Monday, December 19, 2005

And by "tonight," you meant...

So I mentioned several days ago now some knitting updates. And then I didn't really come through with that. Knitting news tonight? Try knitting news in several days because I am a Liar, Liar Pants on Fire. My only excuse is that I am in the midst of finals...but the last one is tonight, and then there will be much celebrating. I can't wait to have a little mini-break!

Anyhoo, my favorite knitting teacher, Crazy Aunt Purl was kind enough to post directions for NEW and EXCITING knitting magic, and I was quick to jump right on the bandwagon and try it out. And it WORKED! I become more and more accomplished as a knitter (merely a scarf and hat knitter, but a knitter just the same) every day.

So here are some pictures. First of all, we have the loopy part of the scarf...


Directions on becoming loopy on your own can be found in this post from Crazy Aunt Purl.

Next, we come to the dropsy part of the scarf...


Directions on being a copy cat for this part of the scarf can be found right here.

And when you put it all together, you get this...


It's lovely; it's warm; and it will be worn by my grandmother to NYC on Wednesday, when my family goes there for a holiday trip while leaving me at home to languish in class. But I'm not bitter. Much.

4 comments:

lonna said...

That is a beautiful scarf. I have never tried knitting because I just don't think that I have the patience. So I think that everything that you have done and posted on here is just so beautiful and a piece of yourself is in every item that you make.

We finished finals last week, and we're done until January 9. YooHoo for Winter Break!

globalfriendshipnetwork said...

nice design

patrice said...

I think I may have mentioned to you before that I've only ever been successful in knitting what sean calls "bookmarks". they always start out as scarves but never quite make it. so I envy you, because that is a great scarf.

Guinness_Girl said...

I'm impressed! I saw the pattern on Aunt P's website and was too intimidated to try it...but you are inspiring me!