Knitting right along

Allow me to say how wonderful it was to read all of your comments on the Mulled Wine Mitts post from a few days ago. I’ve never received so many on a single post before and I am greatly touched and flattered.

And, just as important, I am pleased to announce the three winners of the Canadian Living December issue! I pulled 3 numbers from a Random Number Generator online and those corresponded to comments made (after I indicated the drawing on Wednesday’s post) by Susan from North Carolina, Marianne from Oklahoma, and Ali from Perthshire, Scotland. All 3 lucky knitters have been contacted for their addresses and I’ll be putting the mags in the mail some time next week. For everyone else not in Canada, I will definitely let you know asap if/when the pattern becomes available in any other format. Thank you so much again for your response to the pattern!

I hope your weekend is enjoyable. I’ve got a bit of knitting planned for mine, of course. This week I started two new projects, both interestingly enough in the green-blue-purple spectrum. Clearly my colour jag tendencies have circled back around to the wintery tones, as this Ultra Alpaca scarf can testify.


I’m working with the simplicity of stripes on this one, having cast on 80 sts in the round, and alternating colours every 3-7 rounds as I please. I’m using 5 different shades in the hopes of getting a finished scarf that looks polished and slightly colourful, but also versatile enough to match different hats and mittens. And I want it to be long enough to wrap around my neck and shoulders and head approximately 3 zillion times, so we’ll see how that goes.

Happy Saturday!


  1. Thank you!!! and congrats to Susan and Ali!

    I think your scarf in progress is gorgeous and yes, it DOES have all your colours! Using Ultra Alpaca and knit in the round, not only incredibly soft but extra warm!

  2. Congrats to the winners! I love the color combination in your scarf. Makes me want to cast one on! πŸ˜‰

  3. I finally had a chance to look through my unopened, long awaited CL mag once I checked in and got settled in to the hospital on Thursday. What a treat to have a “friend” waiting for me in the pages of the magazine. Beautiful pattern. I look forward to making a pair after a few other projects are completed. I love your blog site, the variety of knitting, the book reviews and the high level of craft that you expect from your work. I’ll be continuing to check your site each day. Your always first after another TO knitter, the YH. May your day be filled with unexpected joy! Missing out on the Purple Purl sale today as I’m stuck within these four walls. Next year.

  4. Lovely colors and stripes. They would be lovely in a sweater!

  5. Gorgeous scarf! Am I right that you are knitting it as a long tube? Or did I totally misinterpret your description? At any rate, it’s beautiful — I love the colors and the slight randomness. πŸ™‚ The warmth implied by alpaca is a bonus we in the frozen north can really appreciate!

  6. Ooh, those colors are so beautiful! I love heathers and this combination hits all the sweet spots!

  7. Oh congrats to the winners – esp lovely Marianne.

    Ooh that scarf will be snuggliness personified (knit-ified?)

  8. Thank you soooo much Glenna!! I’m just so excited to have won :-)) Congratulations to Marianne and Susan too!!!

    And that is one gorgeous scarf – I love the colours and the randomness of the stripes and what a great idea knitting it in the round. The Ultra Alpaca looks very snuggly – I must see if anywhere over here stocks it πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend!!

  9. That is SUCH a pretty scarf. I am working on a lacy one now.

  10. Oh my gosh! I am in love with the harmony of the colors. Love.

  11. I tend to be attracted to reds, pinks, and greens, but your wintery tones are just lovely! I especially like the heathered nature of the Ultra colorways.

  12. Your pattern on the scarf looks really nice. I only just started to knit, literally! I am really enjoying it too. I am a graphic designer and it’s a nice break to take from designing to relax and get some inspiration even! I love scarves and I can’t wait until I learn enough to be able to knit my own!

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