Finished Purple Ribbed Scarf

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
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Purple Ribbed Scarf

Purple Ribbed Scarf, started 4 years ago, finished 4 years ago
Pattern: K2P2 ribbing, fringe

I gave this purple scarf and the ruffly pink scarf seen previously to the twins this Christmas. I didn’t pay attention to which of them picked which scarf, but I’m fairly sure this is Kelly. I tell them apart by the timbre of their voices and the way they move, which unfortunately doesn’t help in a photo. One of them has a scar on her cheek but I can’t remember which!

This is a very basic K2P2 ribbed scarf. I knit two sorts of yarn together, one of them was a thick and thin jobbie by Bernat, I believe, and the other was a variegated baby yarn by who knows. It was hard to give this away; so pretty! I actually knit this 4 years ago and couldn’t part with it. I’m going to knit an update, I think.

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
Brown sugar

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.

No sleep till Pumpkin

Saturday, November 18th, 2006
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Multidirectional Scarf

Multidirectional Scarf, started November 13th, 2006, finished November 15th, 2006
Pattern: Multidirectional Scarf
Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky in High Plains
Needles: 6.5 mm circs
Dimensions: I decided to keep knitting and eventually stop when I hit the end of the ball, so it’s actually a bit small. I like it, though; it just the right size for a stylish jacket scarf.
Pattern Notes: I followed the directions in all respects except that I didn’t have the pattern with me when I had to finish it off, so I made up something that ended up being fairly similar to the instructions. Once it got to the halfway point of the last triangle, I started K2TOGing on the first two stitches and then finished off with a k3tog and a bunch of hairbraininess at the end.
Would I knit it again? This is the fastest scarf I’ve ever knit, I believe. Possibly because it’s the first scarf I continentalled. I’m getting fairly confident with it, so fairly soon I believe I will start purling! Gasp! This is a great pattern to knit for a boy, especially with rugged yarn such as the Shetland Chunky. So if I have to knit another quick scarf, I’d do it again. I’d buy two balls next time, though.

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Finished PIP Scarf!

Monday, November 13th, 2006
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Yay! My second pledge for the Pretty in Pink Contest is finished. I can’t enter this contest because I’m running it, but you can! And will. Right? I’m extending the deadline until the end of November, so that you, like the wonderful batman here and the Montaguedinal Arlette there (entries 14 and 15!) can enter for delicious sock yarn prizes. Don’t you love sock yarn? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Pretty in Pink Scarf

Pretty in Pink Scarf, started November 4th, 2006, finished November 11th, 2006
Pattern: Standard Ribbed Scarf
Yarn: I lost the ball band for this one. I bought it a few years ago and loved the colourway, but I’m not a variegated scarf kinda person so it sat around until a week ago. UPDATE: I found the yarn! It’s Bernat Softee Chunky in Country.
Needles: 5.0 mm straights
Dimensions: 8 inches wide and as long as I could get out of the ball.