On the 19th I finished the last of the 3 Flower Scarves for Jakob’s daycare teachers. This was the result of my “magic knitting”…the knitting that gets done on the go so by the time you settle down you realize you’re practically finished.
Size: one size.
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, in the colorway Velvet Olive. I didn’t check yet but I’m assuming it took the same 150 yards as the other two. These photos don’t do the color justice…after my original hesitation, I LOVE this colorway.
Needles: 3.75mm needle and crochet hook
Dates: December 8 – 19 2008
Modifications: None! I used the garter variation from the pattern itself, and did everything else as written.
As usual you can find my finished (and unfinished!) projects in my “projects” page by clicking the tab up at the top of every page on my blog, and I also have this project in my Ravelry notebook here.
I made labels for the Flower Scarves just like for the socks for my in-laws, and also wrapped up a little remnant of the yarn “just in case”. I was afraid the 3 teachers might not realize that it was an outdoor garment and not just a “hold my bangs back” hairband, so I also included a little photo-card of some possible wearing methods.
Here are all 3 gifts ready to be wrapped, with their photo-cards and yarn baggies tucked into the labels. Last Tuesday, the 23rd, was Jakob’s last day of school before Christmas, so I brought in the gifts when I dropped him off.
Wednesday, Christmas Eve Day, saw Jakob home from school and reacting to either a sick kid from his class or the flu shot & vaccines he’d received Monday morning, so while I went to my latest OB-GYN appointment, Yannick kept the store open for me with a sleepy Jakob on his lap. Things went fast (and well) at the doctor and not long after I got back to work I kicked them out so Yannick could get Jakob home in time for lunch and a good, long afternoon nap. I closed the store early for Christmas Eve and braved the freezing rain to treat myself to some highlights. I guess the baby hormones have been kicking in, because the last batch that I did on my birthday in early September had grown out by almost 3 inches, and looked horrid. I know I won’t get a chance to go again until there is some kind of breast feeding and sleep routine established with the new baby, so I decided to go now. (Plus my hair gets to look good in any “new baby” photos).
I had my eyebrows done while I was there too. Isn’t it amazing how just that one, simple act can open up your whole face and make you look like you’re rested and wearing makeup, even if you’re not? I don’t know why I don’t go more often, I love the results!
Christmas Eve was spent knitting in front of the TV together, catching up on some of my tapes. A few of the shows that I tape are ones that Yannick enjoys (Chuck, Heros, Pushing Daisies*, Terminator and Supernatural), so whenever I come across one of those as I am watching I have to make a note and remember where to rewind back to so we can watch it together. It felt good to “clear off” some tapes and be able to reuse them instead of just adding to the growing pile of “watch when Yannick is home” cassettes.
*RIP, sob. 😦