On Christmas 2007, I gave my sister (Inky Binky, not the twins) a scarf. A 100% wool scarf. I gave her the instructions not to wash it in hot water or throw it in the dryer. Can you see where I'm headed with this?
Fast forward to January 2009. Lil sis drops the scarf, gets it dirty and throws it into the hamper. At this point, its been over a year since the washing instructions were given and she doesn't mention anything to the laundry lady...err, I mean my mother. My mom proceeds to do the laundry, totally unaware of the washing instructions from 2007 and washes the poor helpless scarf in hot water. Much felting ensued. Oy vey!
Inky asked me to make her another scarf since that one is thick as can be and approximately long enough for a midget to wear (little people for those who insist on being pc). I decided to make my standby Ifeoma scarf in acrylic, so she can wash and dry it as much as she wants. I even threw it in the washer and dryer to make sure it would hold up. Man, its soft now!
I know it looks short, but its 60" and Inky is super petite, so I didn't want it to be overwhelmingly long for her.
(scarf and a tank top...makes total sense to me!)
I've been getting the itch to practice my knitting, since its been awhile since I picked up the sticks. I'm not one to have much patience with doing the same thing over and over, so I decided to challenge myself (just a little) and try a pattern that include decreases and increases. Its the Feather and Fan scarf.
(sorry for the bad pic quality...wintertime picture taking sucks)
So far, I seem to understand the pattern and its coming out pretty good me thinks. Knitting is much slower for me than hooking, so at this rate I figure I should be all done with this scarf by April or so. Just in time for warmer weather! ;)
Ahhh, I also forgot to tell you guys about the 3rd weigh in, which was last Friday. I lost 2.1 pounds last week, making my total loss 10.6 pounds. I can't see a difference yet, but my pants are a bit looser. Woot woot! If I can keep losing about 2 pounds a week, I'll be really happy. The elliptical and I still don't love each other, but we're learning to live with each other.