Friday, November 04, 2005

Basketweave - just in time!

So I don't think that Paul's mother reads this site. I figure if she did, she would have mentioned it. With that in mind, here is one of her Christmas presents:

Yes, it is a basketweave ("magic") scarf. With edges. It's a bit longer than this now, and lives on different needles. Here is the problem - I'm sick of it. It takes for-ev-er. And there's a goof up - you can't see it in this picture, but I assure you, it is in the future of this picture. Current past. Hope that makes sense. But it's worsted yarn on size 8 needles and it's driving me crazy. So I started making a scarf my mom asked for a bazillion years ago, and now that I'm faster at knitting (in general) it won't take a bazillion years to make. I'm calling it a Muppet Pelt scarf because, well, that's what the girls at youknitwhat would call it. I'm willing to accept the fact that I'm knitting the pelt of a Muppet.

D is for Dead Muppet!

Anyway, the point of this is that basketweave is officially moving from the front burner to the back burner or possibly the warm oven for the time being. The mother-in-law's birthday is in March. Do people still like scarves in March?

Looook, I was gonna be lazy and then wasn't. Are you proud? This is the basketweave scarf today. Obviously in need of a good blocking.


Rhett said...

i love it! pelt of muppet is beautiful... but why wait till march to give the MIL her scarf... hurry.... christ mas is 51 days away!

Yarn Abuse said...

I think the basketweave scarf looks nice, and the muppet pelt is cute, too. Heeheehee.