Thursday, July 23, 2009
Oh My Goodness, It's Done!
The scarf is done! How crazy is that? I never thought it would knit up so fast and easy! I ran out of yarn at about 40 inches, but I think I'll block it next here and see how much it'll grow just from that. I'm super happy with it! Of course now that means I definitely have to move on to the winter hat that's been sitting around forever. hehe Mr. Pie and I are headed in to Roanoke today (the next biggest city around, about an hour away) to catch a movie on the big screen, so I'll have some knitting time today in the car. YAY!
What am I going to do when school starts and *I* have to be the one driving? I don't think anyone has invented a way to knit and drive at the same time, have they?? That would be awesome! ;) I've only got about 5 weeks until the beginning of all the school orientation festivities! Summer is going by faster now, I think. I still have tons of knitting that needs to get started! Ahhh!
My mom's scarf definitely needs to get started. I know I've mentioned this before, that she's requested a gay pride rainbow scarf. I've decided not to do stripes because in a scarf that means lots of little ends sticking out when I switch colours. Then I thought to dye it myself in koolaid and do a cool ROYGBIV thing, but then I remembered that she's pretty much allergic to all animal hair, and I myself have no attempted cotton or bamboo or anything yet. So instead, I've been on the hunt for a great rainbow yarn that I can use. I've put a few feelers out on Ravelry to see if anyone does a custom dye like this, and here's what I've found so far:
This is the closest as I've been able to come. It's perfect colour, and it's a cotton/rayon blend, but it's lace weight. I've been scared to start up with this yarn because I'm thinking it will take forever to get the scarf done! I may have to bite the bullet though and just order it. What do you guys think? It's going to be for this scarf, Jubilee by Norah Gaughan:
I can't believe that tomorrow is Find a Deal Friday already! Yay!