Thursday, November 02, 2006

Channeling Einstein

Signs all around me are pointing to Einstein. He is suddenly a topic of conversation among my children since I bought them a copy of this fabulous book. He (or a reasonable facsimile) is suddenly the annoying little MS Word helper who stands around looking wistful and blocking my toolbar (courtesy of same children.) But most importantly, his name is on THIS:

 

Can’t. Wait. To make this coat! I know it will be many hours of mind-numbing garter stitch, but I absolutely love the way it is put together. I am also looking forward to making it with this:

 

(My LYS gave me yet another reason to love it – 31% off all yarn over Halloween weekend, and “all” I had to do was show up in costume. What’s a little public humiliation when you stand to save almost one-third off? Of yarn?? I went in for purple Lopi and came out with all this gorgeous burgundy Manos.)

So... not much longer, Einstein. You and me, my friend, we’ll be spending some serious time together.

More FOS:

3x3 rib Silk Cashmere Scarf – Trendsetter Kashmir (65% cashmere, 35% silk, color=50)
4-3/4” wide by 52” long

 

Irish Hiking Scarf – Patons Classic Merino (100% wool, color=Taupe)
5” wide by 60” long

 

OK, I'll say it: I Conquered Cables!!! I will make this scarf again someday. It was a bit repetitive, but not overly so, and very satisfying. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

My friend babs made the Einstein coat and it is BEYOND cool...plus I am hoping to finish the Irish Hiking Scarf this weekend, it's ridiculous that it's taken this long. Glad you conquered calbes, what's next?;)

witchypoo said...

The scarf finished up beautifully! I'll be anxiously watching your progress on the Einstein... I have one unfinished in the bottom of a bag, in the back of my closet. I just couldn't stand the boring garter stitch anymore when there were lace patterns calling to me.

Liz said...

hey, hi!

Thanks for stopping by. And it's nice to see your blog, if not see you in person. Goodness only knows when I'll bet up to Borders, but soon, I hope.

The Manos is FABU. Enjoy!

g-girl said...

that's how I felt after I finished the ihs too! can't wait to see your cherry garcia once you get started on it. It's a fast knit and with the right yarn, the cables are poptastic! lol.