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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?

Here it's sitting on the cat condo next to my computer.
scarf on condo

The OH took some pictures of it on me. Here's one of the tame ones. :-)


Dec. 23rd, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
My mom knew how to knit. My sister is teaching herself to knit (and I got a gorgeous chenille scarf for my birthday that she said took her just three hours). All my little old lady friends know how to knit and crocher and stuff and they're always making things to give away or auction off for charity, like tiny hats for premature babies. It seems to be socially acceptable to do in public, unlike, say, reading the newspaper while someone's talking.
Dec. 23rd, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
That's the main reason I taught myself to crochet and knit - I wanted something to occupy my hands at parties.
Dec. 23rd, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
I was interested in knitting before, but I really started doing a lot of it when I noticed that people didn't feel slighted by my doing it at family gatherings. Finally, something to do during unappealing conversations. (I'm not very sociable, can you tell?)
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
Finally, something to do during unappealing conversations. (I'm not very sociable, can you tell?)

I'll just take the brain back when you're done with it, OK?
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
Okay! I shouldn't need it much today; maybe we can share brainserver time.

Also, before I got sidetracked, I meant to compliment your fine scarf. The colors are great, and the textures sound fascinating.
Dec. 23rd, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

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