Finished DNA Scarf for Cynthia

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
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DNA Scarf for Cynthia

DNA Scarf for Cynthia, started September 28th, 2006, finished November 20th, 2006, blocked December 23rd, 2006, gifted December 27th, 2006
Pattern: Dr. Montville’s Double Helix Seaman Scarf
Yarn: Red shetland wool ripped from a sweater
Needles: 4mm circulars
Dimensions: HUUUUUGE!
Pattern Notes: I got bored near the end and couldn’t bring myself to knit 4 more repeats, so I settled for a keyhole pattern and only 1 1/2 repeats. I think it looks pretty snazzy. I put the keyhole in diagonally and then crocheted around the hole to make it a bit flatter. It didn’t come out exactly as I liked, but it’s not bad.
Would I knit it again? Now that I have the hang of the pattern, I might. It was pretty hairy for a while, though. Maybe I’d knit it into a shirt or something. No more scarves! I need to go on a scarf diet.

Happy News!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
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Do Not Touch Buns

Pretty In Pink Progress ThermometerIt’s the 16th entry into the Pretty in Pink Contest! Monica has knit a hat to go into the hat box at her local hospital’s oncology center. Her hat is part superwash wool, part sock yarn, which makes me think that maybe all the wool I have in my stash could be used for this purpose instead of being forever hidden from the heads of cancer patients. I’m so afraid of making a hat that’s too scratchy… Maybe I’ll just buy some Rowan Calmer instead and play it safe. Only a week until the end of the contest! I think maybe 50 was too ambitious a goal, so I’ll be happy if we hit 20. Let’s go for 20! I have a week to knit a hat, maybe two, that means I need another two or three entries from you darlings and we’ll hit our (new) mark!

On a side note, do you notice anything that’s disappeared from the sidebar? I finished my aunt’s DNA scarf last night while watching Letterman! (I don’t usually watch, but I only get CBS and CBC and I wanted to cast off last night so I stayed up for about an hour longer than I usually do.) That’s right, my scarf and Kramer’s career, both finished at approximately the same time. It still needs to have some ends woven in and I put in a keyhole that I should reinforce with a bit of crochet, and then it needs to be blocked… Ok, so maybe my scarf won’t be finished for another week or so, depending on whether I’m EVER going to find something to use for a blocking board. We shall see. As soon as it’s reborn as an FO, my cherished knititionnaires, my beloved proletariknit, my precious digknitaries, you will be the first thing it sees.

On a side side note, my breakfast this morning was cinnamon toast. Here is my recipe for cinnamon toast:

Eve’s Delicious Low-Calorie Cinnamon Toast

2 slices of lightly-toasted bread
Butter
Brown sugar
Cinnamon

Spread butter onto the toast. If it’s too cold because you live in Canada or somewhere equally chilly, put it in the microwave on defrost for a few minutes. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the toast. Sprinkle the cinnamon on the toast. Put into the toaster oven for a few minutes. Pull it out of the toaster and arrange on a decorative plate. Munch.

Serves 1.

Owie owie owie

Monday, November 6th, 2006
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I was biking this morning, tried to take a too-steep turn and wiped out right in front of my house. The worst part about wiping out is the bruises afterwards, but second place is having say, “don’t worry, I’m okay, it’s alright” to approximately 500 concerned gentlemen. That’s a bit of a stretch, there were only 2 this time, but it was still embarrassing.

DNA Scarf WIP

I wrote my GRE this weekend (690 verbal, 790 quantitative!) and I’ve had a bazillion things to do so I haven’t been blogging much, but I did get some knitting done. I’m halfway into my sixth repeat on the DNA Scarf for my aunt. It’s looking pretty nifty, but I am SO ready for a different project. I want to start working on a stuffed dinosaur dragon for my other aunt, so if anyone knows of any good knit or crochet dinosaur patterns, post a link in the comments! I’ve got a couple links of my own, so I’ll put those up tomorrow along with your suggestions.

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