As a former Engineering student, I came across Nikola Tesla often in my studies. I’ve also run across him in fiction (it is rumoured that H.P. Lovecraft’s Nyarlathotep is based on Tesla), on TV (I love Murdoch Mysteries), and in video games. Never did I think, though, that I would knit Tesla. But I did, out of lovely Silk Seacell yarn from Dye-Versions.
(Oh, what an unflattering, headless picture! Can you believe I actually posted it. And you can even enbiggen it by clicking on it. The humanity! And what a bad sunburn too. Yikes.)
Tesla is a reversible lace scarf from the Summer 2009 issue of Knotions. You can find the pattern here. It is lovely, with a beaded cast-on edge and a diagonal ruffle along the cast off edge. The yarn I picked is soft and was a pleasure to work with.
The problem? Well, first, green is not my colour at all. Second, I hate skinny scarfs. I hate anything around my neck, including turtle necks. In the winter, when our frigid weather demands scarfs, I always wear them very loosely. Skinny scarfs, by their nature and by fashion, are worn tight around the neck. After wearing this for two minutes, I knew I would never wear it again. What a big fail.
Goodness knows what I’m going to do with this. At least I have enough yarn left to knit a lacy, non-skinny scarf that I will wear. I’ve already got some possibilities lined up, but I think I will leave the yarn to mellow in my stash for a little while and work on other things.
These, however, I did not fail with. They are four simple dish cloths from Kris Knit’s Autumn/Thanksgiving Dish Cloth set. They were knit with Lily Sugar n’ Cream in Jute and Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Terra Firma. They are small (29 stitches wide) and knit tightly with a 3.5mm needle, and I like them much better than the large dish cloths I’ve done with more stitches across and large needles.
Now I’m working on a Christmas gift, and thinking about which pair of socks to knit next. Maybe these Mermaid Socks. (Ravelry link)