Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite colorways 2030 & 2031; one ball of each
Needles: size 7
Exposition: What else can I say? Other than I love it.

Before starting this scarf, I did some research on Ravelry and noticed that a lot of knitters [who used this yarn and only two balls of it] reduced their cast on number, which resulted in a thinner, longer scarf. I didn't mind this one being a big on the shorter side, but I did know I wanted something a little wider. So I casted on 39 and knit away. The resulting scarf measures 5" wide and 50" long. Of course, I was so excited to have it done, I had to wear it today. So once I wash it I will be sure to update my Ravelry notes if the length or width changes.

And I think I've finally decided to call it my Seasons of Change Scarf. Here's why...


When I first started out, I was digging the green and red together. I wondered if all the color combos would be so striking. The green eventually faded to brown and the red to orange then yellow.

Although we don't really have fall leaves here in So Cal, it reminded me of the Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins and Tricks'er Treats and the pecan pie and turkey with cranberry sauce. I can't wait!


The fall palette eventually faded away, lead into the pink and green colors at the bottom of the picture then into these wintery blues. It reminded me of the dark winter sky and cold days. It also reminded me of a frozen pond and ice skates.

Not that any ponds would freeze over in LA...if one could find a pond. I'm sure there must be some. Somewhere.

There is one part of this section where the colors matched so closely that it was hard to differentiate between one stripe and another. I certainly wasn't expecting that. I was a little sad, but decided to let it go.


Winter's blues eventually lightened into spring greens and earthy browns. Like all the snow melted, the cold weather warmed and the Earth was yielding beautiful grass and spring flowers.

Of course, like Spring, this section was exceedingly short. Which is good because we all hate allergies, right?

In this section, there was another portion of the stripes that matched so closely they practically blend together. You can see it better in the top of the picture below. If you look really closely [like an inch away] you can make out the green stripes from the yellow ones, but just barely.

And finally...

Ok, this is one season we So Cal'ers definitely know about.

Red hot summer! The sandy beaches leading down to the blue of the ocean. There are the oranges and reds of all the best summer fruits.

Summer! I miss you already!

Not that it isn't still 80 here.