Jan 17, 2007

The Un-Candy Cane

I'm glad that you enjoyed my list yesterday. It was just something that I needed to get off my chest. Please let me be clear though, most of the people I knit for are truly deserving. They call and tell me how warm the socks are, how cuddly the toys are, how they love their gloves, or how they hope the sweaters will fit one day (oops). As with many things, unfortunately, it's often the negative that has the greatest impact. I wish it weren't so.

Flaming Sky

This is the sky I saw recently on my way to work one morning. Obviously I enjoyed it enough to want to share it but, compared to the one I saw last night, it's nothing. Sadly, the light shows put on by nature each day are fleeting and, by the time I got to a point where I could pull over, the show was over and we were just left with a sadly fading, grey sky.

The Un-CandyCaneLast year at this time I was feverishly working on my contribution to the Red Scarf Project. I blamed my tardiness to the fact that I found out about the project rather late in the game. This year I have no such excuse.

Here is this years edition of the red scarf. The pattern is different, the yarn is different but the song remains the same - Under Pressure. Over the next 2 days I'll spend about 5 hours on a train between her and New Jersey so that ought to help my progress a lot. There is a situation in our library up there that requires my attention in person. Who knew that libraries had so many emergencies?

So, what do you think about the scarf so far? I'm working it in random stripes of odd repeats. 3 white, 1 red, 7 white , 5 red etc... I'm hoping that it won't resemble a candy cane too much.


CursingMama said...

Irish Hiking Scarf?
I slowly working on one in black for the old man - black is tough & for some reason I'm finding the pattern hard on my hands this time around; must be the demands on them from work (ha ha ha).

Anonymous said...

What a stunning sky picture!

The un-candy cane is looking great (not at all like a candy cane). It's going to make someone very happy :)

Carol said...

With a scarf like that, you are so very excused! It's gorgeous!