Tuesday, November 03, 2009

infinity


Do you have anything in your wardrobe with infinite possibilities? This cashmere scarf has been calling out to me. I am off to look for a soft scrumptious Cashmere yarn like this from
here.
Lobster Pot Cashmere Yarn from purl soho,
Lobster Pot cashmere in a lovely wintry white
It would be my modern day "ruff"
Knitting with my circular needles which I refer to as "idiot's delight." A soft cozy scarf, no ends, just a loose circle to slip on and go places. Infinity and beyond. Do you have an infinity scarf?

31 comments:

Simply Mel said...

I just took knitting back up again, so I have to work my way up to the circular needles. After this post, I hope to be there soon because the infinite scarf is calling my name!

Frau said...

Yes I have one and I love it! I want one in every color!

Starr said...

Purl Soho. What a terrific shop. They were so patient with my dear friend & my then-four year old as they were the "kids let loose in the [eye] candy shop."

Jeanne said...

You lucky thing! I love them, the longer the better so you can twist and turn to either pull up and use as a combo hat/scarf..think Audrey Hepburn or just worn loosely with a really fun pin to pull it together. I also have one in a really light possum fur, a popular choice in New Zealand. I love the fact that you are making it!

Greet said...

Yes I have an infinity scarf and I use the scarf a lot! I would have some more in other colours! No it is a black one and matches with a lot of colours.

Greet

pve design said...

Mel-
please do not shy away from circulars!
I love working with them, and your little gal will love hats and knitting too -
pve

Frau-
I spotted a lovely purple yarn which I am thinking about too.
pve

Starr-
Oh, when were you there?
I am so close to the city!
Any chance to go to Purl, I am in!
pve

Jeanne-
I am going to look for a furry yarn now!
pve

Greet-
I love black - however gray is gaining on me...
that said, a pop of color is like a rare gem!
pve

Purple Flowers said...

Yes, and it's raspberry in color. It pops with all basic colors.
I also like a lighter weight scarf to wear inside my jacket or coat. It's a sophisticated look. Think Kathryn Hepburn.
I think a scarf is a very fun item to wear; so many options.

Marnie said...

i keep hearing about the infinity scarf - and lobster pot is my absolute favorite - I have 2 neck warmers made from lobster pot and wear them all winter long - both indoors and outdoors

Debra said...

I love them. Oprah just showed these on her show yesterday. I think I may try crocheting one. If I come to the city can we go yarn shopping? I love that the name of the yarn shop is Lobster Pot!

Debra said...

Apologies! With less than a cup of coffee-I read it incorrectly. The YARN is called Lobster Pot not the shop!!! I thought that was a funny little name for a yarn shop!

elizabeth said...

You're lucky you can knit. It's the one thing I tried an failed miserably at. I just couldn't keep the tension even. That's probably why I'm a better cook than I am a baker. I don't have to be precise..

I too love the cashmere scarfs and wear them often.

Karena said...

I wish I could knit, as, no I do not have an infinity scarf, and how perfect for this weather!

pavlova said...

Oh what a terrific idea --- I would love to make one for me and a few for gifts!! If I can knit, do you think I can tackle the circulars??? Do you have a pattern or just keep knitting until done? I also like Debra's idea of trying a crocheted one. Of course the cashmere is what makes these ever so dreamy!
~ Michelle

a said...

I found a pattern on Purl Soho's blog last year and my mother made one for everyone in cashmere. They are the best!

Pigtown-Design said...

I am totally going to need to try this! Heading to NYC next week, so a stop at Purl Soho may be in order.

As for circulars, USE THEM! It's soooo simple. I use mine for everything, including straight knitting. I have the kit with the interchangable tips and it's awesome!

Liz said...

Oh gosh. That is fantastic. I want one!

pavlova said...

Thanks "a" -- I think I found the pattern you referenced. And, thanks Meg for the encouragement that I can conquer the circular needles.
~ Michelle

Elise said...

it looks so gorgeous I could just dive straight in !

vicki archer said...

No, but I would love one too, xv.

The 5 Bickies said...

I don't have an infinity scarf but you are convincing me that I need one out of cashmere - so yummy!

Do you get the Boden catalog? I received mine yesterday and they had illustrations in the beginning showing outfits. My first thought...they should meet PVE and have her do their illustrations! Yours are much more appealing.

Kwana said...

I'm crazy for it. I want one so bad now.

Joyce said...

Very nice. I have one and love it. xoxo

VictoriaArt said...

Lovely, would so wrap myself in a little bit of cashmere! Since I do not have one...
I might have to try my rusty knitting knowledge...
There must be the Idiot's guide to knitting somewhere...

Dumbwit Tellher said...

This is the first I've heard of the infinity scarf. I use to love to knit, maybe it's about time I learn to knit my own. Great inspiration PVE xx

Tara said...

Patricia

Love the scarf. Went into Manhattan to visit my son at FIT and happened upon the 8th Ave steet fair...they had gorgeous chashmere scarves like these for a fraction and I bought 5 in a variety of colors--they go with everything!

Nadine @ BDG said...

Burberry had an amazing one-- not sure I'm up for the investment but might be just the thing with my red wellies. Great idea to showcase this nifty fashion accessory!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you just love those circular needles?? I am knitting cowls like crazy. So soft, so gorgeous! So much fun. Have you seen The Loopy Ewe's website?? You'll lose your mind!

pve design said...

Pamela,
Oh I shall take a gander - love to see your scarves.
pve

Kelsey B. said...

I LOVE this! My mother knits all the time, lucky me. She taught me how, now I just need to find time to do it! :)

pve design said...

Kelsey,
Making time to knit works better than finding time.
Schedule 15 minutes a day.
See you on the 6th?
pve

paula said...

I so wish i could knit. This would make such a perfect winter staple.