Currently Listening to "Night Minds," Missy Higgins.
Yesterday was my sister Courtney's birthday.
Happy Birthday, Courtney!
Happy Birthday, Courtney!
One of my favorite Courtney pictures...
hanging with goofy Abby last year
Knitting Group Wednesday
One of the reasons it was so easy for me to fall in love with knitting is the amazing knitting group I've been a part of since Summer 2008. The group varies in size, and while we have had a strange bird or two drift in and out of the group, the core five or six individuals that attend are amazing. Very diverse in ages, backgrounds, hometowns, knit skill level, and careers, the women (and one man!) who have kept the group alive make Wednesdays very easy for me to look forward to.
Plus, it doesn't hurt that the group meets at a fun wine/coffee bar in Downtown Raleigh, which (as of January 2nd!) is all now officially smoke-free!! Woo-hoo NC!!
I haven't been in a while, especially since I was tutoring till pretty late on Wednesday last semester, but I'm excited for a new start this year. Plus, I've got some new projects I'm thinking about and everyone in the group is SO helpful when you're struggling through a new project!!
Speaking of new projects...
Manly Scarf, anyone?
I would like to make a scarf for my boyfriend.
(Matt, if you're reading this, don't get excited. I haven't even started!)
Thing is, I've never knit a scarf for a guy. Come to think of it, I've never knit ANY guy things! So I was wondering...
Anyone have any ideas about or patterns for some simple man scarves?
I did see some man scarves I liked on Ravelry...
the Man's Lace Scarf by DoublePointed Designs
But I can just tell Matt wouldn't go for some of these. He's more of a traditional look. But it seems all the "man scarves" are just made really wide.
Doesn't these seem a little wide?
And... except for this randomly freezing week and maybe one other week out of the year, we just don't need that kind of thing here in NC!
Matt has said before he would like a black scarf... but try as I have, I can't really think of a "manly" way to knit the thing. Wide seems silly, but too skinny and it'll look girly.
So... anyone? Ideas?
Things I've found on Ravelry this week that I'd love to get started on...
1. The Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
2. The Hoodie Baby Blanket by Nikol Lohr
3. The Grrlfriend Market Bag by Laura Spradlin
How cute are those?!!? Can't wait to get started :)
Good thing I've got a good group to knitters that will help me get started on these :) First I'll have to organize my yarn stash... everyone was too good to me this Christmas!!
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