Here is the yarn before I started working with it:
|Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton in Syrah|
I generally do not work with DK weight yarns...so it has been a nice switch of pace. I love how light & airy it crochets! The yarn is also so silky...that it just glides off the hook, and I havent had ANY issues with splitting! I also generally do not work with any hook above a size G (since I make mostly Amigurumi,) and this pattern calls for using a size K!!! I must admit it took a bit of retraining how I hold my hook, because it felt so foreign in my hands! It is funny how using a hook size out of the norm can trip your technique up...lol! I can't even fathom how those HUGE plastic hooks are like working with. I must give it a try one of these days! Anyone out there worked with one before??
|Big Hook Size Comparison -- (from Google Images)|
So...here are the details...
8th FO for 2011:
Here is the progress of the scarf so far:
Here is a close-up photo of the shell detail (the shell detail will continue around all sides of the scarf:)
I apologize for the blurry / dark photos (as I am blogging away from home, I only have my iphone ;) with me.
Hopefully I will finish the scarf in my spare time this week, and be able to share with yall the FO by next Wed!