AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: Scarfing it Up DATE: 3:21:00 PM ----- BODY:
I've been crafting it up here at Chez Recovery. Here is a scarf/hat combo knit from some Lion Brand yarn from the stash (gasp!) paired with some lovely homespun (Angora/Alpaca/Icelandic) I scored on the Internet a few months back. I'm not too crazy about the scarf; it came out a bit short, but it may strike someone's fancy. This scarf is knit from Filatura Di Crosa's Sesamo, a very textural yarn. One fringe end is straight across and the other end is at an angle. I may trim the fringe to make the angle a bit more extreme. And here is a lighter scarf knit from Trendsetter Yarn's Bobolino (discontinued) that has been simmering in the stash for years. I love the color gradations and roly poly slubs. I knit this by casting on one stitch and then increasing one stitch at the beginning of each row until I had 12 stitches and then knit straight for awhile and then decreased one stitch at the beginning of each row until I had one stitch. I then made two tassles for the fringe. Very easy. ~~~ I don't know why, but I'm starting to feel a bit blue. I don't know if it's because I'm backing off the pain meds (they made me very glassy-eyed and mellow), or if I'm becoming frustrated at my inability to be more productive (then I overdo it and have to pop a couple pills and then back to glassy-eyed mellowness). I'm not sleeping well. I'm starting to get nervous because my leave is nearly half over and I'll have to face work again - and what have I accomplished at home? Anyway, I'd love to hear from any of you. It gets mighty quiet here during the day and I'd love a comment or two.