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Scarf Doctor Scarf!!

Okay, I know I promised pix a long while ago when I finished it, but today I finally got around to stopping back in at Crazy Girl Yarn Shop in Cv. Ann at the shop wanted me to come in when I finished it so they could get a picture to put up on their website. It should be up there on Monday, she said, but she also sent me a copy via email. So without further ado:



While at the shop, I also picked up some bulkier yarn for a Ravenclaw House scarf. It's a tube scarf (knitted in the round), so I had to pick up circular needles for it. I have a couple different patterns, but each begins with over 20 rows of the main color (blue), so I have some knitting I can do before I have to decide. It's plain knit around the needles; the DW scarf was knit across, turn, knit across, etc. So I said that someday I'll end up with a pattern that will require me to learn purl. XD Here's the pattern I originally found, which is kind of blah, but uses about equal amounts of MC an CC. The one from the shop? Well, I was going to check it, but I seem to have left it at the shop. >.< Ah, well, I think it was 27MC/3CC/5MC/7CC... something... Oh! Here's the PoA movie style pattern for the scarves. The thing is, that one uses a lot more of the MC than the CC. Also, in the movies the colors are blue and silver for Ravenclaw, not blue and bronze, and starting with PoA the colors are much darker (navy vs. bright blue). Hrm, decisions, decisions. ETA: I've decided to go ahead with the PS/CoS scarf. Since I bought Cascade 128 which is bulkier than the 220, I'll be adjusting for that. 70st=50st, 22rows=19rows, 7pieces=4pieces for tassels. Hopefully, my first attempt at pattern adjustment will go well. ^_^ Xm

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ladypentacles
Oct. 4th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
SWEET! Girl, you rock.
mandydax
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
=D It took a lot of hours, but it's totally worth it to have it.

I ended up buying enough yarn for two scarves because I thought the instructions were giving the amount of yarn in 200m skeins, but it was actually 100m skiens, and I bought200m skeins. I'm thinking of making another one and either donating it to the MISFITs for next year's CONvergence silent auction or (and I think this is a better option) the art show and auction. I should post that and see what Dave, Scotia, and Windy think about it.
the_ericai
Oct. 4th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
OH! You look so cute and urban in that picture! Well done, scarf lady!

Gabriel has the Griffyndor...Gryffindor...Harry Potter House scarf. The woman who made it said something about it being a tube scarf, which made it harder to make. I still don't understand, but look at me trying to bond with you via scarfesses and jargon.
mandydax
Oct. 4th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
I dunno, circular knitting seems pretty easy as long as you have a circular needle. If she's trying the old-fashioned way with three double-ended needles, that's hard, but completely her own fault. A circular needle is two needle ends connected with a wire or cord, so you knit onto the right needle and it goes around the cord and comes to the tip of the left needle for knitting again. When you get done, you have basically a tube of knitted material with no seam. Lay it flat and it becomes a double-layer of material. Tassel the ends and it seals the tube. Yay, we bonded. =D
morgaine723
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Scarf tubes are so easy you can probably knit them in your sleep.
mandydax
Oct. 5th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, once it's joined, you don't have to stop and turn it. ^_^
gzachariah
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Doctor Who Scarf Land, sister! I still have the 13 footer my Aunt Faye knit for me oh so long ago. Living in Duluth for the winter may be the perfect reason for bringing it out.
mandydax
Oct. 5th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
It is very warm. I'm almost looking forward to the chilly autumn days to come so I can wear it with good reason. ^_^
snakewich
Oct. 5th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Good job on your scarf!
It looks really good!
I bet you they would love it at convergence.
I could imagine the auctioneer talking about it at the auction :)
mandydax
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
'Gentlemen, let me assure you that if you wear this scarf, intelligent young women from all over the universe will be throwing themselves at you hoping to become your "companion"... to have a look at your "TARDIS"... to pet your "little tin dog."'

Yes, the possibilities for innuendo are rife. Bwahahaha!
snakewich
Oct. 5th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
lol! :D
mandydax
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
'...and, of course, to find out if the adage is true: "it's not the size of the sonic screwdriver, it's how you use it."'
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