a knit to build a dream on

Knitting Drew's Scarf

Things are moving along with Andrew’s scarf… I think I was being a bit too ambitious to think I will have it done early enough to ship to him for Christmas.  A sis can dream though can’t she?  I still will be working on it solo (for now). I’m almost through the first skein… boy, is there a lot of milage out of this Sundara yarn!  Of Course I’m totally in love with the pattern, too.    IT really does look like it’s a scarf you could get at Neiman or Bergdorff’s. (yes… still dreaming here)

sundara dk silky merino

I had the chilly day off today.  It’s nice to sleep in every once in a while (sans guilt).  I took a quick trip to NYC to have lunch with my boyfriend and returned home to knit a bit more and it looks like tonight is going to be a blockbuster night.  It’s a Jack Sparrow evening!  Having nothing really to do allowed me to really get a good look at all the yarn I have…

My stash has accumulated more than I realized! I’ve got a few skeins of bulky Brown Sheep that will be going into some Christmas hats (originally purchased to make a felted bulletin board)… I also came across some artyarns ultramerino that I had bought for the Stained Glass Scarf from Handknit Holidays.  I accidentally bought a lighter weight and never returned it.  I think it’s going to go perfectly for Eunny’s mittens! I have some more Brown Sheep cotton fleece bought because I could’t decide on the color of my RR. Plus other skeins here and there.  And you’d think I wouldn’t buy more…

Ha! I’m talking to the choir here, aren’t I?  I also just purchased some Classic Tweed from Webs for the Central Park hoodie from knitscene.  I haven’t gotten it off my mind since I saw it over on Carrie’s.  The yarn was on sale so it just had to be done.  I also added to my knit library.  I went to B&N yesterday and bought Knitting for Peace, the new Craft mag (it had me at the knitted robots on the cover), and Amy Butler’s In Stitches (the last is technically a gift for mom, but you Know I will be borrowing it). 

Books and Yarn

This arsenal of yarns and books will certainly keep me busy right on through the New Year (as well as thoughts of sew machines running through my head).  I’m also quite certain that there will be other sparks of inspration that will make me veer from my current knitty path.  And so be it! That’s the fun!   

3 thoughts on “a knit to build a dream on

  1. Marie says:

    I’ve been thinking about this scarf pattern for a while but hesitated to cable without a needle. Your beautiful work has inspired me to order that blood red Sundara yarn and take the plunge!
    BTW this is my first comment but I visit regularly for inspiration!


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