Sunday, February 19, 2006

I want to keep my ISE scarf!

My Butterfly Beaded Scarf is done blocking and ready to be shipped to my International Scarf Exchange pal and I want to keep it!!! I am really pleased with the way it turned out. Blocking really does make a difference!

Statistics: 4 skeins or approximately 350 yards of alpaca / silk yarn (Queensland Collection Llama Seta 80% alpaca/ 20% silk) and 99 5mm rainbow beads. Pattern from Simple 1-2-3 Knitting Scarves available for purchase here for $3.99. This is the little booklet that was for sale in the grocery store a few months ago. I've now made two patterns from it.

Off she goes over the big blue ocean (hint hint.)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Knitting Olympics - The Torch is Lit

I understand the torch was lit at 2:00 pm today so I can legally cast on for the Knitting Olympics. Notice what I'm wearing. It's an official Olympic jacket given to my daughter a few years ago to inspire her gymnastics career (she quit a few months later!) The sweet donor is a friend of mine who made the 1980 Olympics team as a diver. Unfortunately, the U.S. decided to boycott and my friend never go to compete. What a waste!! I'm hoping she will transfer some of her spirit and perseverence via the Olympic jacket as I try to complete the baby hat and sweater set (along with finishing the scarf for the International Scarf Exchange!!) before the closing ceremonies.

Good luck to all 4000 Knitting Olympic competitors.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Our Newest Family Member

Take a look at our newest addition. She's an 8 week old chihuahua / terrier mix and she couldn't be cuter! She is a birthday present to my daughter who turns 15 today. No name yet but hopefully soon!