Sunday, January 30, 2011

Movies, Ten and Eleven

 Ah.....there is nothing like a bit of fresh yarn in a basket to get me all excited.  I bought these beautiful hanks of yarn for my new hexagon bag.  I had so much fun yarn shopping.  I am beside myself excited about starting this new project.  I think it will be great fun to see how felting will completely change the feel of the bag.
 This scarf is hot off the loom. This is the same scarf I made for my friend Terri.  I had extra yarn so I thought I would make another one.  I put a lace edge through the middle to create a little difference.  Do you make a project with one person in mind then realize it is for someone else entirely?  I was going to give this to a friend but as I took it off the loom I knew it had to be for someone else.
 My friend Tammy is losing her beloved dog Norman.  Norman is a beagle and he is 14 1/2.  He is older than his human brother by 9 months.  I feel so bad for their family as they treat Norman  like most of us treat our pets, as part of the family.  I think Tammy will need something soft to wrap around herself in the next few days.
 The scarf above will be making its way to my niece as soon as I pop it in the mail.  This was made from the very fun Pagewood Farm U-Knitted Nations yarn.  So fast, and fun to knit with these little flower type pieces popping right out of the knitted fabric.
This scarf has been my car project.  I knit it while waiting at school to pick up my son, or when picking him up from swim practice.  I casted on 9 stitches, on size 17 needles, and knit.  So simple yet so much fun.  There are only 50 yards per skein so the yardage is a bit short for the price of the yarn.  But it was still my third scarf made from this yarn so I would say it is a bit addicting.  Now a new week of work and life as a very busy Mom awaits me.  I don't think there will be much time to knit or crochet, but I will grab it when I can.

We just came home from a visit to the movies to see The King's Speech.  Absolutely wonderful movie, the acting (not that I am an expert), was wonderful.  Colin Firth was fantastic.  I had tears in my eyes at the end.  I highly recommend this movie to everyone.  You will laugh and you will cry, and because it is true it is even more wonderful.

Hope you are able to find some time for yourself as the week unfolds to do what makes you happy.  Have a wonderful day.


by Teresa said...

Love your projects, the person getting your shawl will love it! I want to see that movie too, seems like I haven't seen a movie in a theater in ages! Hubby is not much for theaters. But I go with my sister! :-)
Have a great week, hugs, Teresa

Sara said...

Lovely scarves! I never thought to keep a little project in the car. Seems I am always waiting on my daughter these days. She is a freshman this year and is almost overly involved in extracurriculars. Maybe I will give this a try. So sorry to hear about your friends pup. Its always hard to let them go. xo

A. Warped, knitter said...

Your woven scarf is lovely. And I agree about The King's Speech- it was a wonderful movie, I'm glad you had the chance to enjoy it.

Clara said...

Thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog.

I've become a follower of yours, you do such wonderful work. I'll be back to visit often.

Janet said...

Love the woven shawl, and your little cute scarf you knit. I love to take a small easy project with me, wherever I go. I even take a small knit bag to church with me. We usually arrive early, and stay after for coffee and fellowship. This helps to keep me busy.