Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yarn Along: Pink Scarf and After the Storm

I started this lacy scarf as a commission from my mom for a friend of hers. It's turning out quite nicely! I'm not going to make the loop that the pattern calls for, but just continue the pattern to make a long scarf.



I can't seem to get the pink of the yarn to show up correctly on the computer screen, but it's reasonably close. I would have preferred something a little lighter, but the lightest I could get was this Bernat Softee Baby in Pink (very original name), Walmart having a so-so selection.


For bedtime reading I've been rereading After the Storm: True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea by John Rousmaniere. He also wrote Fastnet: Force 10 about the 1979 Fastnet Race disaster. While the latter book is more about seamanship and a particular storm, After the Storm is much more analytical and literary in nature, exploring the emotional and psychological reactions to calamity in addition to the seamanship. There is even a section on the prophet Jonah and St. Paul's shipwreck, but I wouldn't recommend that so much. The interpretation (beyond just an analysis of the storms and seamen's actions) is heavily protestant and rather annoying.


What are you reading and creating?

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty scarf. Some colors are so tough to photograph. I have the worst luck trying to photograph any projects in red.

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    1. Yes, the red spectrum needs just the right light to photograph correctly. It being so dark and rainy today I was using lamp light which didn't work so well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love the pattern! I have trouble with photographing purple.

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    1. Thanks! I like the pattern too. I read a comment someone made on Ravelry about this pattern that they memorized it quickly (it's a four row repeat) and that made it tedious. :O I haven't memorized it yet and I'm quite a few repeats in! I do like it anyway. It's nice from both sides (some scarf patterns aren't). Thanks for commenting!

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    1. Thank you! I think you would enjoy making it yourself!

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  4. This is beautiful, even if it isn't true to the color. :-)

    A friend of mine made that scarf in shades of green.

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    1. Thank you! I think the real color is very close to "cotton candy".

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  5. You have a lovely blog, and a beautiful pink scarf! We have four pet sheep, and bags of wool...and would you believe, I don't know how to knit...or crochet! I hang my head in shame. But...I'm an avid stitcher, and I'm currently working on my own design of a St Patrick's Day sheep (modeled after our own Doodle Lamb), and I'm reading The Ancient Path, by Fr Spyridon Bailey. Thank you for your inspiration! Hope you are having a blessed Lent.

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    1. Stacey, I bet you have neighbors who would love to use some of those bags of wool! :) You should try to barter... (Wish we were neighbors!) Thanks for coming by!

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