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February 12, 2010

Cat Bullet

Post of Many Topics

Filed under: Finished Projects — Cat @ 10:26 am

Wow… Not only is it Friday again, but it is an entirely different month since I last posted!!!

Many topics to cover today, so I’d best be about it.

1. Please go to this post on my sister in law’s blog to commiserate about her sock tragedy. I feel so bad for her!!!

2. Knitting Olympians/Ravelrympics participants: Good Luck to all of our Knithletes!! Make sure that you take plenty of breaks and don’t get any Knitting related injuries. Once again, I am declining to participate as anything other than “support team.” My hands are still sore from all of the move activities so my “goal” for the Olympic time period is to reduce my computer use as much as possible (at work; my “home” computer work has been nonexistant). I also want to reduce my television watching so that I can focus back on my various unfinished knitting projects. Wish me luck.

3. I am trying out a new (higher) desk chair at work. My “height adjustable” desk that I was promised for my new office never appeared, and the desk that I was given is way too high. Which is probably one of the reasons why my hands and elbows hurt so much. My theory is that since I can’t lower the surface of the desk, the higher chair will raise me. I already feel better, so hopefully this will do the trick. Though my feet are continually hanging in the air. I’ll have to find something to use as a foot stool.

4. Cinnamon’s scarf: I gave Cinnamon the scarf when we met up a couple of weekends ago. We had a great day visiting book stores and yarn stores, and I completely forgot to get pictures. Never fear: Cinnamon took pictures for me, so here they are:

Cinnamon's Scarf

For the beaded fringe, I abandonded the idea of weaving the strands. The strands were too close together and the weaving just didn’t show up very well. Instead, I just kind of randomly distributed the beads on each strand, and tied knots to keep them in place.

Fringe detail

If I may so, I am extremely pleased with the way that the fringe came out. It really “swishes” when it is being worn and looks really nice. The whole scarf is really long and colorful and dramatic.

Now I’m working on a blue/purple scarf for another friend. I’m planning on doing the same fringe treatment, though with a more restricted color palate of beads. For the knitting, I am sticking with the woven/linen stitch from the Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf. I really like it.

5. Hey… It is FRIDAY!!!! Happy Friday Dance *bounce bounce*!!!

Everybody have a super weekend, full of nice yarn or other fun-inducing objects.

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

4 Comments »

  1. Beautiful scarf! Love the beaded fringe.

    Mom

    Comment by Mom — February 12, 2010 @ 4:29 pm
  2. The scarf looks fab! Good job and I love the bead idea. Plan to steal that for my own. I am flexing my fingers and getting ready to cast on for the speed skate event. Had too much fun today with my mom picking out polar fleece for warm house skirts and a bed for her grandkitty Pedro’s birthday gift. She is so excited about creating one for him. No, I tell you, he is NOT spoiled…hehehe.

    Comment by DonnaW — February 12, 2010 @ 7:47 pm
  3. Great scarf, I love the beaded fringe, too.
    Hey don’t wait too long to get a bench or step to put your feet on. I did the same thing- raise desk, hurt arms, higher chair and then spent several months wondering why my ankles were swelling up. I finally figured out it was the dangling legs (not before I websurfed my way into believing I had a fatal disorder, though).

    Comment by gale (she shoots sheep shots) — February 13, 2010 @ 12:18 am
  4. Love the way you finished the fringe with beads.

    Comment by Christie — February 19, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

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