Monday, April 28, 2008

Spring is in the Air (at last!)

Winter seemed to last forever here in Oregon this year. Right through last week, it was downright cold most days. I really can't complain about the cold weather here in Oregon, since it is quite mild comparatively speaking. I was born and raised in New York and lived there until I was 27, and I also spent some time in the mid-90's living in Michigan, so I am no stranger to cold weather and I do appreciate Oregon's mild climate. But it was getting old. It should not be 40 degrees in mid-April in Oregon. It just isn't right.

But at last, Spring seems to be just about here!

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a bright and cheery scarf project to share with all of you?

In last Monday's customer project feature, I showed you two wonderful ripple stitch scarves knit by Sandy. Somehow when I posted that I missed the third one that Sandy had sent to me. Here it is to start your Monday off on a cheerful note:

Sandy used FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Sunshine colorway for this. (Sunshine is yet another older colorway, that I put on the backburner some time ago. As always when I see a project in an older colorway, it makes me itch to go whip up a batch again!)

The pattern is available on Karin Bole's site. She calls it the Warrick Worsted Wave Scarf. It's a version of a Feather & Fan stitch, always a popular choice for a scarf or shawl with pretty, intricate detail that is accomplished with a very simple stitch pattern.

How's that for a burst of sunshine to start the week off with a smile? Many thanks again to Sandy for sharing her lovely work!


Suzanne said...

Sunshine is a lovely color. The scarf is beautiful.

raining sheep said...

Really cheerful spring colors...great for me to is snowing here in Calgary...groan. I think I need to knit something in those colors just so I can pretend it's spring.

Anonymous said...

Oh my is Sunshine lovely!! Any thoughts of it rising like a phoenix? :-)
Katey (