Thursday, June 07, 2007

Procrastination Project - Redux

TLC Essentials, "High Plains" Yarn

Remember when I posted about Procrastination Projects? Well, I'm back at 'em. I'm working on the second sleeve of my cranberry cardigan, adding squares to my multi-granny-ghan, whipping up ridgey rows on my crocheted Lizard Ridge afghan, working up squares for my Larger Than Life Bag, trying to finish another granny square bag, etc., etc. Most of these projects are getting large. Too large to cart around town. So, I like to have a smallish project to work on in my bag.


I've almost completed ANOTHER Sally Melville scarf. I saw this yarn at Joann's and the colors spoke to me. It's plain ol' TLC Essentials by Red Heart in the colorway called "High Plains." The darkest of the coral colors is the exact same as the lipstick I wear daily! Perfect!


Using acrylic for this pattern works out beautifully. In the instructions, Sally says to iron the finished scarf out really flat, stretching it as much as possible. This gives the scarf a beautiful drape. I've tried pressing scarves I've knit out of ribbon, wool and other fancy fibers, and they just bounce back. They are difficult to flatten with a regular steam iron. HOWEVER, acrylic yarn kinda' melts. It never comes back after flattening. TLC Essentials drapes perfectly.


Pre-Flattening

I haven't flattened this scarf yet. As soon as I'm done crocheting the picot border, I'll fire up the steam iron! Yes, I promise to work on my other larger projects as soon as I can stay home long enough to sit on the couch!

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6 Comments:

At 1:55 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen,

This is one of my favorite projects too. Sally Melville is a genius. I've made many of these scarves for gifts.

 
At 4:18 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh...by the way...the previous comment is from me...

Judy
Bakersfield

 
At 4:19 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful colors, Ellen. I must go to my Joann's and see if they carry this yarn.

Jacquie
Palm Springs

 
At 6:19 PM PDT, Blogger woolanthropy said...

Ellen, you are prolific!
Almost all my wips require ripping back. argh! Maybe I better get a granny on along.

 
At 9:25 PM PDT, Blogger Madge said...

Good luck overcoming your bout of PP!

Eek. Melting your scarf sounds scary. Hope you show a pic post-flattening; I'm curious to see the difference.

 
At 4:32 PM PDT, Blogger ladylinoleum said...

I love meltable fibers...

That colorway is just awesome!

 

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