Monday, February 10, 2014

Still growing...

Still not long enough...
Princess Franklin continues to grow, though not as quickly as I'd like.

The balls of yarn are dwindling (I had to dye more dark blue on Saturday) and row by row it's slowly getting longer, but honestly, all that garter stitch is wearing on me.

I took a brief break Saturday night to finish Mr. Dress-up, but other than that, I've been working monogamously on the scarf.

I know it will all be worth it in the end, but I really just want to get to the end RIGHT NOW!!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I worked on it almost non-stop on Sunday (there were brief breaks to cook meals, shovel snow and do some laundry). I was really hoping to be to the end of it by bedtime, but no luck.... there's still at least one repeat to go - and since I have to work during the day, that leaves only the evenings for knitting  - and it's going to take at least two evenings to finish the last repeat.

Cat included for scale
Then comes the weaving - and I have no idea how long that's going to take - hopefully not longer than two evenings because I really want to have this wrapped up and left for Dave to find Friday morning.

And despite the fact that it's boring me to death at the moment, I think I will be knitting one or two more of these.

I really love the way they look, and I think they'd make a great gift for Dave's mother and grandmother. And I love the fun of putting the colours together. I'd really like to see one in shades of pink, cream and green.

Or purples, aquas and a nice mellow yellow...

If you were to knit one... what colours would you use?



8 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Cat included because cat insisted, I imagine :)

Looks great, but I'd be bored senseless! Good luck getting it done in time!

Dee said...

I love the colors you chose. I would choose dk. grey, pale grey, pale yellow and black with a burgundy weave.

Samantha said...

I have no idea what colours I would use. My brain doesn't work like that. LOL

Looking good. I'm sure you'll have it done.:)

Araignee said...

It really is beautiful when you see it all laid out. I've been tempted to make the Dr. Who scarf but I think my mind would turn to mush with all that garter stitch, pretty colors or not.

Delusional Knitter said...

I would probably do a monochromatic in purples. Bit I also would probably not knit it or it would sit for months at a time. Ask my husbsnd sbout his Dr. Who scarf that took 5 or so years - he does eesr it a lot though :) Yours is lovely though.

Nancy Kay said...

The striping is really attractive; you'll picked the perfect combination. I like your other color combination ideas too; I'm waiting to see the finished product!!

Rachelle said...

It is looking fantastic so far; I think I'd look at our kilt colours and use them for my husband, but I'd have to make it a cowl for him.

kathy b said...

First off, it is going to be a n amazing finish!
Colors: pink, green, cream and black