Friday, October 3, 2008

What a Weekend!

This weekend, not only did I go to a crazy-fun swing dance party and plant trees, but I also received my neckwarmer from Sit n' Knit's Neckwarmer exchange!

Virginia made me this delightful cotton neckwarmer. I just love the bobbles. And it's big enough to hide from monsters.

My neckwarmer, the Zigzag Cowl, was tons of fun to make. Bright blue takhi botton yarn (Katy is vegan too) in a fun pattern with a great picot edge. I might have to make more cowls. Now, yes it's a bit floppy so if anyone wants to make this, don't cast on so many stitches but... that's why there are buttons!

"Secret" Aran Scarf
Why is it a secret? Merely because the recipient isn't aware of the gift. I also am going to try feverishly to knit up 350yds of Kathmandu Aran yarn in delightful olive for a gorgeous cabled scarf. Who's the recipient? A boy. *wink*

But thanks to She's Crafty in Springfield, Missouri, I was able to pick up some extra skeins of the same dye lot of this delicious yarn! Can you believe it? Missouri had the same dye lot. And check, check, checkitout

And the tree-planting. Panda and I went out to Brownsville in Brooklyn to plant trees around the Van Dyke Houses as part of the MillionTreesNYC. Super fun. So in digging these holes, we found this

Yup concrete. Heavy. Big. Annoying. But after everything, there was a tree. 450 total by all 300+ volunteers. Go us!


Shameka said...

Hey Nicole!! I had a blast this past weekend. We definately need to work on getting that Camden sweater/gloves started after the CPH. I am looking for the perfect yarn. I have reason to believe that the stitch marker comment at the bottom of your blog was directed at me. Check out my ETSY profile. Plus, I have a blog contest for another set.

Debbie said...

what boy? i miss you