let me gush

apparently I’m on a quest to have the largest triangle-scarf stash in knitterville or something. that would explain why I have yet another fingering weight kerchief, frostberries, on the needles.

starting frostberries

I’ve been plugging away at it since last week after binding off my springtime bandit scarf. since these pictures were taken, I’ve knit a total of eight repeats and still have over 30 grams of yarn left. I still have a ways to go obviously.

gorgeous yarn!

what I really wanted to show you was this yarn. it’s been sitting in my stash for almost three years, which is just sad. I’m such a hoarder when it comes to sock yarn, the prettier it is the less I want to knit with it. it’s almost like people who collect toys and never open the box. I’ve decided that it was time to rip open all the boxes in my stash and just let it loose. I didn’t want to hide this yarn away in my shoes, so a scarf it was.

starting frostberries

I was lucky enough to get this gift from liz. ages ago. if I remember correctly, she was testing out different ways of dyeing yarn while getting ready for a swap. this was supposedly a “dud” with “muddy colors”! I don’t know how she could think that as I’m completely in love with this yarn. the variegation in this yarn is absolutely perfect, the colors slowly merge from browns, to purples, to greens, to small pops of blues in such an organic way. there isn’t any obvious pooling and I wouldn’t change the way the colors fell in any way. in short, this is true variegation and it’s what I’ve been looking for, what feels like, ages. I don’t think these photos do it justice, but hopefully I can get even better ones when I’m done with the scarf.

frostberries in progress

the only thing I’m sorry about? waiting three years to wind this up.

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  • Amanda Elizabeth April 3, 2009 at 1:26 am

    ohhh gosh. This has me drooling. I simply *adore* it. Those colors are so so so phenom. I’m so tempted to tear out the lame project I was working on and cast on for this. You are totally my knitting guru!!!

  • Zoë April 3, 2009 at 2:34 am

    That’s certainly not ‘dud’ yarn!
    I know how you feel about pretty sock yarn/triangular scarves… I’m on my 4th already! You should check out the Baktus Scarf (search Ravelry) – it’s my favourite one so far 🙂

  • adrienne April 3, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Wow, gorgeous! There’s nothing wrong with sock yarn triangle scarves… I love every pattern you’ve knit! But to start, I’m planning to use some Wollmeise for a Baktus scarf 🙂

  • Lisa April 3, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Oh, that’s going to be pretty!!

  • Brooke April 3, 2009 at 10:59 am

    That yarn is AMAZING! I can’t believe anyone wouldn’t want it. I can’t wait to see the final product.

  • Rocky Moreno April 3, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I love the colors in the yarn.

  • Stephanie April 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Great yarn and it looks like a very pretty pattern. And look at you posting photos of your knitting in process! Good job.

  • Veronique April 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I completely understand your hesitation in using such precious yarn, but it seems like you’re found the perfect pattern for it 🙂

  • Rain April 4, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I too don’t like using such gorgeous yarn for socks! How on earth can you flaunt it?
    This colorway is lovely, earthy and rich, perfect for a triangular scarf!

  • gleek April 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    i love those little flecks of color. gorgeous!

  • melissa April 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Wow! That color is gorgeous! I’m a hard one to please with variegated yarn and this one is perfect.

  • tiennie April 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    It is really pretty. I feel the same way about sock yarn. They are so lovely to look at and it’s hard to knit just socks that won’t be seen as much as a scarf or such.