Monday, January 15, 2007
It amazes me how ignorant (and I mean that in the nicest way possible) those not in the knitting world (aka muggles) can be! Have you seen The Yarn Harlot's post about this silly bank who didn't believe so many people could be interested in knitting socks? It's unbelievable! Here is the link to the blog post. You gotta love Stephanie Pearl-McPhee! She is the epitomy of a yarn diva! I salute her as such :)

For me the knitting has sadly been cut down in the past few days. I was getting ready for Rayden's 3rd birthday party.

There are also some rather daunting projects I need to undertake. I got one done; sorting through all the boys clothes to make room for their ever expanding wardrobes. it sounds simple enough but the overwhelming part is that I have loads and loads of laundry to fold and no where to put them. Even now! No, three seperate dressers is not enough. Sigh. Next on the list of to dos is finish up the boys' picture schedule completely. I made some stars that Rashawn can put up whenever he does something good or helpful. When he earns ten stars he earns a coke. It really helps motivate him. I also have a ton of photos to cover and put velcro on. The other thing I need to do that is hovering over me like the Hindenburg is sorting through all the boys' toys. sound easy enough right? Not when you have a whole wall covered in rubbermaid drawers just for toys and train set parts(GeoTrax may be freaking awesome but they definitely are NOT easy to store).

After that I just have a small organizing project to do. Usually I would enjoy getting these things done, but because of the lack of space we have no where for all this stuff, especially laundry. Not just the kids' our own too. Oh well, we're anticipating a move soon so then we should have some room for everything.

I started my Red Scarf Project contribution. I'm kind of winging it which is usually disastrous but we'll see how it goes. Here's the beginnings of it.

It's just a drop stitch pattern that I plan to felt at the end. The drop stitch supposedly will make it much more flexible. My only true worry is the yarn I'm using. It's not the softest thing around but I'm hoping it softens a bit when I felt it and add the fabric softener. This is what I'm using.

Sorry the pictures are so blurry. It's a yarn my grandmother had gotten from a friend and sent to me. I have no idea if it's a good yarn or not all I know is that it's definitely a different yarn. It seems like it's barely spun at all. It's interesting to knit with just because it's so different from any of the yarns I've worked with before. I can't decide if it's a good or bad different though. We'll see how the finished project turns out. if anyone is familiar with this yarn let me know what you think of it, or if it is considered a quality yarn at all. It's pretty old so I'm just wondering.


Posted by Elyse at 8:35 AM |