Monday, January 28, 2008

Not much knitting...

I really haven't completed much these days other than this scarf. Unfortunately, I seem to be having an arthritis flare up. I haven't had any arthritic pain in over twelve years, and then last week BANG, and I mean BANG. In case you wonder what it feels like: close your eyes and imagine someone banging a hammer on your fingers or toes. Painful huh? Well last week when it started, it felt exactly like that in my fingers AND toes. Thank god my anti-inflammatory have started working, and the inflammation and swelling is not as bad.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sophie's new friend

Here's Sophie's new friend, Tequilla. She's a year and half and was given to our sitter because her owners were always travelling and barely knew her. The poor girl needed a stable home, and Sophie couldn't be happier to have her as a friend.

Continuing with my scarmania fest, I have completed yet another scarf. This one is for my mother-in-law who's starting to really hate the cold. She despises going outside when it's cold. I've used the alpaca yarn I bought when we went to visit an alpaca farm last march. This should keep her warm, as alpaca is four times warmer than merino.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Since I'm done with my Christmas knitting, all I've been knitting are scarves. I can't exactly blame it on the cold, as we've been having both cold and warm days. Maybe I just needed something quick and easy to knit...

I've knitted this one to go with my winter coat. It's from Wisdom Yarn's Poem, colour 571. I used three balls, but I should have bought four. I like my scarves to be on the longish side.

This one, I made for my friend John in St Louis who's battling cancer. I also made him a hat to go with it, but the picture where my husband was modelling the hat was atrocious. This one is made with Paton's SWS in Natural Earth, and I used four balls.

The last scarf, which I just finished, is for a little girl whose been long awaited for. My husband's colleague and her husband were unable to have children, so they adopted a little girl from India. The adoption process was long and frustrating for them, as they had to deal with multiple delays, and two additional (unplanned) trips to India. Finally, little Uma got home and a newly formed family has been quite happy together. I've used SWS in Natural Plum.