Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The long and winding scarf

I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth - I have been busily knitting away at the Doctor Who scarf! The beastie is now around 7 feet long, not too far to go now as I'm stopping at around 10 feet - which with fringe will be almost 11 feet. More than long enough for the recipient!

I've almost seen the back of the evil virus, it is hanging on for grim death in my sinuses now. For some reason it mostly affects just the left hand side of my head!

Here's a quick roundup of the various knitterly items I've acquired recently:

- Knitting Over The Edge by Nicky Epstein. The followup to Knitting On The Edge and full of lovely borders and embellishments. I am very taken with the cabbage rose-edged capelet and am considering making it in black :-)

- two pairs of 80cm Addi Turbos, one 8mm, one 4.5mm. I'm planning on a quick curlywurly scarf for my sister instead of the lace-effect one which I now don't have time to do, which is why I got the 8mm pair. I do love Addi Turbos!

- a Clover "kacha kacha" row counter which is great as you can click it one-handed, and it stays put unlike my older wheel counter which has a mind of its own.

- a set of 2.5mm bamboo DPNs which I got in case I got the urge to make some socks. Having used the 12" Addis to make the beanie I reckon they would work well with socks too.

We've been terribly organised and sorted out all of the Christmas shopping, wrapped it all up, and my DH took the presents over to his family in Sheffield last Friday! Just Christmas cards to write which I tend to find a bit tedious, I much prefer wrapping presents!

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At 6:55 pm, December 06, 2005, Blogger Rain said...

How long! That's either for a very tall or a very cold person ;)

You officially have the patience of a saint for all that scarf knitting.

At 6:34 am, December 09, 2005, Blogger Lynne said...

Golly, that is one *very* long scarf!
Hmm, left side of head for a woman, umm, my friend who does chinese medicine says that that is the yin side? What difference it makes I don't know 8-)


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