Sunday, December 11, 2005

My first moebius is done

I love it! I finished it late Friday night while watching Horatio Hornblower (again with "must knit to good TV). It was very close - I had no idea applied i-cord took up so much yarn! I thought I had plenty of yarn left when I decided to bind off and by the time I finished I barely had 6 inches left to graft and weave in.

Nothing fancy, just a simple purl ridge moebius scarf in a wool/alpaca/viscose blend. I used both 50 g skeins on a 40 inch size 10 needle, which really was too short for comfort, especially casting on. It's exactly how I want it, though - just enough width to make a comfortable shoulder warmer.

And then of course, there is always the "Prithee, which way to the monastary?" look. Which could come in handy around here in the chilly chilly wind.

I'm already working on my second moebius from Cat Bordhi's book, in the yarn from the previous post. If all goes well, it might end up being the RimRock cape.


Rain said...

It's gorgeous. I want one! way is the monastery?

Mintyfresh said...

I'm so glad you want to join the Cover Your Ankles knitalong! I actually need your email address: can you email me with it? My email is on the knitalong page.


Andrea Rusin said...

I'm laughing out loud. Which way to the monastery, indeed. But wrapping the moebius around my head... that's why I want one. But to avoid the Virgin Mary/posada look, I guess I won't go with blue ;)