*Sigh* Ok, I think I’m almost back to regular schedule …. almost … maybe …
Another weekend tournament, this time in Washington, DC/Virginia. I haven’t even recovered from the one two weekends ago! And then hubby decides he wants to try camping – for the first time! – and wants me to research where we can go camping.
huh??? When I suggested this several years ago, he was adamant that he wasn’t going to sleep out in the open, in sleeping bags or tents, etc. Now he wants to go camping? What’s he up to?
Anyway … I’ve been keeping busy with this Special Olympics Scarf Project – it’s now up and running, and I’m trying to keep it afloat. Well, it’s not that bad – we’ve just started, and the enthusiasm is still there, so I hope it continues. I don’t know what will happen when the scarves start coming in, and suddenly the house is inundated with small packages and boxes. I finally managed to sit down long enough to start on more scarves, like these. Gives me a chance to try out new patterns. And … it gives me an excuse to buy more yarn to play with! yaaayy!!
I actually finished what I now call the “Fifth Attempt” scarf in record knitting time!
For me, anyway, because I knit so slow, specially with the finer yarns, so it usually takes a while to complete a knitted project.
But I was really enjoying this pattern and design, and seeing the progress as it got longer, that I didn’t feel the usual ennui while knitting.
The stripes almost matched up on either side. There was actually a knot in the middle of the skein, joining another length of the yarn. I was pleasantly surprised that it picked up the colour pattern, almost as if there was no join. (am I making sense? I feel that I’m rambling. That’s what happens when I’m on a high from a finished project! LOL!)
Apologies for the quality of the photos, but I was so excited that I had to take pictures right away.
I’ll take better ones, when I finish the matching hat, with the left-over yarn.
My contribution to the 2012 Scarves for Special Olympics … at least I got four done.
I found out about this too late, and in between everything else, this is finally coming together. I’ve got more yarn, so maybe I can get one or two more done before the final deadline of 5 March, for Louisiana.