Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Goose is Getting Fat!

Christmas is coming...my sister just reminded me.  Wow that sneaks up fast!  I have been busy at work, knitting up a storm, Lindsay sent me some beautiful yarn and a pattern book (hint, hint) for my birthday.  Just in enough time to knit her a set of mittens for HER birthday!  I was thrilled that she came to visit with Brad, and she was thrilled to receive her mittens just in time for the bitter cold weather out in Chicago! 
But before the visit from Lindsay and Brad, I was able to go out to Chicago and spend a fabulous four days with m y girls for Thanksgiving ! At which time, I gave Laura Jean her ultimate scarf, which was a specific request from her. I looked far and wide for the particular yarn to make this scarf and had no luck for the longest time. One night, I walked into my knitting class, and one of my "girls" came in with some yarn and put it on the table and said "I don't know what to do with this yarn, my sister gave it to me." The heavens opened up, the angels sang I whooped with joy! This was the ABSOLUTELY EXACT yarn I had been looking for for months!! Only the best of friends are able to give up their yarn, she was the ultimate sacrificer and said I was welcome to as much as I needed. I used just short of three skeins for this scruffy, puffy, Laura Jean Scarf!
I love her!!




Then, before Thanksgiving, going back a few months, I attended my favorite event of all time, the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I go every year with my friends and it is like Christmas day for me. I saw a lady with a triangular scarf that she had obviously knitted (everyone wears all of their best knitted work there) and I almost followed her to ask her where I could get the pattern, I loved it so much. I am now sorry I did not, because weeks of searching did not help me find the ultimate pattern similar to the one she had used. That is so frustrating!! I did come upon this pattern and I bought Mini Mochi to knit it with, I am not unhappy with the results!


I am going to go right ahead and make another one because I bought so much of the yarn it will yield another scarf!! Some lucky person may be getting a Triangular Scarf for their birthday!!

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