Hello, kittens! Happy November to you all. Hope your All Hallow’s Eve was no trick and all treat. As for me, I slept through the whole thing. The BCs and Julie took part in a haunted house. I got the BC13 to pose for this shot when they got home (after midnight), so I could document his brain-eating-zombie-about-to-pounce look. At the haunted house, he was concealed behind a bush, then would lurch up and out on his knees, scaring the bejeesus out of folks.
(Side note: who knew zombies could pounce? Not I.)
I spent my night off watching TV (the last half of MI: III, the last third of some Lifetime movie, some comedian/magician on Comedy Central) while finishing the knitting portion on my second potato chip scarf.
Once the sun came up, I took a couple of pics of it, folded and draped to show all of the color changes in only 2 pictures, plus one shot of the base yarns (second skeins of each, same color/dye lots), so you could see from whence the striping sequences came.
Sure you do!
First, the base yarns.
I think the colors are richer, darker, more saturated, than this in person, but you get the idea.
Next, the scarf folded to show the pink end:
Now, the other shot, showing the purple end:
I debated doing this scarf extra long, by adding a second skein of each, but decided against it. As I have the extra yarn, however, I think I’m going to add fringe, then make a pair of fingerless mittens to match. Or a hat. Ah, decisions, decisions!
Oh, I pulled the Baby Einstein (Baby Albert?) out of timeout. It was rescued by a successful foray at my LYS, where I found a coordinating yarn to use with the lilac Bernat Lu Lu.** The new yarn (which is NOT discontinued) is a tiny bit fuzzier than the Lu Lu, but it’s every bit as silky soft. It’s Plymouth Yarn’s Heaven Lite, in color 80, which is mostly white with a few specks of color, including a surprising match for the lilac of the Lu Lu.
This morning, while getting caught up online on Lie to Me, Warehouse 13 and Stargate Universe, I added the Heaven Lite to the Lu Lu and was pleased with how they work together. I knit the front and back bodices. Now all that’s left are the sleeves, the edging stitches (to be done in the Lu Lu I have left), and the buttons.
Wanna see how the yarns look in situ?
Sure you do!
A few more hours should put the FO stamp on it. Maybe I’ll get the knitting done tonight (a very rare third night off in a row!)… who knows?
And if I get in a finishing mood, I could complete the scarf tonight, too.
Wait, two FOs in a night? From me?? Is that even possible?
Check back Monday for a progress report!
** Robin H, thanks for the suggestion. In fact, I was going to hit Ravelry up for help if I didn’t find anything at the LYS, but didn’t go there first. Mostly ’cause I didn’t want to have to wait for something to get mailed to me. Can you say “impatient”?