Sunday, January 25, 2009

if everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?

'Everyone' is making this scarf. Well, I guess everyone was except me! So, I had to do it. 4 skiens of Noro silk garden and a pair of size 7 needles later.... I present to you the Noro Striped Scarf. Wow was it fun! I can see why so many people are making this scarf. I am ready to make another, just for the fun of it. They way Noro is dyed it stripes in such amazing ways, and in this pattern it really shows. I kept knitting (well into the wee hours of the morning) just because I wanted to see what color would come next. It was very exciting. The pattern is by Elizabeth Zimmerman but Brooklyn Tweed really made this pattern rock. The pattern goes like this: first you get 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden in a 'light' color, then you get 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden in a 'dark' color and a pair of size 7 needles. It really has to be size 7 otherwise it just does not look right. Then you cast on 39 stitches. Work in knit one, purl one rib throught....slipping the first and last stitch of every even numbered row purlwise. This make that amazing edge and lets the scarf lay super flat. So 'if everyone jumped off the Noro bridge, would you?' Make this's delicious.

Friday, January 16, 2009


On my way to the yarn shop, I drive around a wildlife sanctuary, across the street is a Fire Station. The firemen love to feed the ducks and the ducks love to be fed. The issue here is the street separating the two. The answer is; a Duck Crossing! Here is the sign (which I am certain the ducks are blissfully unaware) and ...the ducks...tah dah! I did have to wait in a line of cars for the ducks to cross the street in single file and was able to snap this photo through my car window. I got some wonderful yarn, Noro silk garden, to make a scarf. I will post photos of it shortly....sweeeet.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Melba's Close Up

Welcome 2009, and the year of the Ox. I am a rat. 2008 was the year of the Rat. Having it be your year is not all that it is cracked up to be. I have been writing 2009 on things since last February... odd.
Here is my guinea pig Miss Melba Toast, as you can see she is very excited about her close up. She wishes you all a healthy, happy and prosperous (which could mean 'full of carrots and fresh romaine') New Year, and so do I. A Happy and Delicious New Year to You!