Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Yesterday

So, I mostly finished the emergency knitting for Kevin's birthday (yesterday): a scarf from yarn I spun (the pattern is the Yarn Harlot's one row handspun pattern... I think, because this is the second one I've made but I didn't actually look at the directions this time so it's possible that it's an interpretation).

Birthday Scarf

He claims to like it more that it looks like he does in this picture.

I did wrap it on the needles with a small ball of yarn attached, but that's probably just as well because I would have kept knitting till the yarn ran out, but it turns out that would have been too long. So I have a little bit of yarn left.

Here's the fabric up close.

Scarf in Sun

And here's the wool before I spun it:

Yes, It Really Was This Orange

Anyway, happy birthday yesterday, Kevin!

[Speaking of the Yarn Harlot, someone I didn't know addressed me as Stephanie (as in, "Stephanie?") at Rhinebeck two weekends ago. It took me a second, but I realized who she meant, and said no. I thought it was funny, since Stephanie describes herself as short, and I'm pretty tall--but I was sitting down, and my head was bent down, so all she had to go one was the top of my head and upper rim of my glasses. Then at the Fiber Twist, a woman looked at me hard, then told me that I probably get this all the time, but I wasn't Stephanie, was I? Maybe I could become a niche market celebrity impersonator, if the whole archives thing gets boring? Except for the height problem, of course.]


Anna said...

I think the scarf looks great. Hope Kevin gets to wear it a lot this year!

Funny about you being mistaken for YarnHarlot twice in two weeks. Do you think the two of you look alike? Apart from the height then. :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog a couple of days ago and leaving a comment about the bag I made. Thanks!

Annie said...

It's not a strong resemblance, but I can sort of see it. Plus, your face may have been familiar from, say, Knitty, and that would add to the 'who is she?' feeling.

Now, if you could just affect a walking style with your legs crouched permanently (great for the thigh muscles!!) your career as a knitting-personality impersonator will be off and running!

Sunflowerfairy said...

Ha! It happened again!!???!


Happy Birthday Kevin. Too bad we don't have cake for spouses...maybe we should start though!

CinderOla said...

Hmm...I can see the resemblance.

Kusum said...

Hey, scarf looks great. I just saw your comment one of my posts, for Shetland Triangle and Swallowtail. Swallowtail was bigger, but both were small. Bigger then head scarves but not what'd call shawl size. With lace it would be smaller. Also Swallowtail was bigger and used more yarn, Though I used fingering weight on both.