November 29, 2004
Thanksgiving's over. Let's move on. Please.
It's not that I hate the holidays per se, but I don't really see why singling out a special day for thanking those you love is necessary. Don't you do that every day? I try to. I try very hard. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't, but I like to think I don't need a day to remember. Same goes for Valentine's. I don't even like turkey.
I did get some knitting done even though the beloved children keep me very busy. They're definitely the goofiest, craziest, most wonderful people I know. There is almost no greater pleasure in my life than being their aunt. Sometimes, I miss them so much it hurts. Okay, okay. I almost made myself cry.
Back to knitting - this is the progress I've made so far on the Geometric Scarf:
I'm not sure about the yarn - it splits, but it is very, very soft. The scarf will have to be blocked well though.
And since these days finishing one project means starting 18 more, I bought a couple of pattern books. Samara, my baby sister (12 years my junior), was in for the holiday from Michigan with her man Ted. I picked up the Rowan Vintage Style book and Magazine 36 at Ewe and I. (First time I've ever been able to find what I needed there.)
I also bought a ball of Kid Silk Haze #598 (Toffee). I'm going to make the Brie gloves in the magazine for Samara. They'll go perfect with the "vintage" (read Salvation Army) coat Ted bought her. We also decided on Laurent, from the Vintage Style book, for her birthday present in March. Should be a good project for me since I've never done intarsia. I so want to learn.
My sister and I both enjoyed perusing the Rowan books - so much so I'm considering joining the Rowan club. Could be a nice birthday gift to myself.
Progress has also been made on G's Vest. Not enough, but progress still.
cara the geometric scarf is gorgeous! I have really fallen in love with blues since I started knitting and I love the pattern.
Posted by: Jo at November 29, 2004 05:41 PM
love the scarf...the rowan club is great, definitely worth the price of memebrship -- magazines, yarn, nice free pattern archive, etc.
Posted by: mrspilkington at November 29, 2004 05:54 PM
that geometric scarf is intriguing.
if you don't mind my asking, is that a design of yours?
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