Thursday, May 15, 2014

Being Sick Has It's Perks

Noro Taiyo Sock Yarn

hitchhiker scarf

noro Taiyo sock yarn hitchhiker scarf

hitchhiker scarf still life

It's really not fun feeling so poorly, but I have spent a lot of time knitting in between napping and catching up on all the Masterpiece Theatre shows I have recorded. I managed to finish my Hitchhiker scarf. This flu bug has sacked me and my house is in so much turmoil from the construction going on but the knitting has helped to keep me feeling crafty and productive.
This was a really fun and easy scarf to make. It is supposed to have 41 "teeth", but I ran short of yarn so it has 39 teeth and is the perfect size.
I used Noro Taiyo single ply sock yarn. I really like it because it does not have a very high wool content so it doesn't itch around my neck, but it still feels soft and squishy. {50% Cotton, 17% Wool,17% Nylon (Polyamide), 16% Silk}. After buying the yarn, it was recommended to me by more experienced knitters to not use cotton yarn for socks. I guess it is not as durable as wool and if you are going to invest all that time in making a pair of socks, you want them to wear well. 
I really liked working with this yarn because it is single ply; it does not split if I accidentally put the needle in the wrong place. 
Now I will put it away for a very long time. I don't think our 100'F {and higher} weather will be going away anytime soon. I hope I can remember where I put it when the weather finally cools down.
I spared you all a photo of the scarf around my chicken neck and instead draped it around my beautiful Mother's Day roses. They are such a lovely color and have lasted quite well. Mr. Romance is always so thoughtful and spoils me with the prettiest of flowers.
And speaking of spoiling, my sister surprised me with a new pair of Bed Head pajamas today, just because she's nice like that.

Hitchhiker scarf stats:
Pattern: Hitchhiker on Ravelry by Martina Behm
Yarn: Noro Taiyo Single Ply Fingering weight color #27 Lot A
I used 2 skeins of 100 grams each, 462 yards each.
Needles: 3.25 mm 40" circular Addi Turbo 
Measurements: approximately 50" long and 14" wide at the point


Geri said...

We can be twins in our Bed Head PJs =) Love the scarf - hope things will be back to normal soon!

Dianne Neale said...

Lovely scarf - you really have the knitting bug!

heart of charnwood said...

Lovely finish, and how sweet is your sister. Hope you're feeling better now. x

Annabella said...

Well you know I love this beautiful scarf. How lovely of Geri - glad she and Paul are looking after you while you're not feeling well.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous. Stinks that you can't wear it right now :(

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Feel better soon - that is one beautiful scarf xxx