View Full Version : FO - Bayside Scarf

03-08-2006, 08:25 PM
I finished this scarf a couple of weeks ago, but I don't own a digital camera, so I had to wait for a friend to take these pics for me.

I'm not sure how long this took, it all blended together after a while. I must say, I was astounded by how long it is. I can't believe I made a scarf taller than myself! It's strange, when I was about 3/4 of the way through, I just wanted to get it off the needles and around my neck (twice!), but after I bound off and wove in the ends, I moped around for a couple of days and had a hard time settling on my next project.

I got the pattern out of Basic Knitting by Leigh Ann Berry. She called for two strands of fingerling weight but I was too intimidated by how tiny it was. ':shock:' I ended up stranding two skeins of sport-weight sock yarn, and I think I did OK.

Learning how to work with two strands and how do do a semi-lacey pattern at the same time was quite a challenge. I ripped out about four inches of it two or three times before I read some advice to a new knitter on this forum. "It's handmade for heavens sake! You're not a machine, don't try to be one." After that I calmed down a little bit, gave myself a break, and just kept working on it. No, it's not perfect, but I made it, me, with my own hands.

Anyway, here's the pics. I don't know any knitters here at home yet, so y'all get to be my knitting circle. I can't tell you how much I've learned here, and what a wonderful resource this forum has been for me.

Best to all,

Oh boy, there goes the time! Gotta get the brownies out of the oven!

Jan in CA
03-08-2006, 08:29 PM
What a pretty color and pattern! :inlove:

03-08-2006, 08:36 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!! :cheering:

03-08-2006, 09:06 PM
I don't usually like variegated yarn with lace, but this is really nice. :)

03-08-2006, 09:38 PM
It looks terrific! I don't know if I'd have the patience to knit a scarf that long....I give you credit for that. Great job!!

03-08-2006, 10:03 PM
It's beautiful!! I really like the pattern and the color!

03-08-2006, 10:05 PM
It's very, very pretty! Well done! :thumbsup:

03-08-2006, 10:33 PM
OMG THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! :heart: :heart: You did a GREAT job! I love the color!

03-09-2006, 12:06 AM
Beautiful scarf!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't tried lace yet and yours looks absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to try!

03-09-2006, 01:11 AM
I love the lace pattern and the colors are beautiful! You did a great job! :D

03-09-2006, 01:45 AM
:heart: I absolutely love the scarf!!! :heart: How long have you been knitting? I'm new to this and I'm a bit nervous about trying something that looks so challenging. It's so lovely! :inlove: I may just have to saddle up and try it anyhow....

03-09-2006, 01:55 AM
Accomplishing something that looks nice + brownies = Mmm...

Hah there's nothing better. :thumbsup:

03-09-2006, 08:11 AM
That looks really great ... i haven't progessed to lace things yet :hiding: looks abit complicated!

03-09-2006, 08:57 AM
I read some advice to a new knitter on this forum. "It's handmade for heavens sake! You're not a machine, don't try to be one."

I don't know any knitters here at home yet, so y'all get to be my knitting circle.

That's excellent advice, and we'd be GLAD to be your knitting circle! :cheering:

Your scarf is GORGEOUS! SUCH a pretty blue! Good job!

03-09-2006, 10:39 AM
good job...that's a very nice scarf and good color choice
keep knitting :XX:

03-09-2006, 12:56 PM
BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL! You are proud, aren't you? I would be.

OTN: Pink Baby Afghan, Raglan Sweater for my son, Thick Sweater, Springy Top, Wrist Warmer, Booga Bag, Poncho, 2 Wraps, Colorful Scarf, and a Hat for my Dad. (Too much!)

03-09-2006, 01:51 PM
Beautiful! I love it! :thumbsup:

03-09-2006, 02:01 PM
Oooh, that is gorgeous!! Yay for you!! :happydance: :happydance:

03-09-2006, 11:00 PM
Gorgeous scarf, such beautiful even stitches!!

And if you can't already tell, I think we're quite happy to volunteer as your knitting circle ;)

03-09-2006, 11:25 PM
Beautiful!! Love the colors & the pattern!! Great length, too! :cheering:

03-11-2006, 12:12 PM
Wow! I haven't been able to get back here since I posted. Thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement! :heart:

You're all so good to new knitters!

Time to seriously get to work on my throw blanket... and maybe I should start saving for a digital camera of my own.

It never occured to me I'd need on of those to be a knitter!

Thanks again!

03-11-2006, 12:30 PM
I love your scarf so much I just had to order that book through my library! You did a great job!

03-11-2006, 01:25 PM
Very nice! MMMmmmmmmmmmm, brownies!