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ArtLady1981
12-05-2007, 09:17 PM
Hi'ya! :waving:

I am very pleased with this scarf for more than one reason!

1) it is my first more complicated lacy scarf
2) it was made with STASH YARN! :woot:

3) it taught me the value of LIFELINES!

4) it was made to go with my OPAL cardigan!

Anyway, it took me eons to finish because I took too many "knitting sidetrips" along the way! But, it is finally DONE! :happydance:
It is not as delicate looking as some Branching Out scarves I've seen...but, I still like it!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3634.jpg


Close-up
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3636.jpg

Scarf was made to "go with" this OPAL cardigan.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3639.jpg

The lowcut neckline is chilly. I wear it with a camisole top, so my neck feels cool inside air-conditioned buildings. I am going to make a camisole top for OPAL later on. Will have to buy additional yarn.
The scarf will feel good around the neckline.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3640.jpg

LadyB
12-05-2007, 10:12 PM
It looks beautiful. Isn't lace fun?

momwolf
12-05-2007, 11:28 PM
Both arehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_2_85.gif

twowackykids
12-05-2007, 11:32 PM
That's beautiful!

auburnchick
12-05-2007, 11:47 PM
Oh gosh...the pattern looks so pretty with that yarn! :inlove:

Wonderful job!

KnittingNat
12-06-2007, 12:47 AM
ArtLady, it turned out wonderful! Isn't it great to have matching clothes :teehee:? Teh cardigan and the scarf look really great together.

ArtLady1981
12-06-2007, 02:27 AM
Thanks for your kind words and compliments!

I've said it before, but I'll say it again (my agedness allows repetition! :teehee:):

It means a thousand times more to me to receive your kudos than anyone else's in the world! :muah:

Gretaoto
12-06-2007, 02:35 AM
I really like the color and they look great together!!

mdog182
12-06-2007, 03:09 AM
beautiful! i always love all of your stuff! :thumbsup:

knitncook
12-06-2007, 08:23 AM
It's very lovely!! Thank you for sharing and congrats on getting some of your stash worked!!

Slim
12-06-2007, 08:28 AM
It's just beautiful! I like it more in this yarn than other Branching Out scarves I've seen, and it goes perfectly with your sweater. Lovely work.

slightly addicted to yarn
12-06-2007, 09:11 AM
That pattern looks beautiful in the colour you've chosen - I reeally want to knit it now!

GiddyKnitter
12-06-2007, 10:43 AM
Divine what more can I say x

Maria2009
12-06-2007, 11:32 AM
wow it's amazing!

Abbily
12-06-2007, 11:37 AM
Oh.
My.
Goodness.

The scarf and the cardigan are absolutely the most beautiful things I have ever seen! Stunning!

Suziblues
12-06-2007, 01:41 PM
WOW! VERY beautiful, the scarf and the sweater. :thumbsup:

Debkcs
12-06-2007, 01:56 PM
Both are beautiful! You always do wonderful work, and I always tell you that. Maybe you could pass some of your skill on to me? :)

Tutu Carol
12-06-2007, 08:59 PM
:passedout::passedout:So beautiful It knocked me down! YOU are an amazing knitter & a hero to many here !!!

Thank you for showing your beautiful work.

mommydearest
12-06-2007, 09:59 PM
Absolutely Beautiful :cheering:

I hope to get to that point sooner rather than later...

Mary

cinnamon_girl
12-06-2007, 10:31 PM
Just beautiful!! Lovely work! :cheering: :cheering:

ArtLady1981
12-07-2007, 04:22 AM
Absolutely Beautiful :cheering:

I hope to get to that point sooner rather than later...

Mary

As "lace" scarves go, I think this one was the easiest because the pattern is only worked from the right side. (The wrong side is a resting row. You just knit the knits and purl the purls as they present themselves.) It is a good first-time lacey scarve because of this feature.

I am glad you liked it, and thanks to all for your kind words! :hug:

Doublereeder2
12-07-2007, 09:29 AM
Bee-you-ti-ful!!!!!!! :cheering: :cheering:

lelvsdgs
12-07-2007, 03:27 PM
As "lace" scarves go, I think this one was the easiest because the pattern is only worked from the right side. (The wrong side is a resting row. You just knit the knits and purl the purls as they present themselves.) It is a good first-time lacey scarve because of this feature.

I am glad you liked it, and thanks to all for your kind words! :hug:
I love it!! And knowing there is a resting row is very encouraging. I have been itching to try lace and this looks like the one to start with. And yay you for using yarn from your stash!:notworthy:

ArtLady1981
12-07-2007, 03:45 PM
I must confess, I tried a different lacy pattern before BRANCHING OUT...forget what pattern...and the other lacy pattern kicked my behind! It was worked from BOTH SIDES...aaargh...and it was not fun AT ALL. I need more experience in lace work. I especially forget those dern YarnOvers. It was really hard for me to keep track of where I was at with "real lace" work! It was like hacking through a thick, primitive, untouched-by-man South American jungle! I just couldn't ever see the path! I'd get all disoriented and discomboobulated!

So, I frogged (big relief)...the ultimate power move...and tried Branching Out because I could detect it's wrong side resting rows! Resting rows are like a homebase!

Anyway, I also started USING lifelines, installing them on the resting row at the end of a repeat.

redheadrachel
12-09-2007, 05:59 PM
Looks amazing, and they're perfect together!
Oh, Artlady - I never cease to be amazed at your knitting expertise :)
You rock! :muah:

WandaT
12-10-2007, 09:43 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Both the cardigan and scarf! Great job!

Sanibelle
12-10-2007, 07:17 PM
Wow - they are both beautiful. That sweater is fabulous and so is the scarf....