Some knitting content
Today's blog is brought to you by the blue-striped grunt. Don't you just love the names for these fish? Almost as delightful as the wonderful colors and patterns they wear.
Here you see the product of a weekend's knitting. You can see the whoopty-12 needles stuck in the ball of yarn. I have the same size in circulars with aluminum tips, but the feel and sound of the wooden needles is so much nicer - even if I DO have this long stick waving wildly around in the air and tantalizing the kitties.
If anyone should run across the old Susan Bates nylon circulars,any size, any length, please pick them up and send them to me and I will not only reimburse you, but also send you a present in return.
Do you notice the drop-stitch element in the length-wise striped scarf? Good solution when you didn't cast on quite enough stitches. And length-wise stripes make it so easy to use up odds and bobs and leftovers of yarn.
These are for the Red Scarf Project.
DH and I took a friend for a drive in the woods on Saturday. We put in over 100 miles in three hours, and probably went further than he had strength for, but gosh we saw some gorgeous scenery! He told us how, as a boy, he and his buddy used to ride their bikes thirty miles up into these mountains to go fishing. The heat would shimmer up off the asphalt as they labored uphill on their 1-speed Schwinns. Of course they were gone all day, and they must have been pooped when they got home, but I bet those were the most delicious fish ever caught. Can you imagine allowing a couple of ten-year-olds to go out on their bikes for that sort of jaunt today?