3 Skeins of Noro Silk Garden Color #221, and 2 of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool Color #18. I'm not sure what I want to make with them. Maybe a hat and scarf and mittens. The Noro is worsted weight and the Silky Wool is DK, so I'm going to have to do some swatching and see what comes out. If I knit with 2 strands of DK weight together, does that come out the same as worsted weight? I guess we'll have to see. They've gone into the "nice yarns" box for now.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
The scarf was NOT finished by Christmas, but I decided not to stress about it. In fact, since my sister did not know that it was for her, I actually didn't even wrap it up, but continued to work on it while I was at my parents' house this weekend. On Christmas morning, when she opened her box, there was a small game and a ball of this yarn, and I explained that the scarf I'd been working on was for her and I'd mail it up when I finished it.
Speaking of Christmas, it was really good, but much too fast. I drove up to Indiana where my parents live after I got off work on Saturday. Normally the trip takes about four and a half to five hours, but I left at 3:30 and didn't arrive until 9:30 because there was a big accident on the highway. I got stuck in the traffic right after I passed an exit and TWO HOURS LATER, I reached the next exit, five miles down the road. TWO. HOURS. UGH! I think what was most exasperating was not knowing what was going on and why we were all parked on the highway. But since this is the middle of nowhere, Indiana, there's not exactly a need for local radio stations to have traffic reports every ten minutes. It was frustrating not being able to find one. I guess I'm turning into a big-city girl. Needless to say, I had a new "first" this weekend--knitting while sitting behind the wheel--on the interstate...(shh, don't tell the cops!)
My parents gave me a book called "Knit 2 Together" but that was the only knitting-related gift I received. My brother and my sister gave me some DVD's, and that was about it. I'm not usually a big movie watcher, but I didn't ask for anything or drop any hints, and they didn't know what else to get for me.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
I finished my brother's Christmas present on Friday night. It's pretty and feels soft to my fingers, but it's kind of itchy when I try it on my neck, so I'm not sure how he'll like it. It softened up some when I washed it, so hopefully it will contintue to soften the more it's washed and worn.