Funky Scarf Is Off To A New Home
Okay, she's finished and off to her new home, where it's nice and cold and she will (hopefully) be used often. This is the multidimensional scarf pattern, (which I have temporarily misplaced so I will have to post the source on my next posting). It was lots of fun to knit, feels like it goes quickly and makes a person (such as me) seem like a better knitter than she really is. The yarn is Trendsetter Tonalita knit on Clover bamboo straights, #10. I will definitely be knitting with this yarn again - it's yummy! Hope my pal thinks it's funky enough.
And because my pal loves autumn as much as I do, I sent along a few other goodies to help her celebrate fall, including some pumpkin peeps, sour apple candy corn and a Cherry Mash, which is a strange, yet tasty confection made locally - 2 bites are enough to get you all sugared up for the rest of the day! - also some cute party napkins, some Paton's soy/wool yarn with the multidimensional scarf pattern, and some beaded stitch markers (or 3 pairs of earrings if she prefers).
This was the first swap I've been involved in. I had so much fun, I can't wait to sign up for another knitting swap as soon as I can.
Meanwhile, I frogged the basketweave man-scarf because it was too wide, and because there was a weird knot in the yarn that I didn't think I would be able to weave in. So I have restarted it and have about 6 inches so far. That's the only project I am actively working right now, The grey urban camo is waiting for an order of more yarn to come in, since I foolishly didn't buy enough at the start. I am going to start on a scarf for one of my office staff which I will be making with a pretty handpainted lavender merino and I hope to decide on a pattern this weekend.
I will be at an OCD workshop this weekend in St. Louis, which will give me lots of knitting time, at least in the evening, since I am going to be all alone in a lovely hotel with a cushy king-sized bed, and nothing to do at night but watch movies, eat chocolate and knit - poor me LOL! Hopefully, I will find time to sneak off to the lys and buy a little souvenir for the stash while I'm there. After all, why would I travel all that way without having something soft and wooly to show for it?