We're knitting! (Almost!)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We gave up knitting when we moved to Singapore, because really, who wants to think about yarn (and all the snuggly things you make with it) when it's 90 degrees out? But now that we're back to a place that has things like a wind chill and snow flurries (like today! for only about 20 minutes! but still very exciting!), we're all about the wool again.

Lucky for us, Jenny at wiksten-made delivered up this fantastic knitting project: a cowl neck scarf-y thing. (The pic above is from the original post, but be sure to click on Jenny's link to see her amazing gray version. I won't post it because I'm worried it's a little creepy to put someone else's personal photo here, but it's worth the click.)

I had to take a field trip over to the Georgetown branch of Stitch DC to secure the right needle (turns out I got the wrong needle and should have listened to the friendly knitting expert manning the store instead of taking matters into my own hands, but that's okay. It's such a nice store I don't mind going back.) It also took me about 15 tries to properly cast on – I googled "how to cast on" and kept trying out the various results until one made sense to my brain; for the record, it was this one. Of course, once I got on the stitches this afternoon, I realized the needle was way too long, so now I'm back to square one. But knitting will be happening soon. I feel it. Stay tuned.

PS) I almost forgot the best part! The yarn I'm using is Vanna's Choice, which is – you guessed it – Vanna White's yarn line. It's actually very soft and I loved the deep eggplant color of the Vineyard Grape Purple, but every time I pull it out, I have to giggle at Vanna's cheery face smiling back at me.


Unknown said...

when u pull the yarn out, do u imagine little *ding*ing noises too?

i wonder what pat sajak is doing now

Tabitha said...

That yarn's awesome, and cheap! Plus it comes in some pretty colors too.

LOVE that cowl scarf. I've been making one using Misti Alpaca Chunky yarn (about $15 a skein and one's enough for one scarf) using size 17 needles. Cast on about 90 - 100 stitches, depending on how many times you want to wrap the scarf. Then P one row and K one row until it's about 3 - 4 inches wide and bind off.

They were the perfect holiday gift - super soft, super luxuriuos!! And I'm still making them!

How much fun is it to live in a colder climate again and to see seasons?

Joanna Goddard said...

that wool looks soooo soft and cuddly.

even time i've knit a scarf it's scratchy! i think i have to splurge on better wool.


Nicole said...

Oh wow, knitting is so addictive. I just took it up too after more years than I care to admit away from it.

If you get stuck on anything has fabulous videos of everything you need to know.

Looking forward to the finish product!