The Six Nations 2013 rugby competition started last Saturday, so I took the chance to work on my Chinook Scarf while I watched my national side lose bravely (if somewhat predictably) to the English last week, then comfortably beat the Italians today. It's turning into an interesting competition this year: by the end of tomorrow there should be 4 teams with one win each, the French with no wins (surprisingly) and either the English or Irish with 2 wins. It's wide open at the moment which makes for fun viewing.
The side-benefit of this is that I completed my second stash-busting project during today's match. This was a scarf pattern for some Silk Blend I'd bought a couple of years ago then not been able to match to the "perfect" project...
The pattern is fairly simple, but had some interesting touches.
- This was my first built-in i-cord edging and I did like the way this neatened up the edge and added to the sense of quality.
- The lace border took me a few repeats to get into my head but then was a fun start/finish for the rows.
- And the stocking stitch body made for a nice mindless section (perfect for during a good rugby match).
It needs blocking I think, although I'm not sure how I'll do this yet - the i-cord edging is lovely but could be a bit tricky for pinning out evenly.
I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like the finished result, but when I tried it on this afternoon I was very pleased. It isn't too big but should be a cosy, pretty addition when the weather's a little chilly (which is quite frequent around here!)
This is a wee bit late for Tami's FO Friday, but I don't really want to wait another 2 weeks (I won't be able to get online next Friday) so I'm going to sneak my link in to yesterday's post. Well, better late than never!
And for the Stash-Buster 2013 Challenge... this is project number 2 and has used up 100g of a lovely soft yarn.
Project 3 (BSJ) has also been growing during the rugby-viewing, and I'm looking at ideas for the next bit of my stash to be busted. More to follow once inspiration strikes...