In case anyone was wondering whether it’s better to work at home, I present to you today’s Wondermark. And I have two cats (read the comic for this to appear relevant).
The next scarf: I like this one, I think the colours are nice, and though they’re not distributing randomly as I expected them to, I like the pattern they’re making. And boy, is that stitch pattern easy. Like stocking stitch only not mind-numbingly boring. Good TV knitting.
Yes, it is done. Who’d’a’ thunk there’d be so much fuss over a simple chevron stitch scarf. Just shows how much extra work I can turn a project into when I really put my mind to it!
There’s another WIP on the needles already, but it’s only got three rows so you don’t get a picture yet. Ha! So there. I will not be rushed! Of course that one requires following a pattern so I’ll be starting another simple scarf tonight to work on while watching a couple of Sopranos episodes.
We’re going to be away from home for a significant part of the holidays this year, so decided not to get a yule tree and just enjoy everyone else’s. This is a little tricky for me since the tree is by far my favourite part of the whole deal (I mean. other than the visiting and the eating and such). The smell, the woodsiness (yes, I know the city ones come from a row in a lot with very little woodsiness to it, but it still feels like through the wardrobe to me), the general pagan atmosphere it instills. I love opening up my box of decorations; so many of them were gifts from friends or family and make me think of the person who gave it to me; some are family heirlooms and make me feel connected to my past, something that’s rare for me given how my family is all scattered across North America and I don’t see a the extended (or even immediate) members very often. And of course some of them are just plain sparkly, which I like 🙂
But really, in these darkening days, when it seems that the sun has just given up and left us to our own devices, I think it’s the lights that are most important. So, I have lights.
Considering the yucca was grown from a cutting off a plant that my sister and I gave my mom for Mother’s Day when we were young, I guess it’s pretty good for making me feel connected.
Progress on the scarf (again):
[aside]Wow, that’s some ugly lighting… Sorry – next time I’ll remember to take pictures before the sun goes down AT 4:45PM!!! Unreal. And it’s only going to get worse for the next month, then oh-so-sloh-oh-oh-ooooowly better until we get back to reasonable sunset times. This morning I finished my yoga while it was still dark. Pathetic is what it is, just sad really. Sigh.[/aside]
Then there’s the In the Round WIP. Can you guess what it is? No, it’s not a hat, though I suppose at this stage it could still become one if I change my mind…
Maybe tonight I’ll finish the scarf. One thing’s for sure; this sucker is the right width. I know this is for sure because I tried several other widths, and I’m not trying any more. Hopefully it will be the right length; there’s another 50g ball of the Fritidsgarn, so however long that makes it will be the right length.
Now I just have to figure out one more person, and it’ll all be set. Something soft and silky, I think, because she is not tolerating of the itchy & scratchy.
It will look like this.
But I have these to keep me warm.
So I think it’s going to be OK.