The swatch turned out great and I really like the lace pattern with this alpaca silk. Next step was to figure out how long I wanted the scarf to be and how many stitches that would take. For this I had to enlist the assistance of my husband. He was closer to the calculator and I couldn't wrap my brain around figuring out how to translate the 4.5 inch swatch which was 27 stitches into a 40 inch scarf. With the added confusion of the pattern being a repeat of 8 + 3. Confused yet? Me too. The answer is 227 stitches, thank you Kevin.
Yes, that is a giant Lego Tantive from Star Wars IV. I got a new Kitchen Aid mixer recently, which meant Kevin got a new Lego thing to add to the collection. It matches the Imperial Destroyer, Darth Vader's tie fighter, and the half a dozen or so others. One of them even walks! So far, it's only a centimeter wide but it's coming along pretty fast. Here is a finished project and a brilliant idea though.
I finished this blanket right before starting this blog. Well... I really just ran out of that kind of yarn and since I recently moved away from the yarn store I used to frequent, I had no way to get more. However, the too short blanket ended up being perfect. I like sleeping with a blanket and Kevin doesn't. This is perfect for any couple who has this problem. It must be pretty common. I heard that women like to be 10 degrees warmer than men.
I think I like the light blue pattern the best. The different lace patterns were really fun to try and I had been dying to do more lace things. This yarn is Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep. It's a great yarn for blankets and once it's colour is set in a vinegar wash, it is a great yarn for baby blankets too as it washes pretty easily, despite what the label says.