Friday, May 8, 2009

Good Thing it's 75 Degrees and Sunny

I am typically inappropriately dressed for the weather, but for me to impose this super late gift of a scarf on Boyfriend's sister is just wrong. But oh well...a gift is a gift. The scarf was done in Rhode Island colors, where Boyfriend's sister has just finished her second year. Their parents are in town this weekend en route to URI, so this will be one more thing they get to pack up and bring back to Michigan. I did it in a simple 1x1 rib, using Brown Sheep Company's Bulky in Creme and Winter Blue. Turned out nicely. Should be super warm and will match the mittens I knitted her back in December.

Also this weekend: the Handmade Cavalcade at the Bell House in Brooklyn will feature over 30 vendors selling handmade stuffs. I'm going on Sunday. Would go Saturday but that's my big trip to Woodbury Commons. It's like the mothership is calling me home.


  1. i am still in the process of making stu a scarf.. his second one that he will receive in the off-season. this one is black and grey and i'm doing the whole knit/purl thing, but i can't stop the sides from curling under. i am just not a knitting pro quite yet. A shitty knitter, as I like to say.

  2. Hmm I'm assuming you're working in stockinette stitch and yeah the curling is annoying. Also almost impossible to get rid of once you've already began to knit. You can try blocking (google blocking - it's basically just wetting the piece and pinning down but that's only with wool and will vary in result depending on weight) but other than that, just do border stitches at the beginning and end of each row next time.

  3. i do the border stitch and it STILL happens. i'm doing stripes but one yarn is real wool and one is acrylic - hence, even more shitty knitting.