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July 12, 2005

It's so cold, I think I'll wear my new scarf!

Look how cold I am:

Brrr... so cold, I had to raise the collar of my jacket to protect myself from the harsh winds... in my apartment! Clearly poised in front of my closet! Staring at my A/C, wishing it was on! With a high of about 90F today!

And at the risk of TMI, my bottom half is dressed appropriately for this weather, hmmm...

But I'm good at pretending, right? And this is how I envision I'll wear this scarf - wrapped around my neck under a light fall jacket.

Here's a close-up of the lovely texture and color:

So, the FO report is a short one - Berroco Plush Colors, 100% acrylic, Kiwi (1972), 2 skeins, size 10 needles, garter stitch, 5 1/2" wide X 55" long, $21, about 1 week.

Things I LOVE about Berroco Plush (or why it's really nothing like Fun Fur):

  • It does not smell funny.
  • It does not feel oily.
  • It does not shed. At all. This is pretty remarkable for a novelty yarn.
  • It is SUPREMELY SOFT. Think of the softest cashmere, qiviut, baby angora (baby angoras are so cute, I cannot express it), whatever - this is softer.
  • 2 skeins make the perfectly-sized scarf.
  • It elicits weird-ass reactions from perfect strangers.

I would knit another one of these in a second, and I think it would make a great gift.

The scarf is done, the Sockapal-2-za socks are done, what's next?

There has been some talk of reviving the Adrienne Vittadini project, but I'm not sure I can deal with it at this point and time. I did receive a yarn gift this weekend from Rita. She brought me this yarn all the way from Portugal! 58% viscose, 26% acrylic, 9% cotton, 7% linen, fabriqué au Portugal!

It's lovely, shiny, and silky, and methinks it's proper for a slinky scarf. Maybe that will be my new project... Thanks, Rita!

Posted by Kathy on July 12, 2005 01:10 AM


Whew! Yesterday couldn't have been more perfect for finishing a scarf...

Great job, and I agree: it would be the perfect gift.

Gorgeous scarf! And I love the yarn that Rita got for you!

Now I want to pet your scarf--or at least run to the yarn store to find ball of yarn to pet. I've never heard of that yarn before and I'm a sucker for soft yarn.

By the way, I love your jacket!

Simply smashing! But I'll be a full length shot would have been very amusing :) I love the new yarn and think a slinky scarf sounds like just the thing.

SHIT! That previous entry was hilarious. SHIT!

I love the scarf! You are just like me trying on winter items in this Boston heat! I had my hourglass on a few weeks ago when it was almost 100! What we do for knitting :)

The scarf is lovely and looks great with the jacket and the PINK flower! That Berroco Plush is the yarn I used to make my blue bear from their free pattern, and it turned out great.
You might check the posts and pictures a week or so ago on the Elann Chat Center; one of the knitters there finished her AV sweater and posted comments and photos. Her 'blocking board' is hilarious!!

Very cool scarf! I just don't know about novelty yarns...but maybe you are tempting me...maybe

Lovely scarf. I'll have to check that yarn out.

That came out very cute--I like the darker green flecks in the yarn--this seems like a perfect gift scarf. :)

I made a pair of baby kimono wrap sweaters for a friend's twins out of Plush - it is awfully cosy, innit?

Okay, the scarf looks great. I'm almost tempted to go get some. Even though I'm allergic to acrylic.

But it is kinda expensive, isn't it?? I'd love to make a scarf out of that stuff for my little girl ... isn't it so little girl-ish? (Not that I'm calling you a little girl or anything.)

Gorgeous Dah-ling!

That scarf is adorable. I'm not sure if you cold so much as angry. Does the cold make you grumpy? Hmmm....

That yarn is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you make from it!

argeed on the plush. I made a pair of ballerina slippers out of it... sooo soft.

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