Thursday, January 18, 2007

Keeping Warm

Yesterday the local news stations interrupted regular programming all morning to keep us up-to-date on the "Arctic Blast". We aren't used to freezing temperatures here in the Houston area. It's cold, but I'm keeping warm with Steam and Calorimetry.

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STEAM
Reversible Cable-Rib Scarf

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Pattern: Steam by Diana Gates
Yarn: 2 balls of Nashua Creative Focus Worsted, 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca
Color: CFW2055 Carmin
Needles: US 6

There are two versions of this scarf. I made the one with the garter stitch border. The other omits the border, resulting in a wavy edge.

Blocking this scarf really helped to open up the cable ribs. I love the way it turned out.


CALORIMETRY
Knitted Headscarf

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Pattern: Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf
Yarn: Nashua Creative Focus Worsted, 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca
Color: CFW2055 Carmin
Needles: US 6

If you aren't a hat person, then try this pattern. It feels just as warm as a hat to me--a nice alternative.

It is worked using short rows, without the wrap and turn part. Some holes are formed as a result, but they are on the underside of the scarf, so they don't show when worn. One of these holes is used for a buttonhole. Since there are several to choose from, this headscarf is very adjustable in size.

17 comments:

  1. I've been looking at that head warmer pattern for a while now, since I can't seem to keep hats on my head. I'm definitely going to give it a try, it looks fabulous. As does the scarf!

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  2. Both are SO LOVELY!!! Red is a great color for winter woolies! Glad you are keeping warm and in style:D

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  3. You look warm and cozy. It's hoving around 0 in the mornings here so enjoy your 'warmish' TX. ;-)

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  4. You are so clever. I made calorimetry for my sister for Christmas and it knit up in a snap. If you hear the sound of clicking needles in El Paso it's just me knitting calorimetry.Once again you are so clever and I'm glad I visited your blog today we have more cold weather this weekend.

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  5. Those are beautiful! I don't think I've seen that scarf pattern before, but it looks great with Calorimetry. I hope they're keeping you warm!

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  6. Awesome work on both items!

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  7. both look great in red!

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  8. That set looks great! I think you're right, that looks like a nice alternative for non-hat wearing people ;o)

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  9. Can you believe the weather we had here in the Houston area? We actually got a decent little bit of ice. Btw, you look so warm and cozy!

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  10. While we sat around watching the ice coverage here in OK, I was wondering if you were in the path of the cold too, Tracey. Glad to see you found a way to keep warm!

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  11. Beautiful job! Ice in Houston and it's 50 degrees here in Germany today. Just weird. We had a huge wind storm yesterday but it's still warm.

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  12. Those are beautiful, Tracy! I really should finish the scarf I started for myself a long time ago.

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  13. I love your new look. I did the same thing with bigger fonts...LOL. It's tough to get old isn't it?

    I love the wash cloths you have been making...very nice!

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  14. stay warm! You certainly have the winter gear- what a cute set.

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  15. All I can say is, "wow". The scarf is a real looker, and like I said before, I have to make one!! Thanks for admiring my cabled scarf....this is the winter we all need a wool scarf here in Texas!

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  16. They make a lovely set. I just love the scarf. I think I will put that on my to knit list.

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  17. Warm and stylish all at the same time.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy