Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A little of this, A little of that

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.

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE that pattern!

And 10 pounds is awesome!! Congrats!

Lesalicious said...

Love the scarf you whipped up. Great job with the knitted scarf. So cute, Good luck on that.

Bezzie said...

HOly crap, you've really taken to knitting--most people wait a long time to tackle lace.

Love the sister scarf too! But wait, I'm only 62" tall--how tall is your petite sister???

Laura said...

How pretty that white scarf is! You must not get cold easily, because I've been wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, fleece jacket, fleece pants, and two pairs of socks around my house, and am still freezing!

I agree with Bezzie on that knitted scarf - I'm astounded how you picked up knitting so easily! I can't even figure out how cast on, let alone knit anything. : ( I got a pink scarf in that same design as a PIF gift - it's a really pretty design. I can't wait to see yours when it's done.

Laura said...

P.S. Congratulations on the weight loss!

photomom45 said...

Oh how I wish I could lose weight (make my self get of the couch and go do something) I am such a lazy head when aubrey is sleeping these days....I just enjoy the couple of minutes alone and I gorge on food of any sort! The scarf is beautiful...and I tried knitting....HAHA ya right I made about 5 inches long of "something" not to sure what it really was, and gave up...i'm getting better at knitting though

Karen said...

*shakes fist at washing machine and felting* Sorry, I'm still bitter about my FBoY (Felted Ball of Yarn).

Holy cow, look at your lace!! You GO!

And congrats on the weight loss. I have only weighed myself once since joining the gym, and I had lost 3 lbs. I guess it's time to see the damage again.

CraftyAshley said...

I agree hooking is so much faster than knitting to me as well. Thanks for sharing that pattern. Congrats on the weight loss!

Riohnna said...

Beautiful scarf!! I made a shawl out of wool which felted very easily. I am sure it is a doily by now.

Ally said...

Love that white scarf, so pretty! Knitting is fun but too so for me so I leave that to my hubby. =)

The scarf looks great so far. Congrats on losing 10 lbs too!

Zu said...

Ooh I would have been very upset about the whole felting scarf incident.
Atleast you took it well and came up with a beautiful replacement!

Mimi said...

Good job on the knitted lace!
I wonder if the felted scarf can be made into a purse...
Congrats on the weight loss too :D

Subway Hooker said...

Wow, where to start? First, congrats on the weight loss! 10+ is significant and noticeable. And you are doing an AWESOME job on the knitted scarf! I gots to try me that one! I'm looking for something to make my BFF, who lost her job last week and is taking it very badly. I'm thinking of knitting her a shawl, and that pattern looks like it will make a nice one.

Cami said...

Love the scarf!~ Supe cute. Congrats on the 10 lbs.