Saturday, January 10, 2009

Santa Fe

(No, I'm not going to serenade you with "Santa Fe" from Newsies. But, if you want to, you can hear it here. I'm not a Christian Bale kind of girl, but I still enjoy it.)

I do a fair amount of social knitting, and thus, I tend to pick projects that are both portable and simple. I also read the Yarn Harlot's blog, and I find her knitting to be (98.9%) inspiring.

She went on the striped Noro scarf kick, and I thought, "Wow. Those look cool. But I would stab my own eyes out if I was knitting a scarf like that. Bo-ring."

So, I went through my knitting library and stash (because I have become a creature of excellent habits through the Social Pressure Experiment), and I present you with the Santa Fe Wrap:

SFW- back

SFW- Miter

That is the back. It is - in my opinion- one of the few good applications of mitered squares. Plus, the center/back panel took me about a day and a half to knit. This is potato chip knitting at it's best.

SFW- Front

That's the front. Half-done. When it is finished, there will be four long strips that will make me look six feet tall and thin when I wear it. At least, the woman I saw wearing it at the yarn shop did. She may have been actually six feet tall and thin, but now you're splitting hairs.

SFW- Shadow 1

What's that? A shadow rib. Look above and below and you'll notice that NOT ONLY is it NOT in garter stitch (which kills my knitting mojo), but both the main color and the contrast color get noticed.

SFW- Shadow 2

It is knitting up surprisingly quickly, and I'm noticing that one skein of Noro Sock lasts FOREVER.


  1. Wow, I love the colors! Garter stitch also kills my knitting mojo. I made the Einstein Coat one year and, well, never again!!

    I have knit "that scarf". It's great knitting for the movies, and other dark places, I think.

    So how's the purple hair?

  2. Sometimes when I'm knitting and not thinking, it's ok, but other times I feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin! Then it's time to grab another project. I can't do straight garter or stockinette for long without going bonkers. But the color helps, at least your able to stop and say, oh pretty!

    Hope your ribs feel better. I've pulled a muscle in my stomach from coughing or exercising and yeah it hurts!


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