Monday, August 6, 2007

A knitting post? Whaaaaa?

Brucie,

I'm SO impressed with your organizational prowess! I can't wait to see your apartment when I come out there. My yarn, in contrast, is stored in various Kroger bags in various locations throughout the apartment. I'm sure I will get to it someday.

Oscar has found a new favorite food:

That's right, watermelon. How weird is my cat?

I also wanted to show you what Karida sent me...
So exciting! It's a silk-wool blend, and it's the softest thing ever. I'm still deciding what to do with the solid green; I have about 800 yards. There are also 2 skeins of a more olivey, variegated green:

As you can see, I've started a scarf for myself with it. I'm making the "Backyard Leaves" scarf from Scarf Style. Confession time: this is the first time I've knit from a chart before. It took a little while to get used to...but now I'm flying through this scarf. Here is a closeup:



Awesome town! I'm totally keeping it, too. It'll be nice to have a new scarf for myself while I'm knitting everyone else's Christmas and birthday presents this fall.
That's all I got for now. I had a relaxing weekend at home...I mostly cleaned and knit a lot. It's nice not to be travelling every weekend in a row. But at the same time, I'm looking forward to spending Labor Day weekend in Columbus, and going to D.C. at the end of September. Party town, USA!
Love,
Braxie

4 comments:

sarah lou said...

that scarf looks freakin' awesome, karen! you rock the chart, like i knew you could!! :D

micah said...

ha ha! You should see how confused I get with patterns. I jsut need a swatch and I'm OK - the freaking charts make me feel "special".
That's anice scarf. I'm ready for a fresh one!

Matthew said...

At least your cat eats the fruit. Sister just licks the outsides. She also chews on banana stems.

Karida said...

karen, your backyard leaves is bootiful! i can't wait to see it in person when you're in dc.