Saturday, March 7, 2009

Erin go Knittin'

At some point, way back when, I joined a Sundara's sock club or two. I just love the yarn and like getting these surprise packages every few months.

Look at the luscious stuff that came today:

Here's the funny thing. Twenty minutes before this yarn was delivered, I was telling the hubster that I wish I had some kelly green yarn in my stash. I'll be marching this March 17 up 5th Avenue and have nothing to declare my Irishness. ***

Since I'll be marching with a serious group of folks, we've been instructed to dress "tastefully." What wouldn't be more tasteful and tasty than a handmade kelly green scarf?

Look at the yarn on the right--it's labelled "sour apples." But I think it's my "Erin go Knittin'" yarn!

That's 350 yards. Enough for a scarf. I need an easy peasy pattern. Mistake rib perhaps? Something I can finish in eight days. I need some suggestions FAST!

***OK, my long-time readers may remember a pair of green socks I made a few years ago. But, they're not kelly green. To march in the Parade one needs to flaunt some kelly green. And, no, I don't want to knit socks. I'm a slooooow knitter--I'd need more that 8 days to make even one sock!


stringplay said...

Oh, pretty yarn! And a parade to spur on the knitting. Two patterns came to mind: Feather and Fan (w/ 3 of 4 rows knit)
or a narrow Crest of the Wave.

I sent a Ravelry message with a couple of links.

Life's a Stitch said...

Ok I want to selfishly suggest my Herringbone Rib Scarf, but I've had good results with sock type yarn doing a triangular kerchief like the Landscape Shawl done smaller or Caryl's Kerchief.

Stardust B. said...

There's always a drop-stitch scarf or the One Row Lace Scarf

sherriknits said...

The yarn is beautiful! I'm scarffed out so no suggestions, but can't wait to see what you do!