Monday, December 13, 2010

Scarf #2

I actually got the second scarf done and blocked on schedule! This one is also knitted in NORO silk sock yarn, and the pattern is "Gate & Ladder". I took the pattern off of a calendar I have - each day is a different knit pattern.
I also got all the cookies baked tonight, and I'll frost them in the morning. Then, I'll make the White Chocolate Party Mix tomorrow afternoon, and everything will be ready for me to take to the salon on Wednesday morning. Somehow, when I make a plan I tend to get everything done on time. It's just when I mess around, I get off track. Hope the ladies like their scarves!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

NORO Feather & Fan

So I was on Ravelery a week or so ago, and found this great pattern download from Susan at Stitches etc , and of course, I just had to do it! But, first, I had to order some NORO Silk Sock Yarn from my favorite online shop - The Loopy Ewe. So I ordered 2 different colorways, just cause. Started knitting the scarf, and had an idea! Yes, I would give this scarf to my hairdresser! Oh, but I better make another one out of the other colorway and give to my nail tech! Oh, and I only have about 10 days to do it in! YIKES!

But, to my credit, I did finish the first one - even got it blocked! I'm now about halfway through the other one (and, I'm using a different pattern for it). Of course, I made a major mistake when I was about a quarter in - and had to take it to my LYS and beg Viola to fix it for me! She's a genius - this scarf is filled with double yarn-overs - and there's no way I could have saved it. So now the race is on! My goal is to have this one finished and ready to block by Monday! Cause then, I have to make Christmas cookies and White Chocolate Party Mix! Sometimes I just wonder about myself!