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Name one thing Ellie does not need right now.

17 Jan

Answer? A challenge. So despite my incredible joining tendencies (which apparently only apply to knitting, since I am SO not a joiner in real life) I will not be participating in the Knitting Olympics. Instead I will complain about how I have now started my mobius strip scarf three times and might still go on to four before the night is through. I finally came to terms with the fact that I just don’t have enough yarn to make what I want, so I decided to join in on the knitting Valentine’s Day scarves for foster kids in college. It is red yarn after all. The thing is, I don’t think I’ll have enough yarn for that either at my current width. Bah.

On a more positive note, I went to a new knitting group tonight. So now I’ve got two. This one is every other week and I meet a friend at her work, we get dinner and then go together. I had a great time. We’re going to do game nights on the non-knitting Tuesdays. I’m really looking forward to it. Oh, and there was a journalist there who interviewed us for an article on the resurgence of knitting. I thought all of those had been written already, but it made for fun conversation regardless.

Little did you know this was a post in progress. I recast for an even narrower scarf and I’m just gonna go for it. Wish me luck. This confirms it though, when a garter stitch scarf is a challenge, it is not time to join the Knitting Olympics.

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5 Comments

Posted by on January 17, 2006 in knitting

 

5 responses to “Name one thing Ellie does not need right now.

  1. Emily

    January 18, 2006 at 12:13 am

    Hi Ellie,
    I was looking at your archives when something caught my eye. Those 100 gm of cotton ribbon yarn you obviously got from the Natural Dye studio.
    I just posted photos of mine (green/blue/yellow) asking the exact same question. What do I knit with them? They are so beautiful but I’m afraid I may need a few more skeins to make anything.
    Maybe we can find a pattern we both like and make it in each color. It would be a very teeny tiny vegan knitalong!

     
  2. ellie

    January 18, 2006 at 1:15 am

    Let me know if you find anything! I have no idea what to make with so little of it. But I love it! Someone suggested a bag, but I’m sure I’d have to line it and I’m not sure that’s what I want anyway. I’ll be sure to post if I figure something out! I just did a quick search. How does this look? http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/Diamonds/Diamonds.html

     
  3. Lolly

    January 18, 2006 at 7:25 am

    Hi Ellie!
    I did not join the Olympics either – I have plenty on my plate, as I see it. It is a fun concept though.
    Hope you are doing well. Are you feeling better? I know this has been a hard month for you.
    Take care~

     
  4. Imbrium

    January 18, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Yay for a new knitting group! I really should make more of an effort to meet knitters in real life, but I’m so antisocial. I just can’t bring myself to make the effort to meet new people. New people scare me.
    Good luck with the scarf…even if it’s skinny, I’m sure it will be loved.

     
  5. ellie

    January 18, 2006 at 1:57 pm

    Lolly, thanks for the well wishes. I am doing markedly better, thank you. Still hard, but far fewer tears.
    Imbrium, I’m totally antisocial too. I went to this group with a friend and my other group is all people in my program at school, a couple of us started it together, so neither of them were so much about meeting new people as hanging out with ones I already knew I liked. But I hear they’re good for that too. 😉

     

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