Thursday, December 10, 2009
scarf progress -- on hold
that's how the XOXO cabled scarf is turning out ... much better than the previous version. i decided to combine elements of 2 different patterns to get the effect i wanted. but as much fun as this pattern is, i need to put it on hold for 2 reasons.
1. there's still quite a bit of holiday-related knitting to work on (dishcloths, socks). but more importantly:
2. I NEED THRUMMED MITTENS.
folks, the temp right now is about 19F with a high of 21F and it is very windy ... yesterday i think we had winds up to 60mph. a few weeks ago i knitted myself a pair of regular mittens and generally they are fine ... except when it's this cold and this windy. so this morning i pawed through my stash to find some wool yarn and roving that i can use and decided on noro kureyon and the roving is not merino, maybe it's shetland, i don't remember. and i don't really care, so long as i end up with some mittens that will keep my fingers warm. perhaps if i'd knitted my mittens at a tighter gauge, and if they were more than 50% wool they'd be better. they will do for now since it's all i have but i need something warmer. PDQ.
and i also need to go get lunch before my 1:30pm meeting. ciao for now. stay warm!!!
Posted at 12:24 PM