Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Polls. They're Not Just For Dancers.

Call me dorky, but I've added a polling feature to my blog. (It's on the left column, scroll a little bit down the page.)

What do you think? Do you like polls? If so, go ahead and vote.

I'll add a new one each week.

Purl Shell Scarf

Here's a scarf that I made for my friend Terry for her birthday. I know. I'm not usually a knitter for other people. But the color was perfect for her (a really soft pale blue, which clearly doesn't show up in these pics...)

Le Scarf

The stitch is Purl Shell from Barbara Walkers Treasury of Knitting which I've renamed Treasury of Torture, since many of the stitches cause me to curse a lot.

Taking a Saturday morning stitch class at my LYS finally had me master it. It's really not as hard as I first thought, but definitely one of those stitches where you have to pay attention when knitting.

Up close look

I used four skeins of Merino Big Superfein from Lassa Grossa, which was 520 yards of yarn. This stitch is a bit of a yarn pig, as I didn't think I'd need the 4th skein, but used almost all of it.

All in all worth it because I think the scarf looks pretty unique. I've already started a purl shell scarf for me with different yarn. (Yes, for me. I know. Shocking.)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

If This Isn't Enough

To keep me from munching on the holiday snacks being delivered to our office by the truckload....

...nothing is.

Does anyone else feel sorry for that chair? ;-)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'm Not Dead

Oh, I know. It seems like I am. I haven't posted in what seems like forever. I should probably blame my job as got promoted right about the time my posts stopped -- too coincidental to be just a coincidence.

Blogging has come to a screeching halt, but thankfully not all knitting. And my shopping for knitting? Certainly NOT stalled. I'm working on a few items. I'll post them soon.

I just wanted to let anyone who still reads this blog know that I am still a resident of the land of the living. Despite how my blog reads...

Will post pics & projects soon.