Monday, September 01, 2008

Montego Bay Scarf

Photographed at Turtle Bay, Jensen Point, Texas.


We were up early on Friday morning to say goodbye to Matt and Carly. We decided to take advantage of that fact and drive to Turtle Bay for kayak fishing. We arrived right at sunrise and hurriedly took some pictures of my new scarf before putting the boats in the water.

Montego Bay Scarf
Pattern Source: Interweave Knits Summer 2007 and Ravelry
Yarn: Hand Maiden Sea Silk (70% silk, 30% Seacell)
Color: Rose Garden
Needles: US 8


Project Notes:

This scarf was a breeze to knit and the yarn is a perfect match to the pattern. The only challenge I can see with this scarf is that some knitters may find simple fishnet lace monotonous. I didn't, but I enjoy easy repetitive knitting.

One of my favorite parts of the scarf is the braided fringe. Two hundred strands of yarn, each 12" long are cut before any knitting is started. This sounds tedious, as does the process of braiding each section, but I think it's worth the effort and it's not as much work as it sounds.


After the photo shoot we launched the kayaks and fished. We didn't catch anything we could bring home, but we felt blessed anyway to be spend time together in such a beautiful place.

24 comments:

  1. Sunrise is the best time of day, so peaceful.

    Gorgeous scarf on gorgeous you!

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  2. I love the sheerness of it and the fringe is really pretty too.

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  3. Beautiful! The bay, the sunset, the scarf and you! Will you get loads of rain and wind? I hope you and the bay will be ok, too!

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  4. I love the scarf. I saw that pattern last year and almost gave it a try. I think yours is stunning. The yarn is scruptious!
    As always the pictures are beautiful!

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  5. wonderful pictures and another great knit! Will it be that peaceful there today or tomorrow?

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  6. I love the fringe and the color of the yarn...it matched the sunrise. How's your weather lately?

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  7. That sounds like a lovely time. The scarf is so pretty and I agree with you, the little braided fringe is the perfect touch.

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  8. The scarf is a delight to the eyes, this looks like it would be a great take along project for knitting on mass transit as it does not require much concentration, perfect for our modern lives. The photos of the bay and surreal - almost dreamlike.

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  9. lovely little scarf - and the braided trim certainly completes it well.
    Hope that you don't get too pummeled by all the rain.

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  10. What a wonderful scarf! It looks very lovely, the color, pattern, fringe, all of it. Stunning picture of the bay too.

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  11. Your scarf looks beautiful with the ocean backdrop. You have some wonderful scenery there! I really want to knit this scarf. I just need to send off for the yarn. I really like the braided fringe. Looks different and so pretty. Like the others, I too am wondering how the weather is at your place, if the ocean is turbulent right now. Must be quite a sight at this time of year! Stay safe!

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  12. Hope your not gonna get any of this nasty Gustav stuff!! Visit my blog, I've nominated you for an award!!!
    Suzanne

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  13. The scarf looks wonderful!! I found your blog and have gone WAY back reading your posts. Have enjoyed it and have added you to my Google Reader.

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  15. It turned out great and it looks nice on you. I especially love the silhouette/sunrise photo!

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  16. Beautiful scarf and stunning photos. I will have to look at that pattern.

    I thought of you today while at "our" lake because we found a kayak rental place! We're hoping to try it out soon.

    Stay safe from Gustav........

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  17. The scarf is beautiful, as are all your pictures; and you look lovely in it.

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  18. Lovely scarf! The yarn is awesome...you always find the best yarns!

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  19. Looks like everyone had a great time. Great looking scarf. Perfect for the beach.

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  20. I like the fringe as it's so different from any I've seen. The scarf looks great and it's so wonderful that you and your husband can enjoy your time together:~)

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  21. Just LOVE the scarf...especially that braided fringe! It really adds an fine touch to this already wonderful, delicate piece. These sunrise photos are breathtaking...There's just something about extra special about waking up and watching the world and day unfolding...Thanks so much for stopping by. We're just finished packing and ready to head Stateside--Can't wait. Up & out early tomorrow--5am!--to start the long journey. Until soon, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

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  22. Okay, you just have to stop knitting these things. Everything you make is so pretty I want to make one, too. Enough already!

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  23. Beautiful colour. Repetitive can be very soothing. The sunrise looks wonderful.

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  24. Lovely scarf and lovely setting. I too enjoy monotonous knitting and crocheting. Especially when the finished product is so incredible.

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~Tracy