Friday, January 27, 2006

Lion Brand Yarn Really Does Have the Heart of a Lion

Success! I finish my mohair scarf and it looks faboo! I still need to block it and hopefully I will be able get a couple of extra inches. A swatch would have been nice, but it's a scarf. Anyway, here it is.

Now, for the answer you have all been waiting for! What am I going to knit for the Knitting Olympics? I must admit, I didn't really have a say when it came right down to it. You see, tonight I decided to organize my stash (okay, really I just wanted to touch the yarn, but there was some organizing happening as well).

Everything was going fine. I reorganized the yarn and put it all back in my containers. This is where things got a little funny.

You see that! The Lopi yarn is sticking out of the container. I swear to you, the lid was snapped shut just moments before. While I was shaking my head, I noticed this...

The Magic Stripe yarn is peeking out too! Now maybe I didn't shut one container, but I definitely wouldn't have made the mistake twice! Of course, I didn't know it then, but I did make a mistake right then.

I took my eyes away from the Lopi yarn. This was getting out of hand. Where was the Lopi yarn going? That is when I noticed that they weren't the only escapees.

The Magic Stripe yarn had escaped as well! All I could do was wonder what was going to happen now.

I didn't like the looks of this. I should have said that the Knitting Olympics weren't worth it. There was just one problem: I couldn't look away.

Magic Stripe yarn! I was so sorry it had to come to this! Looking back, I should always buy the same amount of every yarn type that way this sort of situation never happens again.

I coudn't believe my eyes! That Matrix move was incredible. The Magic Stripe yarn is very springy (it's the nylon)!

The Magic Stripe yarn did have a good lead, but the Lopi yarn is a pretty sturdy yarn (it can climb the tallest container).

Well, I guess it is decided. I am going to knit the Magic Stripe socks. It beat the bullying Lopi yarn AND it is now in my "Bag of Unfinished Things" (which was the other project I was thinking of completing for the Knitting Olympics). The situation couldn't be better.
I will have more news (and pictures!) of my first blocking session ever this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well.

New Knitting Books from the Library
Homespun Handknit

Televison for Knitting
The Black Hole (you need to see this crazy 70s Disney movie)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Yay! Go stripes! That'll teach the Lopi to mend its bullying ways.