Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf Complete

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Pattern: Multi Directional Diagonal Scarf
Yarn: Wool of the Andes Buly Hand Dye, Storm
Needle Size 9
Length: 64 inches, not including fringe
Width: 5 inches

This is my first finished project of 2007 and I am so pleased with it! The knitted portion took two whole skeins of yarn and I had to use a portion of a third to make the fringe. When I finished the scarf it wasn't hanging all that nicely so I made my first attempt at blocking. I dampened it with a spray bottle, smoothed it out over a towel, and threw a hot towel down on top. I used the hot towel because I remember reading somewhere that it helps drying time some. The blocking worked and it now hangs beautifully.

When I was in the basement of my apartment building heating the towels up in one of the dryers I noticed something in the corner. A cute little vine has grown into the basement bringing with it a splash of color and cheer.
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I'm not sure what it is today but there are tons of birds hanging around. My cats go nuts about one bird, so you can imagine what happens when there are a lot of birds. Bird watching for my cats involves clinging to windows, lashing the tail, and making this odd chirping noise. It is cute for the first few minutes.
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The bird watching did give me a chance to capture Luigi's special window scaling skill. I'm not sure how he manages to stand on those little bitty window bars, but he does.

I have started my first sock! I am only about 1.5 inches into the cuff but for a first sock I think its going pretty well. I didn't work on it at all yesterday, but I might get more done today.
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5 comments:

g-girl said...

the scarf looks great! Love, love, love the pics of the cats! the sock is coming along nicely too. yay for you! :)

Zonda said...

Nice scarf there! :) Sock is looking good! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! The Bertiealong is finished now, but you can still download the pattern. :-)

Bobbi said...

oooh, congrats on the sock! can't wait to see how they turn out!

rahime said...

Good luck on the sock! What yarn is that?