Chillin’

How many ways can you spin one word?

  • I am exhausted and all but operating on auto-pilot today.
  • It is cold, because it appears there’s a problem with the furnace here at work.
  • I needed a good word for an FO report on a big ol’ chunky scarf…

The "chiller" as model...

I intended to crop this photo, but in light of the post title, why bother?!  All the snow around here (until yesterday) made  getting decent photos difficult, but I found a nice, white backdrop in the kitchen…

Project:  Double Trouble, a Christmas gift for Best Thing.  (Reminder…  she’s Neighbor Guy’s fiancee)

The other white backdrop - the pantry door

Pattern:  Double Cable Scarf from The Little Box of Scarves, which NG and BT gave me for my birthday.  It was a VERY simple cable project, and I learned that it’s just as fast for me to use a cable needle as it is not to.  I know several expert cable knitters who swear you must learn to knit them without using a cable needle, but I found that painfully tedious and I’m sure it took longer than it did to just slip the stitches onto a cable needle.  To each her own, right?

Most accurate color - love that natural light!

Yarn:  Oh, was THAT a problem!  I’d bought some lovely wool, only to learn a few weeks ago that BT is allergic to wool.  GAH!  I searched and searched for a super-bulky non-wool that I liked, and finally ran across Lion Brand’s Hometown in Cleveland Brown.  The hue was the first thing BT remarked upon, so it all worked out as it should have. 

Needles:  I felt as though I was knitting with fireplace pokers, but they were just US #17s.  It wasn’t a portable project because those sticks are so awkward, but I soldiered on.

Verdict:  It was worth it to see BT light up and to hear that it will look perfect with her “good” coat.   I don’t love fringe, but NG did did think she’d like it, so… that’s what matters.

There was another FO yesterday morning, just in the nick of time, but we’ll get to that later.  Right now, I just want to go home and be with the fur-girls and my new BFF – Keurig.  I’m also WAY  too fond of the fudge I made this year.  I seriously think I’ve lost sleep because I can’t stop drinking another cup and eating another little (hem, hem) piece of fudge…

Are you recovering or still celebrating?

15 comments on “Chillin’

  1. gaylen says:

    Love that scarf. Kuerig? That good, huh?

    Sounds like the snow is gone and life will soon be settling down to a nice pace for you – I hope. I’m so glad BT liked the scarf, it’s good when that happens, and I’m with you on fringe – it’s not my favorite, but I’ll add it when it will be appreciated. g

  2. AlisonH says:

    My instant reaction to that scarf was, why didn’t I think of something like that? That would go so fast!

  3. Kristyn says:

    The scarf is beautiful. I was going to knit one of those 6 hour afghans with the size 50 needles but decided that knitting with tree trunks really didn’t appeal to me!

  4. anniebananie says:

    I really love that scarf, but I can imagine knitting them on size 17 needles – ouch! They must have felt ungainly! Fudge… yum…

    Recovering still? Yes. At least the kids are with my parents until Friday. I can actually get some things organized!

  5. I should be getting back to busy today, but…..hem, it may not happen. No fudge here, but plenty of other goodies, so it’s hard not be “bad”. I want to hear all about the Keurig!!

  6. Kathy says:

    That’s a very pretty scarf! I agree that fringe is a pain, but sometimes it gives a scarf that finishing touch.

  7. p3knitter says:

    Awesome scarf. I love the cables!

  8. Sue says:

    Oh, I fell in love with Keurig when Rob was in the hospital. It was the first I had seen and I’m green with envy that Santa left mine at your house. That old man must be getting senile.

    Fudge, my most favorite form of candy. I even named a dog after it, which means it’s on my mind daily.

    It’s been quiet for a couple days, nice…..

  9. Robin says:

    Like the scarf pattern. How long did it take you?? 2 hours on those honkin’ #17 needles!?

  10. nichole says:

    Love it! I feel your allergy-woes when it comes to knitting for others. 😉 It came out great though! Pretty neutral color too…

  11. Marjie says:

    Chunky scarves are the big thing these days! My girls each got one for Christmas. Of course, they weren’t as nice as yours.

    One word for that picture? “WARM!” Hope your furnace issues are fixed soon!

  12. Anita says:

    The scarf is gorgeous!!! And I’m still recovering…

  13. Walden says:

    The scarf looks great! I love how the cable pops!

  14. Katie says:

    that is a very pretty scarf. chllin’ or still celebratin’? let’s just hope that no one around here gets tired of turkey anytime soon! (definitely chillin’)

  15. Bubblesknits says:

    I *love* my Keurig. Have you been to their website yet?

    Very nice scarf, too.

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