I mentioned taking up knitting a while back and since then I’ve made two scarves, a bandana for my dog and a baby hat. I’ve also frogged enough knitting to have made an additional 3 scarves, a sweater and a couple hats. So I’m a slow learner, bite me.
My first scarf has numerous flaws but it’s spectacular and I own the flaws.
(Keep your day job Rodger)
The bandana for Mac was next as an exercise in increasing.
When Mark found out I was making something for the dog, he asked what I was going to make for him. Since he wasn’t interested in a bandana I offered up a scarf. That seemed to satisfy him but I think he was worried I’d choose a yarn like the one I used for mine which looks like tie dye.
I decided to make him a bulky scarf with big masculine stitches and I like it better than mine.
(at least find another background!)
In fact, a little secret? I covet his scarf and wear it when he’s not around. Yeah, I know, it’s 75 degrees outside, alpaca and wool are so not appropriate. Not to mention that Goddess doesn’t like people who covet so I really need to work on that. Soon.
This past weekend, with everything at work finally calming down, Mark and I met the Neurotrans-Knitters at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival.
The place was packed with everything from yaks and chinchillas to camels…
…and really obsessed knitters, dyers, spinners and felters. The yarns were spectacular and ya’ know what?
I. Am. So. Over. His. Scarf!
I found the most beautiful, soft, earthy alpaca yarn for me. I tell ya’ this bitch is gonna be styling this winter. You’re all gonna covet my…whatever I make. Well, except tater and a certain Evil Ganome.
Damn, I wish I were heading to Boston next month…I could learn from the best!