Monday, February 9, 2015

wintery weekend fun

i decided to knit an infinity scarf. it was another one of those bees in my bonnet, because i'm sure it will go unworn. i love the trend of oversize scarves wrapped beguilingly around the neck. well, i'm to short, and not really a beguiling sort. i looked through lots of patterns, without much success, when i got the idea to go moebius. dug through the real book self and found the cat bordhi book on moebius knitting. again, no pattern suited my mindset, but there were lots of parts and pieces that did. i threw caution to the wind and cast on. i've been knitting along for quite some time and i'm not sure if there is any progress. with 200 stitches, it takes a bit of time to go round the row!
it was perfect knitting for the winter piano recital (although the dude sitting next to me kept staring at it like it was going to bite him :)
saturday was the celebration of the knitting circle's first year. tina (the knitter behind the knitting circle) chose to celebrate at the century club with several vendors and lots of fibery people. i was there to help amythefibergoddess, and enjoy the warmth inside on a wintery rochester day!

lots and lots of fabulous stuff from many talented hands. i treated myself to stitch markers and some delightful dk weight sw merino dyed by gnarled paw.
i've wanted to play with her yarn for quite a while. i saw her yarn last summer at tina's, but there wasn't a colorway that spoke to me. this one.... screamed my name. i brought it home, balled it up and cast on! there was a sweet little shawl that winked at me during the event, so i tracked it down. it helps break up the monotony of the moebius!

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