Merry Christmas knitting to me!

Well, I became obsessed with my ruffle-y scarf, and so I kept knitting on it until it was done:The Specs:
The Yarn: Universal Yarn Tango purchased at Strands of Heaven. I used two balls.
The Pattern: I made it up. I cast on five stitches, knit four rows, gave yarn half a twist, knit four more rows, gave yarn half twist, and so on, and so on, until I was out of yarn.
The Needles: Size 7.
The Result: I like the skinny scarf. I like that it is boa-like. It's a good scarf. I will be wearing it often.

Then, I accidently started this on Saturday:

The yarn is Claudia Handpainted in Peppermint Mocha purchased from The Loopy Ewe. I accidently bought it while window shopping for yarn. Yeah, like that ever works. Anyway, as soon as the yarn came in the mail, I had to cast it on. I am knitting this sock toe-up and I am using a mock cable rib pattern (like the one for the scarf in SNB Nation). I like what it is doing to the varigated yarn. Makes it a little more interesting.

Hmm, well, that is really it for today. This weekend we had the 3rd Annual Halloween Party. It went pretty well. I was a beer wench. I spent much of the evening getting people beer. It was fun! :) Today I had the day off of work just for the fun of it. I have been playing Guitar Hero 3 and knitting a little bit. Tonight I am making some home-made soup. Yum!

This week there is going to be some nice knitting time, I think. Tomorrow I am going to try going to a knitting group in Elk Grove Village I just found out about. Hopefully, it will be fun. In general, I am not good with meeting new people, but meeting knitting people is easy. You have so much to talk about! I also have some yarn to dye for some people and to do some research on some new yarns to try and dye. And, I am hoping to pick up the Morning Glory Shawl again.

Happy knitting!


  1. Wow .... that IS ruffle-y! I cheated and crocheted mine. It's a super fast and easy crochet. Which is good since I am a crochet dummy. Love your sox!!

  2. I like the ruffle-y scarf! Such pretty colors and the ruffles turned out well.

    Great sock--I can see why you had to cast on right away!

  3. I love the ruffle scarf - I can see what that would be addicting. You look cute modeling it!

    I hope that your random day off was a good one - sometimes a girl just needs to play hookie.

  4. Homemade Soup is AMAZING! I made my first batch yesterday.

    Love yoU!

  5. That is such a cute scarf! And the sock looks great, too. :)

  6. oohh cute scarf!

    I'm the same way with meeting new people, not so good at it, but when it came to my knittign group I was surprised at hwo easy it was! I guess cause, like you said, there is so much to talk about and right off the bat you have a common interest(s).

  7. I need new glasses because at first I though it said you went as a beer wrench. I was trying to figure that one out.

    I'm really shy at meeting new people. I tried a Knit Night once and felt so out of place but went to a Sheep & Wool festival and talked to everyone there.

    Go figure.

  8. cute scarf! It's like stacked yarn chips. Mmmm.

    Hizzah for Claudia!

  9. What a fun scarf!
    I love the red and brown together in that sock!

  10. Ok - I get the knit four rows but give the yarn half a twist - I'm lost. Could you explain that to me ?

    Thanks and the scarf is absolutely adorably ruffley !!!!


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