Who got me? They did! You know, those doctors I have around here. I won’t go into too many details here, but I’ll give you some math to ponder. One tooth, two roots, 90 degree angles, four hours.
Let’s just say I haven’t been feeling well and that’s why I haven’t been around. If I owe you an email can you remind me? I haven’t really left my bed for the last couple of days, which has made my world much, much smaller as you see above. But this isn’t a pity party right, let’s get on with some knitting.
Pattern: Backyard Leaves from Scarf Style
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran 4 skeins in 502
Needles: 4.5mm (US 7) straights
Date Started: 11.22.05
Date Finished: 12.02.05
I’m not sure what to say about this pattern. I’ve already mentioned how much I like it, it’s fun and interesting and yields a beautiful finished object. Three rare qualities all in one pattern, what more could you ask for? This is probably why it took me a little longer to finish knitting than it really should have, I got greedy having fun with it and didn’t want it to stop. If I knit this again I’ll probably knit both halves at the same time (isn’t that all the rage right now anyway?) just so I can have a scarf faster.
Blocking it made me nervous, I really liked the 3-d quality the scarf had pre-wash. What if the giftee would have liked it better as well? I guess it’s easier to wear and tell what it is when it’s flatter, but still, it looked so cool before. I left the two halves to soak in the sink in some kokaburra-fied water for maybe ten minutes and then sprawled them out on towels on my kitchen table. I pinned them so that the sides would have slight curves and the flowers would still “pop” after drying. Alright, so blocking it wasn’t so bad, but sewing the two pieces together, that’s where this pattern gets you. Remember my gripe about why they ask you to practice slipping stitches? umm, do you think they could have skipped that and instead told us how to sew the two pieces together?! Isn’t that a little more important? I could stand one less picture of the ‘brown-haired’ girl if it meant room for this little factoid. oh well. I was going to try an invisible seam, but my plans were killed when I realized that it’s not all st st. I couldn’t come up with anything better than backstitching, blame the codeine. I hope to steam block the seam sometime this week to see if that helps. If not, then I’ll be crawling for help from you guys.
I’m done and right now that alone makes me happy. Though I’ll start to worry soon enough about how the giftee will perceive this. Will she like the Uma Thurman of colors that I picked? Will she mind the fuzziness factor of merino? Should I sneak in a sweater shaver with the scarf? We have less than a month till we find out.