Friday, January 12, 2007

on personal style

The Mistake Rib Skein Scarf
Because *K2P2* repeat to last stitch, K1
is so much less boring than a K2P2 simple rib.

Repeat this row until you run out of the skein, then join a new skein that is similar but not the same.

Because it is much too hard for me to select three skeins of matching yarn, even when I'm trying to.

Yarn: Hopyards Spinnery Yarn by Bessie hand dyed merino, worsted weight
I started with the last 1/3 of a started skein, used all of a second, ending with a bit of a third. Even the long stretch in the middle of one skein shifted colors enough that this is all over the place.
You'd think it'd bother me to wear this , all mismatched. But no, I like it. So much so that when I needed to be All Put Together for a job on Friday, I thought it'd be just the touch I needed.

When I popped into the prestigious corporate restroom on location to check my All-Put-Togetherness, my eyes traveled downward. Scarf? looking fine. Lush, handmade,wintery, no problem. It sits on my charcoal wool jacket and olive green sweater. OK. Presentable. I look a little lower. uhhh. Seems when I got dressed at Dark O'clock AM, the dressy charcoal pants I thought I'd put on were actually an old pair of black pants with a worn knee. wah-wah. Funny how one can slide from reasonably confident to wishing one could hide behind a counter in a sweep of the eyeballs.

As for the scarf's range of colors making me happy ? Another case of local color.


Anonymous said...

I'll bet no one even noticed your worn knee because they couldn't take their eyes off your wonderful scarf. Very clever, that.

I love it. Great colors.

Punkin said...

Your scarf is wonderful! You see, I would TRY to do that on PURPOSE. It is kind of a serendipity.

HPNY KNITS said...

it looks great in all those colors. it looks even better on, I am sure, wrapped around the neck. these are addictive!

Wendy DG said...

That scarf is spectacular... inspirational actually. Great choice of mismatched colors. I love it. No worry about your pants. They were too busy admiring your scarf.

Anonymous said...

I think the mismatch of the yarn makes this an unusally beautiful scarf. Hopefully everyone was admiring your scarf so much that your worn knees went unnoticed!

Tracy Batchelder said...

I think everyone is going to want to duplicate this scarf. You may have just started something here.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that I am not the only one to do such things. But the scarf is way cute. And I really like the local color pics.

Anonymous said...

The tragedy of Reduced Pants Awareness! Scarf is nice and why wouldn't a photographer have busted-out knees, anyway? Probably added to your street cred.

Anonymous said...

Love the scarf - I knew it would turn out fabulous!
The other pics are amazing as well, gives me inspiration.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

hi gale! scarf- and photos - are lovely. wanna come North & help me set up my shots??? --kelli ann