Archive - May 27, 2006

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Scarves

I've been working on scarves!  I referenced one that I was working on in a previous blog entry.  I finished that one on Tuesday and it looks so cool:

 BIG FLUFFY SCARF DETAIL

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My Works In Progress

I just wanted to share what I've been working on lately.  The first is my 17-years-or-so-in-the-making cable sweater.  After having knit only simple garter stitch, with a yarn-over and two knit stitch border dishrags as a boy, this sweater was the very first thing I started on as an adult.  That was when I was about 25 or so.  I've got the back, one sleeve, and now a lot of the front completed.  My goal is to have it completed by this fall. Check out the 80s hair!  Smile

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Presenting the Grocery Bag Recycling Dispenser

My boyfriend recently noticed my grocery bag dispenser, which I bought at the 'everythings $1' store years ago.  It's a simple square of cloth, sewn together like a tube with elastic on the bottom.  You put those plastic grocery bags in the top and fish one out with your finger from the bottom.  It's a handy little place to store grocery bags, which I prefer to recycle rather than throw them away. It really is a pretty cool cheap-ass gadget.  He marveled at it and said, "you could knit this". 

"Of course I can," I told him. 

So I chose the cheapest, gawdiest yarn I could find (Red Heart Super Saver, in Bikini) and cast on a tube.  Admittedly, I should have started with a few rounds of garter stitch, but I wasn't thinking at the time.  I fixed the resulting curl by putting in a drawstring at the top (it's Ticker Tape, in case you're wondering), from which it hangs.