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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 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's gorgeous!
Dec. 23rd, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
This is my favorite icon of yours I think.. on the medition did you see this today?


I'm just a little cautious with it, and opening the door any further if that makes any sense. And on a different topic, I was wondering, I'm seeing a lot of beaded scarves lately. Have you thought of trying one? I wish I had the patience for beadwork. (And the cashflow for some of the yarns that are out now!)
Jan. 4th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
On the icon, see http://www.beadcreative.com/gallery.htm
It is at the bottom of the page.

I haven't seen that blog entry, but I read Daniel Goleman's Destructive Emotions, which reviews the evidence that meditation techniques do change the brain's habitual patterns.

Yeah, being cautious makes sense. I think it's not necessarily an easy process.

I haven't made a beaded scarf yet. This summer I made a crocheted beaded bracelet. I'll post a photo of it soon. It was a huge PITA to make because you have to string all the beads first and then manage this very long string of beads.
Jan. 4th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
*grin* we may mean different hings by interesting. So I could ask what do you mean by interesting things start to happen when you meditate?

You may have mentioned Goleman to me I think? I haven't run across this to read yet. Making another note.

I should read the Post I am starting to think. This caught me I because I am watching for the more of the bringing the two sides together. By that I mean more interplay between science and things like meditation. A blending with the sum being bigger I hope. One of the things I hope.

I'll look forward to the pics when you get to it. I've beaded printed fabric but not yarn yet and the methods I've seen look like they require more time and such than is sensible for me. I have in my head beading with stones and crystal that would resonate; amethyst, jade, pink quartz. That type of thing.
Jan. 4th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
I really wish that I had an auto spell check.
Jan. 4th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
When I meditated for more than a day or two, I found myself feeling inexplicably joyful at random times during the day.

I think we did discuss Goleman. I really recommend that book.

It's possible to sew beads onto yarn. You can also weave with beads and thread or yarn. Have you seen those little "Indian Bead Looms"?
Jan. 4th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
Oh that is very good, and so why do you say that you may want to do this more? I intuit more, and that is an edgy place to be.

Yes. Heavy into to history at the moment. I have applied at work for funding for a master's program that will be for a degree in public sector admin. Gov'n. *hug* I don't want to lose the other but I am feeling that I need to be active in the world also. It's been a very long time since I was in school. I am trying to prep. I drone and digress here. ;-)

I do want to remember to read the Goleman tho.

I haven't seen those "little Indian Bead Looms?"
Jan. 4th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
I want to meditate more 'cos I like the random joyful feelings. By nature, I'm fairly, um, what's the word for not feeling a whole lot of anything.

Good luck with school! It's a very important field.

Here is a little bead loom.
Jan. 5th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and thank you. And I will need it. The luck, and then some.

There's more than one word for that, I would think, depending.

What're your Con plans this year?
Jan. 6th, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
I'm planning to go to Potlatch (http://www.potlatch-sf.org/) at the beginning of March in San Francisco. I have a membership to Wiscon but I probably won't be able to work up the enthusiasm to travel. I'll be going to alt.polycon in San Diego in the fall.

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