As a blogger, I want to know if anyone is even remotely interested in my blog or if anyone is even looking at it. Funny thing though, my blog titled "RedRum, RedRum" in which I discuss my red bedroom, happens to be the number one most viewed post out of the total 46 posts I've written so far. I don't know if it is because people are searching images and that leads them to my post. I bet they are searching for "RedRum" from the movie "The Shining" with Jack Nickolson. I don't know which is the truth, but I sure do find it curious!
It's that time of the year again. Like clockwork, when the weather starts to cool and I get bored of playing solitaire and checking facebook on the daily train commute which I did all the hot summer long, I get the itch to start knitting again.
I know I always say the same thing - "if you know me by now...." In this circumstance, I am going to say: if you know me by now, you will know that I can't just work on one knitting project. Of course, I have to be working on two things at the same time.
It all started when I was in Michael's looking for something and they had their Halloween decorations out so I was walking around the store. I ended up in the yarn section and saw this really cool multi textured, multi colored yarn that I had to have. The yarn is called Red Heart Boutique Magical and the two colors that I couldn't live without are called Top Hat and Fortune Teller. Here is Fortune Teller which is mostly purple with red highlights and more. I am making an eternity scarf or a circular scarf that I will be able to wrap around my neck a few times. I'm almost done!
See the picture on the yarn wrapper in the first pic? Red Heart calls it the "So Cozy Warmer" and it's a pull on wrap. I am making it in the Top Hat color which is black with all kinds of colors - a picture would illustrate it better - see below. I followed the directions and when I was finished with the piece, I decided it was too short, so I'm working on making it longer.
I hope to finish this soon, though I came across a little problem. I knitted another piece and I used the mattress stitch to put the two pieces together with an invisible seam. It looked really great, but when I tried it on, I realized that the starting row of the original piece (which is the bottom of the original wrap) is too tight. So I had to take out the mattress stitch (such a waste of good knitting time) and I think I'm going to try to stretch the yarn out with steam. Otherwise, I might have to either leave it short and use it as a cowl neck scarf or I don't know.... It looks pretty cool the way it is, but I really want it to be longer. Plus, it's a waste of yarn if I don't use the second piece. I'm sure I could do something with it though.
Here are some fun close-up yarn pics:
Thank for stopping by and Stay tuned for more creativity!