26 August 2009

YARN PARADISE

GOOD NEWS!! I got a (cheap-o, manual) knitting machine! Here's my first scarf:


What do you think? I love how the different thicknesses of yarn create a wavy effect. I finished this in probably 3 hours total...with the manual knitting machine, you're still moving a "carriage" holding the yarn across a row of needles, back and forth, but it's wa-a-a-ay faster than handknitting with needles that size. I let the stripes begin randomly in the middle of rows and left the tails of the knots a bit long...just some little details to show that it's unique.

Also, I made a "page" on Facebook for Mi Scusi! It would make me so happy if even one person would become a "fan."

7 comments:

Laura said...

i like it very much! i wish i knew how to knit - i guess i have to learn it some day... (:

laura
http://blog.tagtraeumerin.de

chelseacreature said...

love this! i'm about to learn to use a knitting machine also, and i'm so psyched about the increased speed. this scarf turned out beautifully!

SwanDiamondRose said...

gorgeous gorgeousness! i love it.

Isabel said...

This is just completely fantastic.

P R I M O E Z A said...

cool - don't you just love knitting machines! what sort did you get?

andrea said...

I just got a super cheap plastic manual one; I wanted to try it out on an inexpensive model. When this one gives out, I might want to upgrade... do you have any advice/favorite types of machines?

Thank you!! :D

Rosetung said...

a machine!!??? ack! sooo envious here! not that i've ever used one, but ooohh, if i did, if i could...
the scarf is gorgeous.