Friday, February 24, 2006

I did it!!!

I finally finished the Olympic scarf!! Yeah! I was seriously doubting that I would for a while there. At this point, I think I've decided not to block it for now. Maybe I'll change my mind later, but for right now, I rather like the close, snuggly look. It actually is the same scarf in the pictures...I have no idea why it shows up purple on my table. If you look closely at the dapper fella in the fedora over my right shoulder, you'll see that he is an actual, honest-to-God Guy Noir bobblehead. Seriously. My parents gave him to my husband for Christmas a few years ago. I have a weird family. And yes, I desperately need some sun. Flash doesn't help, either.

At any rate, I'm really pleased to have finally finished this thing. Now I can devote my knitting time to finishing the felted bag for my mom (still have to finish knitting the endless strap, and then felt the thing & sew it together), and also start my latest project, the Ben & Jerry's pint cozy in Cascade Fixation. I'd originally planned to make this just for myself, but then my mom got wind of the idea and warmed up to it quickly (after first laughing at me for making such a goofy item). Now I get to make two. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. The husband so generously even cleaned out a pint for me to block it on. Isn't he so sweet & selfless?

In other happy yarny news, I finally got the yarn swift in from JoAnns the other day. Perfect timing, too, since I can now start all sorts of new projects that need to be wound into gorgeous little yarny cakes. I also received the 1942 knitting book, which is all kinds of cool in that not only is it in surprisingly good condition, but it's also pretty darn well-written, and looks like it will really be a useful resource, in addition to the coolness factor. Yay! And, as if that weren't cool enough, the Knit Picks order finally came in!!! It's largely Wool of the Andes, and a large portion of that belongs to dh's huge boring cabled sweater (in black & dark grey, natch), but still! There's several skeins of really cool sock yarn, and a handy pile of dpns to add to the fun. Yay! Of course, looking at the photo now, everything looks really's not ALL dark yarn, it's just a crappy picture. Sorry, y'all. I can't wait to get my paws into all of it, though, and start five million projects. Never enough time, I tell ya...

C is for Chicken Car and Cat-in-the-Box

Now here's a vehicle you won't see cruising with the low-riders. The Chicken Car was featured in a bizarre documentary I watched this morning called The Natural History of the Chicken. You gotta wonder how that's street legal. And yes, I photographed my tv on pause.

Cat-in-the-Box is a favorite game of Crazy Kitty's, and while it does make for great entertainment, it also makes packing anything really difficult. Note the yarn in the background. Ain't life grand?


Annie said...

Great scarf! Congratulations. And cute cat.

may said...

congrats on finishing!!

mm all that yarn...lucky u! :D

Jenna said...

WOW! That is quite a Knitpicks haul! You've definitely put me to shame - although I have an afghan in Merino Style on the to-do list, so that order might rival yours :)

KlutzyJenn said...

Your scarf looks excellent. Love the color. Congrats!! Cute cat too in the box. What's with cat's and yarn anyways?? My moms cat always gets on top of her yarn hank and kneads the yarn to death. Crazy cats... crazy knitting!!

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