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I finished a scarf!

It's knitted out of four different yarns: shetland wool, kid mohair, tussah silk/wool (all hand dyed) and recycled silk. Each row is a separate piece of yarn that's tied to the previous row (this forms the fringe). I got the yarns at the Mendocino County Wool and Fiber Festival in September.

Instructions for the scarf are in The Knitting Experience: Book 1 The Knit Stitch. As a beginning knitter, I like this book's instructional design a lot and I think a lot of the projects are really attractive looking (but large sizes for the clothing projects aren't given, phooey). The only thing I could do without is the author's blathering on about how knitting is spiritual and meditative and will "change your life." I do understand what she's saying but...can't people just have hobbies any more?
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Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, beautiful!
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it!
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, very nice! Beautiful colors.
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
See, I'm making progress since you saw me struggling with a mess of yarn at the last alt.polycon :)
Dec. 23rd, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
Very, very lovely. Gorgeous. I want to curl up inside it!
Jan. 2nd, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful piece. Would you like another skein of the recycled silk then? It wouldn't be enough for an entire scarf, and it's a blend purple but there's a lot of red and blue in there.

I really can't read much about meditation or self help. It tends to annoy me. (Although I don't know that it has to be a progession necessarily.) I do think that certain repetive things are quickly state inducing for me whereas just sitting and breathing doesn't work. I need a top brain disconnector. And I can see what P was saying, I think, as it just seems to happen. Wouldn't that be a personal thing?

I crocheted a lot more when I was younger and I don't remember it being that way then. The way it happens now with walking or gardening or other things seems more recent.
Jan. 2nd, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! A skein of recycled silk would be great. And purple counts as part of the red and blue part of the spectrum.

Same thing for me with regard to meditation - the sitting and breathing is much harder. But I think I'm going to try it anyway, because the few times I've done it for more than a day or two, interesting stuff has started to happen.
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