Monday, August 6, 2007

A knitting post? Whaaaaa?


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!


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.