Wednesday, February 04, 2009

This and That

Do I still have a blog? Why do I still have a blog? On the other hand, Ravelry gives me no place to ask deep searching questions like that, so I guess I will ask them here. (And what about Naomi? Does anyone else remember Love of Chair?*)

So. To business.  I have been knitting – it's serious keep-warm-knit-and-watch-tv weather here in Rochester – but going out of my mind with boredom with my cabled cardigan.  Maybe I need to learn to cable without a cable needle.  Anyway, I polished off this Noro stripe scarf, which I love, though it might not have been my first choice in colors.  (I made it with my Fetching leftovers.) I flirted with the idea of giving it away, but couldn't do it.  Given how many knitters have made this scarf, I'm amazed that I don't run into people wearing it at the grocery store. What everyone says is true: it is lots of fun to knit and watch the colors change.  I can almost imagine knitting a scarf like this forever.  As opposed to my cables, which just feel like I'm knitting them forever.)

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 205 and 201 
Needles: US 7s

And then Auden told me she wanted a hat, so I made one for her and Rose:

It's a lovely pattern, easy to whip off in a night.  I downsized for Rose by using fingering weight yarn.

Auden's hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted, Bachelors Button, less than one skein (I ran out before the edge but I had less than a skein to start with.  I think one skein would be enough.) Edged with Dalegarn Stork held double
Size: small
Needles: US6

Rose's hat
Yarn: Dalegarn Stork, blue and green.  Not very much.
Size: large, but I think the small would have fit better.
Needles US2

Speaking of Auden, she has her own Ravelry account now, which I hope I don't regret at some point in the future.  She only has one project (see below) but she would be most pleased if you visited and gave her some hearts or comments. Her Ravelry name is: Fairyflower  (Why? Because she's six.)

She has a short attention span; after asking me each day if her invitation had come, she lost interest almost as soon as I'd logged her on. Much like the sweater she's knitting for Rose, which has stalled after one row. But never mind. Maybe Ravelry will motivate her to knit more. (Or maybe to spend more time on line ... hmmm.)

Back to the salt mines cables. Stay warm, everyone ... spring will come someday!

* I just learned from Wikipedia that the mysterious Naomi of "Love of Chair" was Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal's mother!  Now if that isn't excellent useless trivia, I don't know what is.  I also learned how to spell Gyllenhaal.  What about all those a's?


kathy in juneau said...

I *LOVE* when you post! Except now it makes me want to resurrect my poor neglected blog. Why didn't I post more when I had the time?

tiennie said...

Those are great projects! I love Ravelry but it doesn't leave room for just chitchatting about life beyond the knitting.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Hey there: what Kathy said! (and , also, why doesn't Kathy blog more?). What a satisfying post. FOs, the striped scarves I never get tired of looking at, a hat I've had in my queue since before there was a ravelry queue- love it with contrasting edge- and educational TV/celebrity trivia. Blog again soon!