Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Knitting FO: Mt. Wai'ale'ale Scarf

Mt. Wai'ale'ale Scarf
My Ravelry project page
Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Solis

Posting about this scarf is long overdue as I finished it -- and took these pictures, as you can see by the leafless trees -- way back in January! (Don't let the sunshine and hints of green grass fool you -- a week later we were in the midst of the coldest, most miserable winter Ohio has seen in decades!)
I named it Mt. Wai'ale'ale after the stunning Kauai volcanic crater pictured above -- one of the wettest spots on earth. We were lucky enough to cruise inside the crater on a helicopter tour and it was absolutely breathtaking. The lace pattern on the scarf reminded me of the water cascading down the sides of the moss-covered rock.
It is incredibly hard to photograph teal and turquoise, and the scarf looks more blue than it really is. In reality, it's a lovely teal with little flecks of lighter turquoisey-green here and there.

A few years ago, I knit a Lace Ribbon Scarf for a going-away gift and was sad to part with it. It was a pretty purple color and possibly my favorite thing I'd knitted up to that point. It took lots of focus and concentration, but the effort paid off and I was thrilled with the stunning lavender scarf I made for my boss. I vowed that I would make one for myself one day -- whenever we moved to a climate where I'd actually need winter accessories.

This time around -- with a couple more years of knitting experience under my belt -- I had to laugh at how simple this scarf was to make. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and made for excellent TV knitting. And whereas the scarf captivated me the first time, I got extremely bored with the project this go-round; I had planned to just knit until I ran out of yarn and it turned into The Scarf That Never Ends. I guess I'm more for instant-gratification knitting these days. Funny what a few years of practice will do!

1 comment:

  1. I love how you came up with the name of your scarf. Beautiful color too.


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