I would like to apologize to my non-knitting readers….I’ve become a bit obsessed with knitting you see and it seems to be the only thing I now want to write about. Or perhaps it is just the most interesting thing going on in my life lol!! You don’t want to read about crappy banking, do you?! Well….maybe some of you would prefer that to knitting, though I certainly don’t! As a random aside……..I’ll just say that eHarmony rocks the cat’s ass and leave it at that lol! On to some knitting updates! Oh, and please ignore the faux wood grain all the yarn pr0n is laying on…..I took the pics on the lunch room table at work as it has the best lighting there lol!

Ms. Gilly Bean is now the proud owner of a feather and fan patterned scarf. Hooray! The pictures don’t do the yarn justice; the colours are much more vibrant and the scarf is so soft after steam ironing! I am so pleased with how it turned out and it couldn’t go to a more deserving chica! She made me a lovely tote bag, a mixed CD, and a flax seed and lavender (one of my favourite scents) eye mask. She rocks!

Gilly’s Scarf

I have also made some progress on a couple of other scarves including the bias made with the Fiesta Ballet (this yarn is so amazing):

Bias Scarf

And the one that will be felted made with the Koigu KFM ( I love the green and orange coming out of the pink and purple colourways):

Felted Scarf

Also, Ms. Shells and I have the clap! We are working on the clapotis scarf pattern together…..but she is way ahead of me!!

Sav’s Clapotis

Yep, that’s right, I haven’t even started yet lol!

Finally, I have a treat for myself coming!! I have entirely fallen in love with the Central Park Hoodie and I bought the pattern and some lovely yarn from Knitpicks! I chose an alpaca and silk blend in the “grass” colourway. The yarn should be here in the next week or two and I am so excited. I thoroughly expect to need coaching from the ever vivacious Ms. Shells, my official knitting instructor, as this patterns appears to be muy complicated! I can’t wait!!


~ by savasana on December 19, 2007.

10 Responses to “Updates!”

  1. *Shells giggles at Sav’s clap.

    You know, you could have cast on 2 stitches and called it started! LOL.

    Bias scarf looks fantastic, I knew you could handle that pattern no problem, and I bet Gilly Bean sits at home now petting her pretty feather and fan scarf, it is fantastic! 🙂

    I really should be doing the central part hoodie with you, so that it is easier for me to provide instruction. but I can’t, I am on a yarn diet 😉 I’ll have to see what I can come up with.

  2. It is truly amazing how much things can change in just a few hours! I’m so excited you are doing the hoodie with me!! We shall have to wear our claps and our hoodies out somewhere…..and ignore the weird stares entirely!

  3. Your clap and hoodie may match, mine will be like oil and vinegar. I’ll just wear my hoodie and stand by Nick in his matching scarf 🙂

  4. Sounds like a plan stan lol! You know he will insist on standing in the middle though ROFL!!!

  5. He can insist all he wants, we know who really runs the show….

  6. My grandmother taught me how to knit, many decades ago (well, two and a bit decades ago). She justified this by saying that knitting was invented by fishermen – it’s how they made their nets.

    I’ve forgotten all but a few bits of terminology – knit, pearl, stitch(?), drop (?).

  7. Well that means it would be easy for you to pick up again! It would be great for traveling with all the busing, trains and planes!

  8. I don’t need more people laughing at me. :p

  9. Oh but that is what the pointy ends of the needles are for…..the people who laugh!!

  10. Always knit with double points….at least that way you have a clean end after poking someone who has unwisely chosen to laugh at you.

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