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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Still not much knitting

Today is my parents 43rd wedding anniversary. My dad says my mom has had 40 good years and he has had 3.

The batteries are recharged on my Energizer Bunny and she was back to work today. We cleaned out around a book shelf in the front room which has become a gathering spot for junk. 4 garbage bags later, all the books are neatly on the shelf.

We have a yarn in the store called Solo from ON Line. It is used to make a really cool ruffled scarf but I haven't knit with it yet so I decided to try in last week. Because the book was written in another language and translated to English the instructions are not the easiest to follow. Luckily my best friend Bev works for the mill that makes the yarn and she knit the original scarf that everyone is now using in their pattern books. After I recieved her instructions yesterday I started knitting. The yarn looks like a knit piece of fabric. You don't knit in the traditional way (wrapping the yarn around the knitting needle) you are putting your needle through the yarn and pulling through the stitch on your needle. This sounds difficult but once you see it done it is so simple and the finished product is amazing. I am about 1/4 of the way through the scarf-hope to have a picture of mine tomorrow.

2 comments:

Dorothy said...

It looks like a very interesting yarn.

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see it. Congrats to Mom and Dad, and I'm sure he's had more than 3 good ones.