Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Backyard Leaves, Ready to Finish

Post 4 of 5 for the Backyard Leaves Scarf Contest.
Leave a comment on this post within seven days of post date and you will be entered into a drawing for the completed scarf.

Complete list of rules and procedures is here. (No reason to read them unless you are interested.)

The pattern is Backyard Leaves from Scarf Style, designed by Annie Modesitt.

The yarn is Andean Silk from Knitpicks, color Lettuce.

Previous Backyard Leaves posts:

Half of Backyard Leaves Scarf with knitting completedThe two halves of the scarf are knit and I'm ready to sew it together, weave in the ends, wash and block it, and pack it up for the contest winner.

The top of the picture is the end that gets sewn to the other half of the scarf. The bottom end is a beautiful way to end the two leaves.

The scarf ends are not shown in the pattern book and I can't imagine why not. The way the scarf ends is one of the outstanding features of the pattern.

Detail on end of Backyard Leaves ScarfHere's some detail of the scarf end.

The ingenious slip stitch edging goes all the way to the two leaf tips where it ends with a slip 2 as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over.

There will be one more contest post at the end of this week when the scarf is totally complete. Contest entry comments can collect while I'm on a wonderful trip to Idaho May 3 - May 10. (There's still a 7 day cutoff)

As soon as I recover from the trip home, I'll have Bob do the drawing and post the winner of the scarf. Estimated date to declare winner is May 11.

This contest has been fun for me. I've enjoyed getting the comments and visiting new blogs from the comment links. I've also enjoyed the knitting, knowing that this scarf will go to some unknown visitor to Stitches of Violet.

For those who need a comment prompt, here's a question: It is interesting and unexpected that only approximately 5% of Stitches of Violet visitors leave a comment to enter the contest. Any thoughts on why the number is so low?

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