10.07.2007

Aspen ribbed scarf


Spunky Club September. Sumptuous Superwash Merino and Tencel. Predrafted with gold clogs to provide scale (plus a stellar fashion sense :-) and to complement the luminosity of this fiber.


Spun into singles. Photo doesn't do it justice. It shines as if illuminated from within. The slubby knitting as testament to my learning on this yarn. This stuff was sticky and slippery at the same time. And I love it.

And knit into a ribbed scarf. When held it drapes like wool-water.


A detail. You can clearly see the slubs here.


And here to ask for you help. Leave as is or block expanded to show those ribs and almost lacy quality. I'm tempted to block. In fact would have already if we weren't having a houseguest tonight who needs to sleep on the bed I use for blocking. :-)

You thoughts please: Block or leave as is
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A modeled shot of "as is." Still super warm here. Thus the tank top.



But Autumn has definitely arrived. To be honest - this pic is weeks old and these sugar maples are totally naked. (Capello - what kind of hits do you think that will bring?!?)

:-)

14 comments:

Ali said...

Totally naked AND gold clogs in a single post? Oh yes, they'll be queuing up!

Sasha said...

Hmm, I was thinking that sticky and slippery + totally naked was going to score some hits.

That color progressions in that scarf are lovely. I like that you are showing the wool from roving to knitted object. Beautiful.

Chickenbells said...

Ohhh...I think leave it like it is...no blocking...and may I compliment on the colors?

Totally naked maples...it will be good to watch the responses to that!

Jessicah said...

I've never really spun just singles- the sacrf is beautiful, and I love the colour transitions! Not sure about the blocking- can you unblock things is you decide you don't like the look?

Katie said...

Oh, your Aspen looks so lovely. I am just now spinning up my Harvest Haze (not nearly as scary as I feared) but I really am scared of messing up the Aspen.

I might try blocking it...if you don't like it so stretched out you can always reblock. But it seems like it can only make the drape even better.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I have no idea what blocking is, but I love that bird tattoo!

tiennie said...

Beautifully done from start to finish!

Jessica said...

I love merino/tencel. Love spinning it.
You can block it out a bit but I imagine it will snap back pretty much to the original due to the ribbing + gravity.

Christina Marie said...

I say block it. It looks very pretty now, but I think it's look even more beautiful blocked. Great job!!

capello said...

i bet you'll be number one for "totally naked trees get me hot". TOTALLY.

Knittymama said...

Gorgeous scarf! And I'm totally jealous of those shoes....

Lindsey said...

I would block it, simply because I like a nice, wide scarf. It does look lovely as-is, though! The color progressions are wonderful!

Catherine Kerth said...

looks fabulous! have a safe trip this weekend :)

Maria said...

There are those awesome gold clogs again!!!