"properly practiced, knitting soothes
and it doesn't
hurt the untroubled spirit either."
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Dude Looks Like A Lady
Well...maybe not, but he is modeling an awfully girlie scarf here.
[Er, never mind my messy, messy apartment in these pics; I don't know what happened! It was clean when I took the photo...it must be those nasty photo development fairies at Walgreens!]
It also makes a nice Rambo-style bandanna, apparently.
Props to The Boy for being willing to let me take his picture showing off this lovely pink fuzzy scarf made for a girlfriend of mine (and just about ready to go out in the mail with the umbilical hat I made for her little boy, Ian).
FYI, in case you're interested, the scarf is made with KFI's Cashmereno #3 (mmmm, yummy yarn to work with, so soooooffffft): 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere. I thought that the scarf needed a little oomph to jazz it up in the stitch I wanted to use (waffle), so I added in a skein of Lion Brand Fun Fur Prints in Confetti 206 from my stash (bought for a little kid hat that never came to be).
Oh, and Debi is back on the needles. I scoured my knit books and my three knitting magazines last night, and decided to use the openwork Chevrons & Eyelet stitch from the Ultimate Vogue Knitting book. By the time Debi was frogged (took awhile so as not to destroy either yarn, and the Colorlash is prone to leeeetle knots), and the stitch was selected, I only had time to knit one pattern repeat of the stitch (8 rows), but I already have one set of eyelet-y chevrons to enjoy. Very light and lacy; a much better choice for this yarn, I think.
And as a side note, I found a yarn that Max will eat: the Colorlash. He was hanging out with me while I was knitting in the bedroom so that The Boy could study uninterrupted in the living room (oh the joys of small apartment life) and suddenly I was having trouble unwinding the yarn. I looked over the edge of the bed, and there was His Furriness, trying to stuff as much Colorlash in his mouth as possible before getting caught. I managed to get it away from him, and escorted him out of the bedroom before assessing the damage. Nothing visible, just a section generously coated in kitty saliva. Good thing this scarf is for me, I guess. Eucalan, here we come!