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Bejeweled Blue Hostas


Hostas have always been an Artisan family favorite in the garden. At home in the ‘Ville, the eastern exterior wall of the house is planted with hostas of assorted colors and sizes. Included in the collection are hostas from my grandparent’s home in Ohio (circa 1985), hostas from previous homes, hostas “rescued” from the houses that were torn down for the Atlanta airport expansion, and hostas from Miss Butterfly’s house here in Chicago.

Last year I stumbled across Jessie’s beautiful handpainted yarns. When I saw the skein called “Blue Hostas” I immediately snapped it up. When the yarn arrived I wound it into a ball but didn’t know what I would knit it into – throughout last year, everytime I would be in the yarn stash & come across this yarn I would have to “stop & stare” at the beautiful colors. New Year’s Eve weekend I cast on for the perfect project with this yarn: Bejeweled.

I love this scarf! The pattern was well written & I love how the lace knit up – it was a very easy pattern to memorize & progressed quickly. I finished the scarf in under a week. Once I was done, I gave it a dip in the SOAK from Scout’s Swag & then pinned it on the living room rug to open up the lace pattern.

Thanks Shobhana for sharing this great pattern! Thanks Lolly for organizing the KAL! I will definitely be knitting this pattern again – in fact, I’ve already started on 2 new projects based on this pattern (at opposite ends of the yarn scale).

(P.S. #1 The pictures don’t do the yarn & scarf justice – but the lack of decent daylight recently has made it difficult to capture the true beauty of the finished product.)

(P.S. #2 These aren’t pictures from our hostas – as I was pulling together this post I realized that I didn’t have any pictures. Click on each hosta mosaic for more details on the source Flickr pictures.)

12 Comments

  1. Whoops, I commented on the wrong post!

  2. I love hostas too. The scarf looks beautiful, I wish my monitors color was better, I suspect it doesn’t do the colors justice.

    I am also curious about Soak. How do you like it and what fragrance are you using?

  3. It came out really great!!! Now I see why this one is for YOU. 🙂

  4. Don’t you love it when the perfect yarn and the perfect pattern come together like that? Enjoy!

  5. Beautiful, Amy! What inspiring hostas, too. They remind me of days gone by, when we had all sorts of hostas in the garden.

  6. I love the hosta pictures! So lovely. I really like hostas too. I don’t have any – perhaps I can get some this spring.

    Your Bejeweled is fantastic! I put it on today’s post! The yarn you used is so pretty! Yea!

  7. I can’t think of hostas now without thinking of ‘Get Fuzzy.’ Do you read that comic? If not, you have to go check this one out:

    http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/archive/getfuzzy-20061224.html

    SO funny.

    I love your scarf too, by the way. It’s such a beautiful color (and if those blues aren’t really doing it justice it must just be gorgeous in real light).

  8. Hostas are so pretty! Every time I see a picture of one I think that I need to get one. Maybe this spring. Lovely scarf!

  9. that scarf is so pretty! and i’m excited to find out you’re going to make it to 100 miles, too 🙂 i think i’ll use knitty’s pattern “kureyon kozy” for my little teapot, though I have a different yarn in mind (and in the stash). i’ll be posting pictures soon…

  10. Hi Amy! I’m de-lurking. 🙂 I like hostas, too … I keep thinking we’ll get some for our place, but I’ve been slow to get to it. I like the scarf!

  11. Beautiful hostas. They have such depth and range of color. I see Bejeweled isn’t just a game. Lovely scarf.

  12. Your bejeweled is simply lovely. It looks much more lacey and airy than mine did. I want to do one in finer yarn next time.

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