Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's all the same...

Yes, I am still knitting away on the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf and I must say that I am enjoying it immensely. The pattern makes it look woven. I know, I can't believe I don't have more finished on it but I am working on other crafty things for Christmas gifts that I can not disclose due to possible recipients reading this blog.  So you are currently stuck with looking at my not even 1/2 finished Koigu scarf.  

At Noble knitters on Wednesday, there was one knitter, Nancy, who was modeling her finished one.  Gorgeous.  And Pat, whom I seem to copy a lot, was knitting one in just one colorway.  And it was gorgeous.  So I don't see how you can go wrong with any combination you would choose. 

Tomorrow I leave for a business trip to California and that equates to a 5 hour and 5 minute plane ride that will be dedicated to knitting.  I will accidentally/on purpose put my laptop in my suitcase which will be stored above my head in the overhead container.  Since I have been diligent about changing my MIDDLE seat ALL weekend, I have just been successful.  I am at a window.  I prefer aisle but better than having a person on both sides.  This plane has 2/3/2 seating...  The Yarn Grove will have limited shipping this week but all orders should ship by Thursday, Aug. 26.

So I must finish packing which I have procrastinated enough about.  I leave you with a darling photo of my precious  Mini Island Boy who loves hanging out by the pool... 

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Churchmouse and some Koigu...

I am such a copier sometimes.  Or maybe I should just say that I get inspired by other knitters enthusiasm and projects.  Yes, that sounds better!  Last week at Noble Knitters, there were 3 knitters who had started this Churchmouse Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf pattern.  I loved the look of it.  The stitch makes the scarf appear to be woven.  You choose 3 skeins of Koigu KPPPM in 3 different colorways. It magically looks awesome in many different color combinations.

I went to my local LYS, Cast-on-Cottage  this past Monday because I remembered seeing Churchmouse patterns in their shop.   They were sold out of them!  Arggghhhh.  Must be really popular.  So I left empty handed, came home and did a search on the internet and found the pattern for a $5.00 download.  Tuesday I returned to Cast on Cottage to purchase 3 skeins of Koigu.  Last night I cast on for my own linen stitch scarf.  I am very excited about this!

This makes 3 projects I have going on at one time.  Very unusual for me but I honestly couldn't wait to cast this scarf on.  I haven't been this excited about a project in a while...  Anyone else knit this?