Posted by Nina on Dec 18, 2010
When I was dating my husband he went to Minsk to visit his family.. and while he was gone I went shopping at a local yarn store and by chance I looked over and saw a magazine that said “Russian Lace” and I ran over and bought it and the yarn to make the beautiful scarf/stole..
You might remember that this scarf came up missing and I had decided to start over.. well low and behold, it is finally finished! It is breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, and so very soft! It is everything I had hoped it would be and more! It just might be the most beautiful thing I have ever knit.
For a while now everyone was telling me that I should get a hot water bottle to keep myself warm during the winter… so I finally did! I designed this really adorable cozy for it out of some red acrylic yarn.
I love how the heart cables are off set by the cute little heart pull ties. It helps keep the water inside warm and hopefully will keep me from getting burned if left on a spot for long periods of time. I would recommend using acrylic over wool for this type of thing because if you use it while you’re ill you might find you need to toss it into the washing machine from time to time.
I’ve been a Twinkie Chan fan for a little while now and I eagerly pre-ordered her book especially for this scarf! When it came I cast on right away and finished the scarf in just a couple days! I had 2 shades of red acrylic and this Red Heart Baby Cloud yarn on hand and decided on a whim after a few stressful days to just hook it! I love this thing to pieces! I wear it almost every day! The sprinkles are silver lined rainbow seed beads.
Then I whipped up some mini socks for these cute little sock blocker key-chains. I used some left over sock yarn bits and some worsted rainbow yarn I had in stash. Aren’t they cute?!
I’ve spun these 2 rovings into a regular 2ply with plans to cable ply them together… I got some amazing yardage out of the darker skein.. my best yardage to date! I really love the color from these skeins!
However, when I cable plied them… I ended up with this yarn. It’s around worsted weight and while it’s pretty… I think I much prefer the 2 skeins alone rather than plied together. I plan to untwist and keep them as 2 separate yarns.. but I learned a lot while making it so I am happy I took the time to do it!