Sunday, November 30, 2008

Why I love knitting scarves: 16th birthday edition

1) They fit everyone (except maybe babies.... but babies look cute in everything else).

2) They offer unlimited opportunities to play with color and stitches.

3) Simple or complex, it's up to me!

4) Most scarves involve very little finishing (particularly now that I've converted to spit-splicing).

5) I enjoy watching them grow longer and longer--offering a sense of progress.

6) Knitting a simple scarf is a form of meditation.

7) They don’t take too much yarn.

So when Tristan asked me for a scarf for his 16th birthday, I was super thrilled. And, to make it even better, the yarn I used was a birthday gift from my dad. I knit this scarf in just a couple weeks and brought it on a little trip with my family to Cannon Beach in Oregon on the weekend of Tristan’s birthday in early November.

The blustery costal rain didn’t invite a lot of pictures, but I did take a few rather dashing pictures of Tristan with his birthday scarf. He was a fabulous sport about everything.

Note: Tristan’s is wearing his favorite shirt in these pictures. You can see the complete message in the final picture: “I’d rather be watching Red Dwarf.”

Tris, I hope you had a lovely birthday! I'm so glad I was able to be there for your celebration! I'm so proud of you!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A perfect lunch

Yummy. Wish you were here.