"Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we'll write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time." --Napoleon Bonaparte, on his way into exile.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Curling, Part...?

The curling continues... Posted by Hello

Another FO! Yay me. This was, truly, the first project I picked out after my crocheted scarf.

Mom shared a blocking technique from a friend of hers (who swears by this method), using an upholstery block, T-pins, and a spritz bottle. Get it good and wet and let it dry overnight. It behaved until I wore it; the warmth of my body un-blocked it (this is where that Downy Wrinkle Releaser-technique might come in handy...I wonder if it smells all perfumey, though?)

Also, the pattern called for a silk/wool blend, but I went cheap (and comfortable, for me) with a cotton/acrylic blend ($3 a skein as opposed to $6 a skein). Perhaps that is my overall problem. Hey, I'd love to use the quality stuff, but being allergic to wool doesn't make it worthwhile. I wear a beloved knit hat with merino ribbing, but it drives me insane with itching! I've been waiting to get used to it all luck so far.

I have a matching hat for this scarf to knit yet, but I'm trying to figure out how to do it in the round as opposed to the flat method in the pattern. So far all I've figured out is that I'll have to get rid of a couple of cast-on stitches, to make up for the seam and keep the pattern intact.

In non-curling news, I have my first Close To My Heart party since May, this Friday at my friend Carrie's. Karen helped it get off to a great start by meeting me at Jungle Java, where we ended up sitting in my car so she could look through a new catalog (she can't make it to the party on Friday). Wouldn't you know it, after talking about visiting Jungle Java all day with Tess (who was almost looking forward to it, as I assured her "Kicking Boy" would NOT be there), she fell soundly asleep and didn't wake up until we were safely back at home.


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