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jamadian75
08-02-2006, 11:28 AM
Hello All! I finally got this scarf off my needles last night - inspired to finish so that I can do a pair of Fetching fingerless gloves (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTfetching.html) to match it. It is the Kata Blessing Scarf from Mindful Knitting (http://www.tarahandknitting.com/MindfulKnitting/MindfulKnitting.htm), which is a great book that reminds us to stay in the present and enjoy the relaxation that comes with repetitive knitting.

SandraEllen
08-02-2006, 11:46 AM
very pretty. i love the yarn. Looks a bit like pebbles. :D

jamadian75
08-02-2006, 11:51 AM
very pretty. i love the yarn. Looks a bit like pebbles. :D

Thank you SandraEllen! I thought this was the right kind of "earthy" yarn for such a project ;)

The yarn is Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed (http://www.patternworks.com/PWShopping/partsvyarn.asp?action=lookup&partno=448&subject=U40.L26&catpos=13) in the shade #121 - Brindle (85% wool/ 10% silk/ 5% cashmere; 104 yds per 50g ball). I bought it online at Patternworks (http://www.patternworks.com), and it was knit with US size 8's.

aylaanne
08-02-2006, 11:58 AM
gorgeous!! :heart: :heart:

horve1
08-02-2006, 12:07 PM
Absolutely lovely. perfect choice of yarn!

rebecca
08-02-2006, 12:13 PM
It's gorgeous, as are you ;)

AnreeAce
08-02-2006, 12:18 PM
Beautiful! :cheering:

Nice scarf too!

knitaddict
08-02-2006, 12:26 PM
It's gorgeous, as are you ;)

I was going to say the same thing - both the scarf & yourself are SO pretty!! I love the look of that yarn. :)

ecuzzacrea
08-02-2006, 01:03 PM
beautiful scarf! i love the yarn.

Jeep_Girl
08-02-2006, 01:34 PM
rebecca got to it before i did - you are so beautiful and the scarf is lovely too!

KatyMaria56
08-02-2006, 01:44 PM
I adore it, and the natural looking colors are so sweet. Good job!

jamadian75
08-02-2006, 01:50 PM
Thank you so MUCH! I'm blushing all over myself!

Friskums
08-02-2006, 04:02 PM
Ooooh, I :heart: :heart: it! ^_^

I still have this one of my ever growing list.

Beautiful! ^_^ :happydance:

Amber
08-02-2006, 04:33 PM
That's so pretty! I love the yarn and the stitch pattern.

Jan in CA
08-02-2006, 04:57 PM
That's beautiful! :thumbsup:

kitkat
08-02-2006, 06:27 PM
Beautiful! :cheering:

Nice scarf too!

Love that - you are a beautiful lady! And that scarf is fabulous. What other patterns are in the book? Anything else worth doing?

I was noticing - you live in Florida - clearly that scarf belongs with someone, in, say OHIO!

jamadian75
08-02-2006, 07:09 PM
Hey kitkat - thanks!!! And you're right, scarves in FL is quite a laugh. :D I travel all over though and winter will be here before we know it! (GROAN)

I did find a few other patterns in the book worth knitting; very simple stuff like a bath towel and washcloth set, another novelty scarf and an easy pullover. All of them are very basic though, no shaping, just meant to be easy "mindful" knitting (which really means you can avoid concentrating too hard on the knitting and get your meditation on).

Personally, I would buy a book like this one. I took it out of our local library and enjoyed it while it was here. I really liked the perspective of using your breathing and posture to stay relaxed while knitting. Most of the patterns are short so if you go the library route, you can just copy them out to complete the project and give the book back for the next patron ;)

melinphx
08-02-2006, 07:18 PM
I agree with SandraEllen, the first thing I thought of was a pebbly riverbank, with all those natural colors.

I love those colors, and it really looks good on you too.

-Melanie

gardenmommy
08-02-2006, 11:11 PM
I love it, it looks so natural and earthy!

Toast King
08-03-2006, 08:06 AM
Gorgeous yarn, gorgeous scarf, gorgeous you! Nice work, J! :heart:

Jenelle
08-03-2006, 03:19 PM
That's pretty! Love the color :thumbsup:

CindyH
08-04-2006, 12:08 AM
Great job Marce! Looks lovely on you! :cheering: