Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy
started and finished January 2013
I am attempting to find the bottom of a yarn basket (without much success) by knitting baby blankets on large needles. Even after knitting three, double-stranded blankets, the skeins in the basket seem to be multiplying rather than diminishing.

Cotton Candy's specifics: 
  • Needle size 13, using double strands of yarn
  • Yarn - 1 skein Red Heart SuperSaver (Petal Pink) and 1 skein of mystery yarn (White)
  • Pattern - Encore Eight Hour Baby Blankets (EBB06) - Plymouth Yarn
  • 71 stitches
Tickled Pink was knit with the same pattern and Iced Lemonade, used a different pattern from the Eight Hour pattern book.

The following photo is for those who wanted to see the mobius I made from the Sky Scarf. 

Sky Scarf
photo by Cheryl, a knitting buddy
Because my back was facing the windows in the restaurant, the lighting in this photo is not the greatest, but the scarf is clearly visible.

I am very happy with my decision to turn this simple, garter-stitch project into a mobius and will definitely wear it more than a straight scarf. On recent cold days, I have appreciated the two layers of baby alpaca around my neck.

16 comments:

  1. Love it all....the blanket, the mobius and the great picture of you:)

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  2. If you ever reach the end of the yarn basket, let me know. I don't think that's even possible.

    Love the mobius! I think it's even better than a long a scarf. Wear and enjoy.

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  3. Love the new baby blanket and your gorgeous scarf! I have a question about the yarn basket though: is it like the string bin for fabric, meaning that when you toss bits, odds and ends in there, they all get together and multiply so not matter how much you knit or sew, you never get to the bottom of the basket?

    Wishing you happy knitting from NE

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  4. The pink and white held together makes a nice heathery color. It's a beautiful blanket.

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  5. Beautiful - you, the moebius, the blanket! I'm definitely reaching for that booklet... another friend announced yesterday that she's pregnant! 2013 is going to be another baby boom year.

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  6. Great portrait Nancy. I love that you made the sky scarf a mobius.

    Pink baby blanket : a cutie- pa-tooty will love.

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  7. I agree with everyone else. The blanket, the mobius (I learned a new word today!), and the photo of you are all just beautiful.

    I seriously need to use up the yarn I have here, too.

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  8. How big is that basket? Love this blanket - it's another winner. The color is perfect. And your sky cowl? Winner winner! Stay warm. g

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  9. I think the elves that multiply my dirty laundry at night also increase the stash I have all over the house. Perhaps you have the same elves.

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  10. Love it ... they are nice aren't they... didn't know they were called a mobius? I called thought they were crowl's... I like you name better!! I'm looking for a pattern for one that is longer and you can wrap around a couple times if needed...

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  11. The blanket is so sweet.

    I love, love, love baby alpaca yarn. The mobius turned out beautifully, and the colors look so good on you. It is a really nice weight too...just enough warmth for wearing all day...anywhere!

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  12. I love all your knitting projects! funny~my fabric scraps must be talking to your yarn skeins as my scrap bins never seem to empty no matter how many scrap quilts I make! :)

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  13. Such a great photo! The mobius is perfect!

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  14. Oh my. I love cotton candy blanket. I may have to figure out where that book is. Well duh you gave us the link. Thanks so much. And while there for just a few minutes I realize I can probably find a good pattern for some bulky wool I have been saving for too many years. Time to put it to good use. THANK YOU. Love the mobius scarf. Now, if I could just get through the crocheted blanket for Natalie. I've still got 2 more balls of yarn to put in the darn thing. What was I thinking? I don't really enjoy crocheting all that much. One day it will be done and I will move on.

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  15. Great picture Nancy! Love your mobius.
    The blanket is so soft and sweet. Lucky, lucky little one.

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  16. Love your redone sky scarf..I think I might try a mobius..strange name isn't it? I do have some yarn laying around..but maybe I should go find some real soft stuff:)

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