Plugging away on Mud Flap girl – I’ve made all the decreases and tonight will get to the increases and maybe even the intarsia. Eeek!
Yesterday we went to a boaters swap meet – a bunch of sailors lay out all their junk in hopes some other sailor wants said junk. They usually start pretty early and it was chilly yesterday morning so I wore this scarf:
I bought the cheap-ass yarn on impulse while shopping with my sister at Joann’s or Ben Franklin’s or Michaels for under $5. I can’t recall what the yarn is – some ‘pebble’ junk with thin red fuzzy acrylic and slubs of pink, grey and yellow wool mixed in.
I whipped the scarf out in an evening in garter stitch on size 11s with the intention of it just being a ‘kick around’ scarf.
Around the same time, I knit up this baby:
It’s from Stitch N Bitch Nation – the lovely basketweave scarf. It took a couple months and two skeins of $17 yarn. I love the colors but I have to say, if I were to do it again, I would have chosen a different pattern. The varigated colorway gets in the way of the pattern, IMHO.
But I do love it. I love the colors, I love the length (SUPER long) and wide. Plus it’s toasty cozy warm.
The funny thing about these scarves is that I get 20 times more compliments when I wear the cheap, red scarf. I love the kudos, don’t get me wrong, but no one even notices the other scarf that cost a jillion times more in cash, time and frustration. Yesterday, nearly every woman I saw said “Oooh, I love your scarf!” I even got a good deal on a tiller extension because the seller liked the scarf. Kuh-raaaaaaaaazy!
Because of the swap meet, I missed the Sunday U-Knitty meet up – and ‘missed’ is the correct word. It would have been a wonderful way to unwind from deadline but yagottadowhatyagottado. Wonder if they got yelled at by over-caffeinated psychos again . . .