Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chocolate-Covered Cherry

If you guessed it was the Chevron Scarf, you were right! I may not be the last knitter in the world to do this one. (That honor is reserved for my non-participation in the Clapotis craze. I haven't knitted Clapotis on principle; until I can identify what it is supposed to be, it would be irresponsible for me to make one.) But according to Ravelry, there are 1492 of these recorded, which is probably only a small percentage of the total number in existence, so I have a lot of company.

I cannot explain my desire to knit this scarf. I don't wear scarves, nor do I know anyone who does. There are only about three days a year here when wearing wool wrapped around your neck would not be likely to send you to the emergency room with heat stroke. Still, I couldn't resist. After all, the lack of wool-appropriate weather hasn't prevented me from knitting innumerable wool sweaters, which reside, neatly stacked, in my closet, awaiting the next Ice Age. If you ever wake up to woolly mammoths outside your window, you'll know there is a knitter in San Diego crying tears of joy.

My version is made with a skein of semi-solid chocolate colored Koigu (my first!) and a skein of Fly Dyed Monarch in Ruby Redmond that's been in the stash for a long time, awaiting a project that isn't socks. Together, the colors remind me of those chocolate covered cherries with the creamy pink filling. Mmmmm....

14 comments:

Sharon said...

My but that looks familiar! (next time you're on Ravelry, look at my projects.) :D Also, the Chevron Scarf is a nice pattern, but be prepared to hunker down for a long, long knit. Mine is languishing, as I keep getting distracted by other gorgeous patterns (some of which I have seen right here on your blog)!

lilibethsgarden said...

I knew that's what you were up to! Lookin' good. Got lots of chuckles over your talk of being prepared for the next ice age.

I'm happy to say wool is a necessity where I live, at least it will be soon enough. I don't like the cold, but it's justifies all kinds of knitting. ;o)

Kristin said...

it is very pretty, chocolate covered cherries is bang on.
perhaps a northern trip is in your future??

sophanne said...

if you read Shameka knits, I think it would be a great present to send to her- she wears those colors so beautifully!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Man you are a SPEED RACER, goooo Suzanne! I love the colors together:)

Angelika said...

Nice one. I knew those colors would mix well.

Suzanne said...

So you decided to join the craze!!! I'm on my second Chevron Scarf. And I can wear wool all year around up here!!! Your scarf is really pretty. I love the colors. It would go great with my parka...hint.... hint....

Sarah said...

I haven't knit a Clapotis either. I kinda sorta started one once or twice, but it's just not going to happen. And now, I guess I'm the one person on Ravelry who still hasn't knit a chevron scarf, either! I love yours, though -- that chocolate colored Koigu is gorgeous.

Karen said...

I haven't made a chevron scarf yet, but I'm sure I will one of these days. I did make a Clapotis last year and I use mine as a shawl at home when I am chilly.

Kim said...

LOVE IT! It's deliciously gorgeous. My Chevron scarf (started a year ago) is languishing in the bottom of a basket. I know you'l finish yours!

Karen said...

I love those colors. I've been staying off of the Clapotis bandwagon as well, but I'm getting a little tempted by it as I've seen some very pretty ones as of late. I have the yarn stashed away for it, just haven't begun.

TheBlackSheep said...

I always wondered how yarn stores in SoCal survived. Your post explains all, you're all just preparing yourselves for the next ice age! The rest of us who use our woolies might be out by the time it gets here (although I'm fairly certain my stash would help me survive for a while).

CatBookMom said...

Great colors!! I just finished my own Chevron, in what turned out to be tiger stripes. Why I found that variation of feather & fan to be more tedious than others escapes me, but I was glad when the yarn balls got really small.

You knit wool sweaters, I knit wool scarves and shawls; if either of us is going to get use of them in our SoCal area *may* have to wait for an Ice Age. Global warming ain't gonna do it. ;D

Walden said...

Wow, those colors just go so great together in that pattern.