Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Small things can make a big difference

I finished another scarf (the one I was working on during my grading). Holly and I decided that the left over yarn makes the PERFECT fashion accessory. What to you think?

A FO picture will come soon.

In other knitting news, the yarn I got for my grandma's scarf is in time-out. (I'm sorry, Grandma. I love you, and I want to make you a scarf, but the yarn isn't behaving.) I have begun a new project for her that should please, but its identity shall remain a mystery for now...

Lastly, my dad uploaded some pictures of my family to Flickr so that I can see how tall and old my brothers look. They are significantly younger than me (I'm 27, and they're 12 and 14), and I haven't seen them for one-and-a-half years! I can't get over these pictures (here's my favorite, and this one from last summer is also really great). So, in order that they don't forget what I look like, here's a picture of me wearing my Clapotis as a shawl:

Back to work!


Liz said...

That fashion accessory doubles as a wrist pad to help prevent carpal tunnel, right? Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

It would also be handy for blowing your nose. Your Grandma read the words so it's good you left it a secret.

Apple Jack

Anonymous said...

I remember when my brother did that - I was abroad for a year and when he came to visit me he had grown several inches - I couldn't get over it.

Also - LOVE the clapotis - the colours are great. It's been on my to-do list for agggges now, although I'm yet to find the right yarn.

Anonymous said...

Hi again, I've just posted a response to your question on my blog but thought I'd put it here as well in case you don't check back...

I'm not quite sure as yet. I'm working on the back right now and haven't got to the hood bit. I'm guessing that you could just work the cable twists that are meant to go round the edge of the hood into a neck line instead?? I'll let you know what I think when I get onto that part. Another option would be to leave out the kangaroo pocket, although I'm not sure how much yarn that will save you.

(in case anyone is wondering what I'm going on about, Amanda asked whether I thought she would make a Rouge sweater without the hood to save on yarn)

Hope that helps!