Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Thursday!

Today is my last day of the work week. My veins are swelling again. I'm sitting with my leg on a cardboard box under my desk. What a drag!

Monday, October 26, 2009

my new boot

I didn't have to have a cast put on my leg today. Instead I have a gigantic 2 ton boot to wear. It's so heavy and hard to walk in. My first walk wearing it was to my car in the pouring rain.

I get to go back to work tomorrow. Just walking down the hall wears me out. I hope I don't get a big load of copying to do tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Scarf knitting

I finally used up a bunch of multicolored ribbon yarn to make the scarf on the left. I cast on about 15 stitches on size 8 needles. One row is k1 wrap 1 to the end. the second row is k1, drop 1. I like that it turned out nice and loopy looking.

The pink and black scarf is a "potato chip" scarf - you can't make just one. Use circular needles (size 8), cast on 90 or more stitches. Knit first row. Second row - knit front and back of each stitch to the end. Repeat these rows 2 more times. I used up all my pink yarn (cotton from Lions) before I was finished. So I added the black yarn, knitted one row and then cast off. It came out really cute.

It's true - you can't just knit one. I've made a black and white one. I'm now making one from blue and purple chenille yarn.

I like them because they are lightweight - might actually be wearable here in Houston. Plus, they are easy to make while watching TV or riding in the car.

YARRN! is finished.

I used a black sweatshirt, some pink vinyl fabric, thick white yarn and b/w knit fabric for decorative binding.
I have a set of circular needles around my neck. I was carrying them to the meeting and didn't want to lose them. They actually make a good necklace - just need to be hot pink.