Monday, February 23, 2009


Since receiving Valerie's lovely scarf, I've been working more diligently on my own swap projects. For this round of the International Scarf Exchange, I've decided on the Aibhlinn cowl.This is what 3.5 balls of Bernat Cot'n Corn looks like in a spiraling 3x3 rib knit circularly. Oh, and with bobbles. The wee sheep is, if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor, a red herring.
Nope, no sheep in here at all, just lots of soft, somewhat splitty cotton/corn fiber-based fluff. The misleading sheep marker itself is a souvenir from the Beehive.

For my secret pal spoilee, I've finished the green Thujas.
They are taking forever to dry, so I must wait to pack them and send them off. Darn cotton! What must you be so absorbent?

In non-knitting news, there's, well, there's lots of non-knitting news. Let's laptop is nearing its end. It's still under warranty, so I'll be getting better acquainted with Dell tech support until the day it finally dies or the coverage expires. I'll just use that as an excuse for infrequent blogging. As for ice skating progress, there hasn't been any really. My feet still hurt a lot and I still can't go backwards (at least not on purpose), but I still like skating. Go figure. I desperately want to go to the Sock Summit, though I know it's unlikely to happen. It's just too far away, which means high travel costs. I've been trying to console myself by looking forward to Sheep and Wool, but you know how the grass is always greener ... Oh, and I'm completely confused by what's happening on Battlestar Galactica. I think that's it for now.


~Tonia~ said...

The spiraling rib looks so fun. It is very lovely.

Jinann said...

Cool Cowl! Can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished!

As for cotton socks....maybe that's why the most cotton I've used has been a 50/50 blend....LOL!