Chinese Lanterns, Irish Hikers and One Terrible Towel
Here is a shot of the little paper lanterns I made for Chinese New Year at work-20 of 'em. As per usual with my projects, they were a lot more futzy and time consuming than I thought they'd be, but they were fun. Something different, but I wouldn't do it every year.
I went to Charity Knitting at The Ear on Monday night and started this scarf. It's the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern that's all over the web. I think I'm the last one to jump on the train to make it. It's a great pattern though. Once it's established, you don't need the pattern any more. It's easy to just look at the fabric and see what to do. It's made out of Caron soft acrylic. I had originally bought the yarn because I thought it would make a good tan scarf for a guy I know, but when I got it home, I realized it had a little too much pink in it to be masculine. It's fun to knit something on size 8 needles so that you can see it grow quickly.
My boss is a die hard Steelers fan. He went to see family in Pitts last weekend and came back with a Terrible Towel which he hung from his desk. Someone has been desecrating it for the last two days under the guise of being an Arizona fan...There's been scuttlebutt about a kidnapping and a ransom note. It's been amusing to say the least, and I don't even DO football. For his sake I hope those Steelers take to the ice and get a lot of baskets in the 6 quarters they have to play. 'Cause if they get more bases than the other team, they'll get jewelry! I don't like football much but anything that earns you bling can't be all bad! Go Steelers!