderful!

Jen said...

Those are neat! I love granny's. Border...I would. Probably in white. I don't know. I just like white. LOL!