Thursday, January 03, 2008

My First Magic Scarf.

I finished my first Magic Scarf got the pattern from Laurie Perry, aka Crazy Aunt Purl the pattern can be found on her website or in her book Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair. I used Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewels Marbled Onyx (color) yarn. You really can't see the stitches to good with this color yarn. I am working another Magic Scarf in the same yarn just different color Garnet just as soon as possible I plan to buy some Noro self striping and make one with that also its a great pattern and I am sure the Noro will look great with this pattern. My plan for 2008 is to knit and crochet, and read more this year. Oh and so that I will not die from a stroke, heart attack, or complications from diabetics lose some weight.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Red & Black Scarf and Hat Finished

I finally finished the Red & Black Scarf and Hat. I must admit that I am not so sure I really like the yarn I used for this scarf Bernat self striping yarn the Scarf was not so bad but finishing the hat well that was another thing all together. The yarn kept breaking while I was trying to stitch the hat together so I don't plan on giving this set to anyone the Hat just did not turn out the way I wanted it too. I am reading Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair , by Laurie Perry aka Crazy Aunt Purl. I am enjoying the book because I think its funny and I think you should read something strictly for entertainment purposes every now and then and not just things to make you think and soul search, I don't think there is anything wrong with soul searching like I said sometimes you just want to be entertained. The book includes 14 knitting projects and I am surprised to find that I have the yarn that Laurie Perry used in one of the projects the "knitting recipes" as she calls the patterns Giant Pom-Pom Scarf she states that you can use any worsted-weight yarn (280 yards) you want to but she used Rio De La Plata worsted hand-dyed wool in "Faded Red Brick" I have I think 4 skeins.