Friday, January 09, 2009

No FO Friday Today

No FOs to show you today, however I do have several WIPs to prove that I actually do knit...

A belated Christmas gift in the works for a well deserving friend - who may or may not read the blog, so for those of you in-the-know, you can check the Ravelry project link here. As I'm knitting it with the custom dyed Sereknity yarn, I'm thinking perhaps I should have had Heather make the blue darker (more navy), but ah well... I'm hoping my friend will love them just the same!

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I'm doing the ISE 7 exchange and am very excited about where I get to send to this year! I'm tackling the very cool Reversible Cabled Brioche Stitch scarf for my pal and am really loving it (I had a family request for a "nice red scarf" for Christmas next year and am already thinking this is the pattern for her... now to find some luxurious red yarn). Since the theme of ISE7 is spring, I opted to use a cotton yarn and found some Classic Elite Yarns Provence in my stash that seemed fitting (I am making a big effort to knit from the stash in 2009!).

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I'll admit that I've ripped it out once... and cast off about 5" to use as a dust rag the second time.... The pattern isn't that difficult, but you need to pay attention to what you're doing because it is very difficult to tink back if you miss a stitch (or worse if you drop one!). Bringing said scarf to your other half's gig and working on it during soundcheck, while talking to 10 people, is not a good idea.... nor is working on it while paying more attention to what's on TV. With that in mind, I cast on my third Cross Stitch scarf, which is a very mindless scarf project for me...

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I had picked up a gorgeous skein of Seacoast Handpainted Llama/Wool in the Colorado colorway at the NH Sheep & Wool festival this year ... at a discount ... with no real intentions for it. On Sunday night it seemed like a good fit for one of my favorite go-to scarf patterns! This will most likely be a gift.

See.... she really does knit... she won't tell you just how many other WIPs she has going right now, but these are the latest to be cast on.

Now for some Friday Fill-Ins...

1. It's January; I wish I could hibernate til Spring.

2. A new mattress & a good night's sleep is what I crave most right now.

3. Cork and wine go together like a door to a yarn shop... you've got to open it to get in and get the good stuff.

4. A good glass of wine (without any cork) is so nourishing.

5. Let us dare to say that 2009 will be far better than 2008 was....

6. Will the fairies please come and clean my home.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching a new episode of Ghost Whisperer, tomorrow my plans include going to see the Bruins beat up on Carolina and Sunday, I want to hang out at home with the dogs... after all, we're supposed to get more snow Saturday evening into Sunday!

10 comments:

Channon said...

Yes, to match the colors you were going for, it should be closer to navy, but then it might look too close to black and yellow, so leave it alone! ;)

I still want to do a cross stitch scarf...

Sue said...

I like all the scarves, but I love the doggy project bags even more. How many do you have? I bought a couple on ebay a couple years back.

I need to try that cross stitch scarf too. Is it as thick as it looks?

Kathy R said...

I love that all your project bags have a dog theme!

AllyB said...

Hello! Stoppin in to let you know I'm lurking your blog. Nice knitting! XXX000

cre8tivkj said...

I love your answer to number 3! I am a yarny too :D

Tumblewords: said...

Good fill-ins! Love your projects - they stir me into thinking of a knit-fest!

GoldenTracks said...

love the WIP's. A brioche scarf is in my future. I'd like to do a cross stitch scarf but don't want to buy the book to get the pattern.
Doing an ISE sounds fun. I'd be interested in getting into a future one. Keep me in mind.
Seeing your bag sitting there reminds me, I have a big LLBean tote with a golden retriever and 'Sunny' embroidered on it. It was my dog show / training bag when I was showing Sunny. I should drag it out for knitting. Thanks for the light bulb moment

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the cross stitch scarf:)Hugs Darcy

smariek said...

I love your answer to #3, I could use #2 also, and I agree with #4.

When I'm knitting on something that I can't concentrate on while watching TV, I try to work on it while listening to an audio book. That way I can still kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

My FFI is here: http://smariek.blogspot.com/2009/01/ffi-106.html

Have a great weekend!

Bubblesknits said...

After those fairies get done with your house, will you send them to mine? lol I love the scarves you're working on.

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