The weather at my house has finally given me a break from shoveling. Mr. E and I also spent numerous days attacking ice dams: crowbars, ladders, stepstools, mallets were involved. My contribution was protecting windows from loosened icebergs plummeting from the roof. (There was also some husband protection involved, but he prefers I not describe that in public.) The icedams outside on the second floor roof by my study have finally melted. They had help. I opened the doublehung window at the top. I aimed a long screwdriver at the ice, and chipped away with a rubber mallet. I never came close to falling out the window, but I did hit my hand once with the mallet. No net damage to me. It is a wondrous thing to see the ice splinter and fall, crashing to the ground.
It is also a wondrous thing to switch from house protection mode, back to knitting.
The Isager scarf is an ingenious knit, probably related to the Wurm hat. The colors, and the reversibility drew me in.
Yarn: Isager 50% alpaca/50% wool (Alpaca 2), two skeins each of red(24) and orange (14), each held double, 270 yds/skein
Needle: Knitpicks Harmony, #6
Purchased: Stitches East, October 2010, from the Isager Santa Fe guys
Pattern: Purl Ridge scarf
Mods: None. Be prepared to weave in lots of ends. Each ridge represents a color change. When the ribs are spread, you can see the color changes. Very cool. (Or I might be easily amused.)