October 10, 2008

Quiet Friday Night

What a quiet Friday night! The kids are plugged into their Nintendo DSs and the television is off. I can't think of a better way to spend the evening. Well, if I had my knitting needles going, that might be a better.
I finally finished the Special Olympics Scarf. Boy, it was a toughie. The pattern was very simple. The only problem was cramming 180 stitches on my number 8 straights. Whew! It was a tight fit. I should have just sucked it up and gotten a pair of circular needles, but I wanted to get the scarf finished and didn't want to spend the money. Guess that's what I get for being a tightwad!

I really like the way it turned out on both sides. It almost looks like sewn stitches running on the other side.

Here's a nice and blurry picture for you of Rs latest creation. We all drink out of glasses that look the same and she normally wraps a paper napkin around hers so she knows it's hers. She decided not to waste anymore napkins or waste anymore time looking for a coaster. So, she dug through the cotton stash - we have a very healthy cotton stash - and set to work designing her glass identifier/coaster. The pattern is the same as the scarf she entered in the fair. The bottom turned out to be star shaped, which was a happy coincidence. She also doubled the yarn on the bottom so it would be more absorbant. I hope she plans on making more. I really like the look of it!

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Holy cow -- you crammed all those stitches onto straights??? That's impressive!

And I hope you don't fall over, but I FINALLY finished that book. I can't believe how ridiculously long it took me. I'm sure I missed a lot of underlying symbolism by taking so long 'cause I'd forget things. And get mixed up on the characters a lot. I did think it was a bit weird, but overall I really liked it. I loved looking at a situation from a sheep's eye view -- so funny how something can seem so different if you don't have all the facts!