Friday, December 29, 2006

How are your holidays?

My Christmas weekend was not very pleasant. I had spent it at a good friend's house and while my friend and his wife were great, some of the other guests were hard to take. I shall not bore you with the details. Its over and done with.
So I did the only thing any sane person would do to "tune out" I KNIT! Ya! When packing I grabbed 2 random skeins of Noro Kureyon, had no idea if they match, and size Us9 addi circs. I have been wanting to make the Child's Rainbow from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. (See Steph’s version of it here.) This is a great stitch (mistake rib) to knit while you might be distracted and or upset... I also wanted to see if Noro magic will work again even with random skeins. I think it does! This is for my cousin's 14 years old daughter, so I made it a bit shorter, only 2 skeins. Some bits of Noro trivia: there were no knots in either skein. One is very old. One skein was 6-7 yards shorter. I had to add a bit from a left-over bag. At one point, the 2 skeins had the same color. I managed to start and end with pink, without planning.
So this little holiday wreath like arrangement is my last ECF for 2006!
My lists, BTW, are cooking, still cooking...

11 comments:

Garngamen said...

It looks great! You are FAB as usual. Wow, how you could wip that together so quick. Well, working on a report ;-)
Happy Holidays my dearest blogfriend. Im thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

See, isn't knitting a useful skill when dealing with difficult people? And instead of an ulcer, you get a great scarf out of the deal! This is why knitters will take over the world. We're just smart like that!

Kelly said...

I tune out and knit ALOT!! heheh ahhh Its good for the soul :)
Love the scarf it looks fantabulous!

KnitNana said...

HOW NEAT! I love it...and I love Mistake Rib!
Happy New Year!
(((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

What a great scarf! Knitting is the best escape and I'm glad you were able to do so. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Those colours are truly lovely. I'm glad you had your knitting with you during such a frustrating time.

And if somebody gave me such a scarf I would wear it every day I could.

Anonymous said...

Knitting is a great way to escape unwanted influence! No need for Prozac then.
Love the scarf. Made it myself in some other yarn but I really must try to get some Noro in my hands.
Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

Family gatherings, parent-teacher evenings....How did I ever survive any of these things without knitting?

I'm sure your young relative will love the scarf!

Hilde C. said...

The scarf look great! I think knitting has got a lot of other "effects" besides making different garments. Fortunately, relaxation and tuning out are some of them. Hooray for knitting :-)

Nad said...

What an amazing scarf- I have to try this with Noro- I love the look of this..... :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your scarf is really cute--especially since it made your happy during difficult times! Thanks for your comments on my blog. The basket of knit items turned out to be a good idea--but I was required to knit more items than were necessary. I need to refine the idea.