Better Late Than Never: Lacy Scarf

I finished the Lacy Scarf for Maya over the weekend.razz I started the project back in April and it sat there for a few months, but it’s finally finished and ready to be shipped to her for her birthday!

I’m thinking about making this for myself, maybe in a different color. I love how it fits around the neck. It’s not too heavy because it’s airy but it keeps the neck comfortably warm!  I’m glad Maya suggested to double the width from the original pattern.  I think I like this size much better than skinnier version.

Cooler weather and the urge to knit certainly go hand in hand. Now that the season has officially turned to fall, my love for knitting reignited in full force. I can’t stop thinking about what to knit next. My goal for the season is not to acquire any more new yarns and try to use up everything I already have. I have a few sock yarns that I purchased a while back so maybe it’s time to cast on my first sock soon.

Updated 12/26/12: Thanks, Maya, for sending me the picture! Here’s my BFF with the scarf! 🙂


Lacy Scarf

Maya came to LA to spend some time with me, Kevin, and our little Pon Pon this week. It was wonderful spending stress-free two days with my best friend. Since she’s originally from here, there was no need to take her out sightseeing or anything, so we ended up spending most of the time inside the apartment, talking, eating (a lot) and being absolutely lazy. Some may wonder why we wasted away the precious time doing nothing, but this is how we roll, and we won’t have it any other way!

The last time Maya and I hung out (not including the wedding) was back in March, when we spent a fun-filled week in NYC. While spending time in the Big Apple, she forgot to pack her scarf so she ended up wearing my green hand knit lace scarf.  She liked it so much that I agreed to make her one! She picked out her favorite yarn at Purl SoHo and I promised her to have it ready by fall.

Well, I wasn’t able to finish it by the time she visited this week, but I’m making progress! I’m almost finished and I’m hoping to have it ready for her for her birthday at the end of the month. I’m thankful that Portland remains cold a little longer than Los Angeles, so she’ll get to enjoy this cozy scarf around her neck for a good few months!

Project Note:

I’m hoping to post the picture of Maya sporting this scarf very soon! 🙂

Update (November 19, 2012): YAY, I’m done! Check out the final product here!