Tuesday, August 26, 2008

FO: Lace Ribbon Scarf

Although it nearly killed me... and I considered abandonment several times... the Olympic spirit swelled within me and I did it! I finished the never-ending Lace Ribbon Scarf.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

Now don't get me wrong... it really is a great pattern. But I should've paid more attention to the pattern's introduction. Specifically... "Its pattern is easily memorized and a breeze to work on in otherwise wasted moments. It's also ideal for those of us who do not always have a pair of socks on their needles!" A-ha!

Lace Ribbon Scarf

However, I'm glad I persevered because I absolutely adore the finished scarf.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

And got a Ravelympics medal to boot! Fortunately for me, I figured out late Saturday night that the Olympics were ending on Sunday so I was able to get the last few rows finished up and submitted on time.

The details: Knit with 2.5 hanks of ShiBui Knits Fingering (you must try this yarn!) in "Rapids" on size 3 needles. The yarn has just enough variation in in color to make it interesting without being distracting. Love it!

12 comments:

mom said...

Simply beautiful! And congratulations on the medal! I know you deserve for all your dedicated time spent Olympic watching while knitting ;-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Becca said...

I love it! That's a scarf I've really been wanting to make. Good for you achieving your Olympic goal!

Yarnhog said...

It is really, really pretty! But I'd agree that introduction should be read as a warning label.

I am at two and a half feet of endlesslaceedging. Could you send me a little of your mojo to get me through the next four and a half?

Heather said...

Worth the extra effort! Well done.

Donna Boucher said...

It's beautiful!!!

Marti said...

What an awesome scarf!

Angelika said...

What a great scarf. And you do take great pictures too. Maybe I should have knit that one instead of my traveling roses and I would be done by now. I still can't memorize that pattern. Is it the old age thing? Naaaah.

Marylu said...

Gorgeous scarf!!!! Congrats for finishing it in such a timely manner :). I have such a hard time finishing scarves for some reason - maybe because they do go on forever. Love the color, I've been thinking about buying some of that myself.

marit said...

Beautiful!

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

That. Is. Beautiful!!! I haven't worked on mine for awhile since I've been trying to get through my swallowtail. Repeat . . . it is beautiful!

amanda said...

lovely scarf - this is a great pattern!!

lovingcjm said...

Wow! That is beautiful!