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March 06, 2009

Abandoned book "Split Second" by David Baldacci

Okay, so Mom's anxiously awaiting the picture of the finished headboard that goes into the guest room, but I don't have a long enough dowel yet (I'm going into town today), so it's not mounted. And, uh... I'll have to clean off the guest bed so that I can get a decent picture of the ensemble. And un-stack the nightstands. And get the non-book stuff off of the bookcase. [snort]

But I have actually done something this week that is fiber-related. First off, let me introduce you to the Crossed Cables scarf*:

Crossed Cables

The pattern is Celtic Cable Scarf by Vanessa Lewis, found on Ravelry here and at the Kraemer Yarns website here. Yarn is a pretty bright aqua wool that J gave to me; it's a heavy worsted. I'm using US 10½ needles.

I found an "oops" where one of the cables went over instead of under - I woulda fixed it, except I found it 20 rows later - and I'm only on row 34!! Then, when I was talking to Grace about it, I realized that what I thought was an "oops" was actually the way the designer wrote and knitted it in the sample. Hmmm. Will. Not. T-t-twitch. I suppose that I have to be strong on this. I could fix the recent (2 rows back) over/under now, but then there'd be that one that was 20 rows back and I don't wanna do that. And I certainly would pop a vein if one cable was over when the rest of them are under. Nope. I'll just have to be strong.
*So, it's officially a scarf. It's awfully wide, I think, for a scarf (because of my yarn/needles, I'm sure). That, and if I wore this color up next to my face, someone would start lining up pallbearers and bringing hotdish to Mr. W.

It might end up being something else, like a bag, unless I find someone who thinks their life would never be complete unless they owned this scarf.

I also finished (?) my Red Delicious BOM Block #2. The "real" colors are a little more vibrant, but this is a pretty close representation:

Red Delicious Block 2

Did you know that there's now a Yahoo! group for this BOM? You can join here, if you're interested. It's amazing how different the blocks are from quilter to quilter. I've seen orange ones and purple ones and blue-China-looking ones. There's even a member who's using a black backgroud and bright fabrics. WAY cool! I haven't seen anyone else who inks their blocks, but there's some incredible (and impressive) handwork on display. This is the most 'international' BOM that I can remember being part of.

I'm on to Block #3 eventually - but that white board behind my sewing room door is still laden with FEBRUARY's schedule, so #3 will have to head to the back of the line.


permalink 3 Comments:
At 3/09/2009 7:37 AM, Blogger Darcie Babbled Back:  

Your knitted worked-in-progress is just luscious looking! Yum. I love a wide scarf. I love a skinny one too. Scarves...can a girl have too many?

And you're right...it would make a delightful bag too. Or a clutch perhaps? Those are so "in" these days. Regardless...it is truly gorgeous! And I think if anyone else notices that a cable is over when it should have been under, or vice versa...they've got WAY too much time on their hands!!! Any maybe they're just WAY too close too!

Your BOM is lovely!!!

At 3/22/2009 8:48 PM, Blogger Julie Babbled Back:  

Your red delish block is stunning! And I would never notice a cable being over or under instead of the other way. It looks great!

At 4/01/2009 10:53 AM, Blogger Carrie P. Babbled Back:  

This block is awesome. I am two blocks behind but I am doing mine in redwork.

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