Monday, October 8, 2007

A Day Off

Today's Columbus Day for those in the U.S., so I celebrated by having a day off of school, sleeping in, watching some trashy court shows on TV, knitting, eating a warm lunch for once, reading, knitting, and cleaning (not much progress with the cleaning, so I'll spare you the photos from it).

The Easy Flame Lace Scarf is coming along, though to you it doesn't look much different than before. I promise it's longer. I'm loving the pattern and the yarn (Laceweight Malabrigo) since the pattern is ridiculously easy and yarn feels like butter, but the Susan Bates metal needles I'm using are holding me back. After awhile of knitting it all just feels tight and metallic - yuck. I'm not sure why this happens after knitting for some time (maybe I just don't notice it at first?), but I'm taking some breaks and trying to get through it.

And I love this stuff so much that I bought another couple of skeins. I'm not sure yet if I'll make more Easy Flames or not, but they sure are pretty to look at, no?


Felicia said...

Sounds like a wonderful day :) Beautiful yarn.

Anonymous said...

where is the easy flame pattern?


Queen of the froggers said...

Thank you for commenting. That sounds like a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I'm your "upstream" mitten buddy. I love the color choices you've laid out, it will make this project so much more fun. I'm so glad I didn't get someone with all slurries and grays to knit for! Boo to that! I love color and I love knitting with luscious color even more. As I read through your blog, it looks like we have quite a few things in common, so it should be lots of fun getting to know you better.

-Your Mitten Pal

p.s. Who is your favorite artist?

Sarah said...

Oh Dear Mitten Pal,
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Things are crazy around here right now, but I should write more in the blog in the next couple of days.