4.23.2008

Uptown Scarf and Harlot Night

so my super duper great friend emailed me to let me know she snagged a ticket for me to go to the Yarn Harlot! Woo Hoo! now, i admit, i don't follow the Yarn Harlot that much. BUT, i have at least heard of her and i have visited her blog. i'm so glad i was able to go cause, well, she was fabulously funny, witty and charming. i loved her great stories and her insight into the phenonmenon called the knitting world. an LYS -The Yarnery did a great job of hosting the show and provided lots of entertainment by way of singing tunes "Sound of Music" style with humorous knitting and Harlot references. (there are videos on YouTube i hear) it was quite the night and fun was had by all. we even won door prizes and got chocolate kisses! now that's a night!

oh, and at the last minute i decided i wanted to wear a knitted item and realized i didn't have anything. so i dug through my Weekend Knitting book and found the Uptown Scarf by Linda Niemeyer (who happens to be a BSA designer) and 'went to town'. it's knit on size 35 needles (they were like those mini baseball bats!) and i think it took maybe 30 whole minutes.

it knit up soooo fast and it wears soooo nice! i used one hank (it calls for 2) of BSA Bulky Hand Dyes in Peace Pink. i'm vertically challenged (5'5"), so an 8ft scarf wouldn't do me any good. oh this is nice yarn! i think i will make a few more in other colors too just cause it's so easy and really could be worn with just about anything and at just about anytime for a quick, cute accessory. i highly recommend this pattern and yarn. (i did omit the fringe on the end for this one-not a real 'fringy' kinda girl)

2 comments:

ali said...

Glad you could make it!

Those needles are crazy fat!

Happy knitting-
ali

ali said...

More knitting- I wanna see more knitting! Stop hiding out on Ravelry only... not everyone goes there ya know... hehe, hope all is well with you and yours-
Happy knitting,
ali