Monday, December 5, 2011

A new neckerchief

What do you call a very small shawl? A shawlette? A neckerchief? A little knitted thingy?

The official name from the author of this pattern is a Bandito Scarf. It is available at Ravelry as a free download. You do have to join Ravelry to access this, but there are no fees involved and they don't bug you about anything or send unwanted emails.

The yarn came from my local yarn store and was called Mill Ends which meant that odds and ends of yarn were spun together to create a skein. Looking at the skein gives no indication of what a finished project will look like. This piece started at the narrow end where the yarn is a beige color with a green wrap. The green disappears and becomes a light orange wrap and the beige is replaced with a darker orange. One of the oranges becomes teal and then the other orange becomes blue. What looks turquoise in this photo is a rather bright blue with green that the eye reads as turquoise unless you are on top of it and examining it closely.
No one is here this morning to assist in taking a photo of me modeling this (and given how I am currently dressed, you should be thankful I am not posing!) so here is Gloria Gunn modeling the Bandito tied behind her neck. If you're not feeling orangey this morning, you can always turn it around and showcase the narrow stripes of color.
We had a busy weekend and this week is shaping up to be pretty busy too. I feel like I've been neglecting blogland with both my own posts and visiting others but I suspect many are feeling a time crunch right now. Some things I've been working on have to remain secret for a few more weeks. I discovered that a few friends and family have been reading here without saying a word about it. Good thing I didn't tell all of you what REALLY happened on Thanksgiving....Photobucket

I hope your week is off to a good start and that you are kept warm in a cozy in a small shawl. Or a shawlette. Or a neckerchief. Or even a little knitted thingy.


Rudee said...

Very pretty for mill ends. I love the long lengths of colors.

Chatty Crone said...

Those were very nice - I'm always impressed but don't know why - you're great at it!


SkippyMom said...

Didn't that come out lovely - and the possibilities to wear it. Nice. I love the colors. And your bear. :)

Sewconsult said...

Cute. I know that Gloria will love having the new accessory to keep her warm.