Monday, October 11, 2010

Stitching Stars and Trading Flowers

In my last blog, I was underway with my scarf for the Red Scarf Project. I have since finished it, but i didn't feel like it was wide or long enough. Therefore,I have started another one! This one, instead of being bright red and using double and single crochets, is cranberry and fully star stitched! I love this pattern that Tamami posted on HCOL, and I think this scarf is going to be beautiful when I am finished.

I am also making a knitted scarf with cables! I always thought that
cabling would be too hard to fully implement, but it really isn't that difficult. Kim committed herself to teaching me how to cable one class period, and she was successful! I am now making a beautiful dark teal cabled scarf that I hope will keep me warm this coming winter. If it doesn't, well, at least it will be pretty. :)

I have also made many crocheted flowers, which quickly became my favorite thing to do. I can knock out a flower in about five minutes, which was really convenient this weekend when I wanted my sister to do something for me. She said "and what will you do for me?" To which I responded by getting my yarn out and quickly crocheting her a flower. (Which she now has on her keychain.) I'm pretty sure she hinted at me making more to put on her purse...
Of course, if I'm going to make her anymore flowers she's going to have to stop going on about how I'm going to become a cat lady. When i sat down later that day with my knitting, she kept going on and on about how she envisions me when I'm older: alone, with my long hair in a bun, with five cats around me. I don't know how i feel about that.


  1. Ha! I guess I still have time to become a cat lady, but it will have to wait until I am an empty nester and perhaps a widow. Perhaps you should check out the memoir Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair by Crazy Aunt Purl -- a hilarious and sometimes very touching personal exploration of that stereotype.

  2. ha! that wont happen to you!
    wow. i read the excerpt that was there and she sounds fantastic! I think i should check it out... seeing as how that's probably where I'll end up :)