bows bobby pins
Progress continues on Shirley Shrugs. I did a lot of knitting in the car -- and fixing, too, because it was a pretty drive on Saturday. We even saw a full rainbow in the evening. I have worked the second short-row shoulder and in some ways it's better than the first, and in other ways not, but it is what it is and it does what it's supposed to do. I showed Mom yesterday and she lit up. That will help me with this long march down the arm. ; )
The Packers won their first game! My fantasy team didn't do badly either -- I have running backs on both sides of the ball in tonight's game -- should be exciting.
Katie's been knitting! She knit some leg-warmers recently and this scarf. The scarf was knit length-wise on a circular needle -- I don't remember what size -- using scrips and scraps from the stash and self-fringing at both ends. She used everything from sock yarn to worsted to bulky, down-home wool to stuff with a little glitz and glam (but no fur, thanks). It's about 20 miles long, as you can see from the number of times it's wrapped around her neck, but she likes to wrap 'em so it's good. She made the button necklace, too, using fishing line and mostly buttons from the nearly full drawer in her great great grandma's sewing machine -- plus a few large coat buttons found at a recent antique stop.
Long live the pincurl.