Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Updating Ravelry and other stuff

I've just spent a frantic hour updating my Ravelry page. It shouldn't be a hard as I seem to make it. Mostly it's because I don't have it all together when I get started. Forgot to upload my new photos to Flickr. Then I had to wait 'til Flickr got them posted. Back and forth, back and forth. But I do have it done.

That's the new yarn I got at the Unraveled anniversary yarn sale last Saturday. Seven skeins of Maggi Knits Tweed Fleck Aran. I didn't end up getting any of the Mountain Colors as there wasn't enough of any one dye lot for a project. It's embarrassing how much I got this yarn for. I'm looking forward to trying it out as I've never used Maggi Knits before. I think it's going to become the cable scarf in Knitting for Him.

I restarted the latest multi-directional scarf. I just didn't like the decreases that the pattern calls for. So I've used the cast on and first triangle portion of the pattern and for the balance I will use the SSK decrease that I've always used for the myriad other MDs I've made. I already like it better. The yarn is Rio from KFI. It's 100% viscose and is rather bulky. I think it will drape well and since there's no wool in it it'll be a good gift for one of my wool intolerant friends.

We had our weekly charity knitting yesterday. If you weren't there here's what you missed. (Sorry. No photo.) Quiche with generous amounts of Black Forest ham. A salad of watercress, white raspberries, mangoes and slivered almonds. Fresh from the bakery rolls with jalapeƱos. And a spicy green sauce to pull it all together. When I say spicy I mean spicy. And later there was carrot cake from the new Whole Foods mega-store. Oh, I finished a hat and started another one.

So today, in addition to doing laundry, I'm going to make cranberry-orange relish. My first attempt at this. I hope people like ginger.


Monika said...

That sounds all yummy. The MD scarf is looking good.

unraveledgal said...

I know you will have a good time tomorrow. Moderation? Bah, humbug..

ColorJoy LynnH said...

I got some Maggi Knits tweed as a gift from Rae a couple of years ago, in sort of hot magenta. I think mine was more chunky than aran, but I could be wrong.

I knit legwarmers out of it, on my bulky knitting machine. Almost broke the machine, the yarn was too fat for it. (OK, maybe it was Aran since the machine prefers worsted or less).

Those legwarmers are bulletproof. They grew a lot (I hadn't reduced the number of stitches enough for negative ease) so I took a chance and tossed in washer/dryer. They don't look felted but they are even more windproof now... shorter, but not much narrower.

I predict you'll like knitting it and you'll like the warm authenticity of the sproingy wool. Have fun!

Lisa said...

Sounds good. where is the new Whole Foods mega store?

Lisa said...

Sounds good. where is the new Whole Foods mega store?

mehitabel said...

I need to do some more photography and upload the pics to Flickr so I can update my Ravelry stash. Just seems like a lot of work. Love your Maggi yarn--but then, I'm a tweed lover!

Scattered Gemini said...

I like the colors in that newest multi-directional.