Interstellar Adventures

March 6, 2006

Why I sat on the couch all afternoon Sunday

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 9:53 am

Nick asked if I was going to blog about the Oscars. I said I didn’t know. Here’s all I have to say: Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Felicity Huffman, Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightly, Michelle Williams, Jessica Alba — Fabulous Dresses. Philip Seymour Hoffman…I love him. I didn’t think Jon Stewart did that good of a job hosting, but he was OK for his first year I guess. There.

On Saturday, I bought some yarn. Expensive yarn. I didn’t mean to. It just kind of happened. It wasn’t even the yarn I was looking for. I was wanting to make a cute shrug I found in a magazine, but out of the thousands of skeins of yarn in this yarn store, they didn’t have the weight/color combination I was looking for. I was with my grandma. She was buying some yarn to finish a scarf for herself. Near the checkout was a gorgeous shawl made in a mohair/rayon boucle mix with a chenille fringe. I picked it up and knew I had to have one just like it. The lady at the counter told me it was a very easy shawl to make. The yarn basket was right next to the checkout. I picked the first color I saw in the basket and knew that was it. Poppies. Fourth row, fifth from left. The color in the sample isn’t quite right online though. It’s more of a rich scarlet jewel-tone red rather than a orangy-pinkish color. Once I get the shawl done, I have to go back to find the fringe. They didn’t have quite the right color. But the fringe will be made from this, possibly the 3600 color.

It only took two skeins of the La Boheme, but they were $29.00 each. Oh, and $20.00 for a pair of size 17, circular bamboo knitting needles. And I didn’t even buy the skein of yarn for the fringe! I’ve never bought such expensive yarn! But it’s knitting up beautifully! I’ll post a picture when I’m done. I’m about half-way through in just a day.

If you knit, this is sooo easy. On size 17 circular needles; CO 3 stitches; K1, YO, Knit to end. Repeat until you have approximately 4 yards of yarn remaining. Bind off knitwise. Then add fringe in the stiches created from the YO stitch.

If you don’t knit, and you end up falling in love with the finished product, I might be talked into knitting one for you if you pay for the yarn!

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7 Comments »

  1. Oh my God! I didn’t realize yarn was so expensive. That’s crazy!

    Comment by Jolynn — March 6, 2006 @ 10:54 am |Reply

  2. I’d like to learn how to knit. Maybe you could show me sometime.

    Comment by Brittany — March 6, 2006 @ 11:17 am |Reply

  3. Holy Canoli! That is very expensive yarn, but I can’t wait to see the finished project.

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 — March 6, 2006 @ 11:53 am |Reply

  4. I don’t knit either, but my hub’s grandmother was here for a week, she is constantly knitting something. I have dozens of sweaters that she has made for our entire family.
    Can’t wait to see the finished project!!
    I thought the yarn was expensive too, but… you only live once. I say, put your hard earned dollars into something just for you!

    Comment by Laura — March 6, 2006 @ 3:07 pm |Reply

  5. It’s going to be pretty when you’re done. I’m glad it’s starting to look like a shawl, I was worried about what you were making for a while.

    Will you sew my Superman blanket when you’re done?

    Comment by An Observer — March 6, 2006 @ 3:45 pm |Reply

  6. Whoo! For that price, you better show us!

    I haven’t knitted since 8th grade home-ec. I may be a bit rusty.

    Comment by abbynormal — March 6, 2006 @ 5:01 pm |Reply

  7. I suck at knitting. Onemore thing you can do better than me 😉

    Comment by MommaK — March 6, 2006 @ 10:13 pm |Reply


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