laight street.

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I finished the Laight Street Wrap a little less than a year ago. And I absolutely adore it. I followed the pattern from Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops to a T–right down to using the zinc colorway of the luxuriously soft Malabrigo Yarn Twist.

But for some reason, I’ve failed to photograph it or really wear it out, until now. It was the perfect accessory to the blow back of Storm Juno that Boston received last weekend.

This is one of the most enveloping things I’ve ever knit; and it’s perfect for those super cold days because it’s extra wide and extra long–like wearing a blanket.

Read my project notes here.

february lady.

I knit this February Lady scarf more than a year ago. I love it. But, for some reason, I never photographed it, and I never wore it. Until yesterday. And now, it makes me want to knit another long scarf, but this time, much wider.

This was knit up using The Plucky Knitter’s Traveler Aran weight yarn in the Tip Your Waitress colorway. The yarn is a dream. Knit something with Plucky once in your life. I do wish I had more of the yarn, so I could make this even longer, but two skeins was what I had, so two skeins it was.

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Since this photo was snapped last week, my Laight Street wrap has grown exponentially and I am now more than halfway through the chart repeats and nearing the finishing line.

The cable and lace is so beautiful and easy to follow and knitting on size 11 needles means its working up fast. Am loving every aspect of it; it’s just the over-sized scarf I was looking for to get me through cold Boston winters.

I’m following the pattern to a T for the wrap size, including using Malabrigo Twist in the same zinc colorway, which is a gorgeous gray-purple color.

wip: striped noro.

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I’ve made so many striped noros. They are a go-to when I need a fast knit that makes me feel accomplished in less than a week. Plus, I haven’t met a soul who doesn’t adore these scarves when gifted one.

Jared Flood is a damn genius.

Just another Noro Striped Scarf in Noro Silk Garden for my guy. He can never have too many of these because the color combinations are endless. Here he is sporting one in Noro Kureyon for his first Boston February experience last winter.

I do feel skinny in this afghan…

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A whole while bck–circa last December–I was in a frenzy to crochet up these extra long, super bulky, and wacky colored scarves for everyone I knew. And I’ve finally properly photographed the delicious neck sweaters (they so long and bulky you might as well be wearing a sweater that’s how warm they are) and thought about making some more before the weather turns yet again (…with all this rain, it makes me panick that we’ll never have a moment of summer sun in Boston this year!).

If you remember correct, my humble readers, I used a honkin’ big crochet hook–size P; and I chained 150 lengthwise and did a row of double crochet and a row of single crochet. The entire scarf was modeled after this brilliant one I saw called “200″ by John Brinegar–which you can check out at his blog or in Ravelry. Mine isn’t as long as his and some of them are thicker–and I also used a larger hook and skipped the fringe. Either way, this is a marvelous design and I’m uber-pleased with the inspiration and the result of the mods.

Thanks to my wonderful friend–and faithful reader–Mackenzie, who got one of her own of these scarves for Christmas last year–I’ve finally conceived of a name for this baby: The Skinny Afghan. Apparently, when she brought it home, her boyfriend Jon likened it to a “skinny afghan” since it’s so long and bulky and all that hoo–so thanks Jon, it was inspired! And it’s now called The Skinny Afghan in your delightful honor.

You can check out more views of the amazing Skinny Afghan at its flickr set.

“Coasted” through this project, for sure…now buy me a cold one, would you?

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So, the past couple of day’s I’ve decided to dedicate to wacky colors, stash busting, and crochet. The result? A whole ton of these circles, based on the Hexagonal Blanket over at Attic24 (which I intend to make myself, soon), which I have been drooling over for as many weeks. But, having little time lately to dedicate to a large project, I figured I could adapt these hexagons to smaller circles and create either coasters out of them or in fact darn them together to make a bright, Holly Hobby-inspired scarf of sorts.

Well, after making up the above pictured circles, I took to twitter for feedback: Scarf or coasters? I asked. The results were split straight down the middle, but decided on coasters since I need a good gift for an outing on Friday and thought the intended receiver of the gift would enjoy coasters. Plus, my sister pointed out that in order to (hopefully!) ward off winter weather here in Boston for good, I should cease making anymore scarves. Dully noted.

And so, 12 of these incredibly kitsch circles are now going to be gifted out as “party coasters”. I will let you know how they go over and will certainly keep you posted when I start the actually blanket.

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Croch-eeeyy, I want one of those too.

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Lately, I’ve been absolutely obssessed with crocheting up these absolutely giant 10-foot long scarves in extra-bulky weight yarn. And they are as delicious as I anticipated, like giant ropes of candy around the neck because I’ve stuck to complimenting autumnal tones like apricot or hazelut with bright bits of pink and green and neon yellow.

I have to say, I’m mighty pleased, and in the past four days, I’ve crocheted up about six of these–all to be gifted out (or already gifted out) for Christmas presents for my closest friends and family.

Using a honkin’ big crochet hook–size P–I chained 150 lengthwise and did a row of double crochet and a row of single crochet. The entire scarf was modeled after this brilliant one I saw called “200” by John Brinegar–which you can check out at his blog or in Ravelry. Mine isn’t as long as his and some of them are thicker–and I also used a larger hook and skipped the fringe. Either way, this is a marvelous design and I’m uber pleased with the inspiration and the result of the mods.

I’ve done orange and charcoal colorways, and the one pictured above, which is like a candy colored explosion with no direction. I did one for my friend MacKenzie that’s all deep purples and pinks and oranges and a touch of tweedy white, which was so delicious I thought I’d like one for myself. I’ve also done one that’s mostly greens to be gifted maybe to my brother or sister, and I’ve got one on the hook right now which is all pinks.

Clearly, this is my latest obsession. And an obsession worth making friends with–who knows, maybe I’ll make you one.

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