I was rereading my last several posts and noticed how negative they were – blech! Enough of that. I’m in a happy mood now that most of the difficulties of the last few weeks are behind me, Thanksgiving is almost here, and there’s so much in the next several weeks to look forward to. Yay! I just love this time of year.
So, I was encouraged by how quickly my first Purl Scarf came together, and decided to make another one for someone else on my list. She, too, might click over from facebook, so I will refrain from mentioning her by name. The odds that my family members are in the least bit interested in knitting talk are fairly astronomical, but just in case, I’ll stick with anonymity for these things.
Pattern: “The Purl Scarf” from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Needle: Size 15
Modifications: None, aside from making it shorter – 60 inches (before fringe) seems like plenty to me.
It is sooooo soft, I can’t even describe it. I think I want one for myself. I know I do, actually. Do I give in to the urge, or do I just keep cranking these puppies out for more people on my gift list? Oh, the dilemma. One thing I do know, after all of this girly pink and purple stuff, I really could use a green fix. Maybe even blue.
By the way, I have to show you my new coat.
Last week, I said to Neil, “I would really like a nice black wool car coat.” He suggested I put it on my Christmas list, but I didn’t really want a coat to the exclusion of some of the actual fun toys on my list, so I resisted. I thought maybe I could find something appropriate at the thrift shop.
And I did! Which, honestly shocked me. I don’t usually have the kind of thrifting luck that has me finding exactly what I was looking for. So, $10 for my new coat. You can’t tell from the picture, but it is about mid-thigh length and quite slimming on me. What’s not to like about that? I think I need to knit myself a scarf to go with it…