Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Stitch New Project...

Yes, I knit in the car. The kids come out of school like drones and buzzing around, as they swarm out. They talk on their cell phones, they walk hand in hand, or backwards, talking to friends, who they probably saw 2 minutes before the ring of the bell like sound that signals school is OUT! The street and sidewalk flood with students all wearing their cardinal or white shirts, and khaki pants. It is easy to spot those who are not in compliance with uniforms.....THIS, is High School in Long Beach, but I guess it could be anywhere USA.

They stare without seeing as they walk out...some like zombies. Some are just happy that they're out of school...and then...my daughter comes about 5 minutes later...happy to get into the car and away from school. Of course, no basketball practice today. The coach is stuck at UCLA for something so he can't get back in time to coach their practice. My daughter is disappointed, but not really. She has homework which she needs to work on...and of course, being the bad mom that I am, I suggest we go see Twilight again. It is playing at 9:30pm tonight. She turns me down! GASP!

Hopefully, this won't be another ufo....well, I really hope not, because I am really enjoying this project. I saw this online at the LION yarn website, and thought I have to remember this one...and so I printed it out, and then..when I was at CHA, I saw 2 of the models wearing this. I am using Blue Sky Organic Cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas Yarn, Inc. Color = Nut. It is the same color as my dog! (hint hint..."nut - dog"?)

The one at CHA used 2 strands of Vanna yarn in the new metallic accents... It is called the GOLDEN HONEY SHRUG It is a FREE pattern!

I didn't get to touch this shrug, but the yarn is soft (I was able to touch the yarn samples that they had!). Suprisingly with the metallic in it, it is soft and easy to knit with.

I really like this Blue Sky yarn. I actually got it on clearance almost a year and a half ago, so it makes me even more happy! But the shop that I got it from went out of business last year which is sad. It was a nice one in Anaheim near Disneyland.

I decided not to use 2 strands with this yarn. It is too heavy to do that (different weight). But being the rogue knitter I am, I have to do my own thing! Let's just hope I can keep it at the gauge so it will be something I can actually wear! (giggle)

So far, I have done almost 2 pattern repeats. I have 5 more left to do..and then I will be done. I have only taken a few rows out a few times...ggggrrr...! I kept forgetting to yo or sk2p...etc..you know..those things you do when you actually should be closing your eyes and getting some zzzz's....


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