Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Creative Space



Right off the bat, the creative space is a whole big lot of Kate’s fault, because she gorgeously sent me two servings of Noro Silk Garden. With nary a backward glance at the three quarters finished scarf or the two thirds finished scarf (even when this is such a delicious knit), I'm flirting about on Ravelry, purchasing further Noro reinforcement and casting on number three...



What I’m doing, is scarfing around the issue. I love neck knitwear but I don’t do torso well. Long ago, my brothers would exclaim at the smallness of my feet. Apparently, this was explained by the lack of sunlight my toes received due to the shadow cast by my well endowed-ness. Gotta love ’em. The brothers I mean. Therein lies the curse of this curvy, vertically-challenged knitter. So many other non-yarn things just look so much more flattering.

So my Noro scarf, cobbled together after cruising around Ravelry is an interchanging two ball of yarn, two row, 29 stitch, single rib with a purlwise slipped stitch at the beginning and end of each second row. Four balls in total. Perfect to haul along to a grade one school info night, (nothing like a Steiner school for getting away with the crafty), not drop a stitch and still take in which day fruit chopping duties fall.

Not that this isn’t an entirely unhair-raising experience. I didn’t know what I was getting into with Noro. I thought I had purchased relatively sedate colourways, as close as possible to those from Kate. Pah! The randomness of the colour combinations elicit frequent screeches of horror. Followed by bemusement from this usually uber-anal colour chooser-er.



In other rivoting news, the rowing is going well. I hate it slightly less. Nine kilometres of staring at the same spot on the gym wall, slowly turning the shade of the ripest tomato last night. Nine kilometres of what I only now, at time of typing, realise is the sporty equivalent of the old schoolgirl adage: I must, I must, I must increase my bust.

Pop over to see the embroidering, post ‘dusk shoot’ Kirsty for more Creative ‘Spacers’...

30 comments:

crzylady said...

ahhh Judy Blume :) and the random colors.. think of it like.. umm life. You know and all that life lessons, lemons, character building stuff ;)

Christina said...

Wow, the yarn is lovely and the scarf looks great. I can only knit scarves and seem unable to knit anything beyond them. I am constantly wishing I could really knit, but alas, I will have to stick to crocheting for now until someone materializes to show me how! I am much better at learning while watching someone and being able to ask questions, the knitting encyclopedia just isn't cutting it. :)

Drewzel said...

I love that Noro!!! mmm scarf looking goodly, and I love the colour combos :D

Kirsty said...

The scarf does look fabulous.

Thrilled the rowing's a bit less bland & certainly a bonus if you can do away with the foam boobs I get around with these days.

One Flew Over said...

Glad to see the yarn is being used! It is going to be a lovely looking scarf.

Don't row too hard!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

it is just goreous... I have the same fear of jumpers- I cannot wear them... they look so bad, adding bulk where bulk shouldn't be added... however I am very partcial to a scarf... i'll be hookin soon when the weather cools down and I may start with a scarf this winter.

Becky said...

I will have to buy some Noro one of these dyas because i am always amazed by the wonderful colours. It won't be this year, I am on a stash busting/budget crafting mission :(

Mel said...

Oh that Kate - she's an influencer isn't she? That yarn is deeeee-lish! Might just get me finishing the world's longest-on-the-needles scarf and started on a new one ... still need to figure out the casting off (ducking for cover as I type that!)

june at noon said...

What amazing looking yarn! I love the green. Can't blame you for having to start it right away.

Kylie said...

That's so amazing... Love the yarn and even it's chameleon qualities work well all together. I think I'd be challenged by the way the colour changed too but it looks fabulous once it's all knitted up :) When I used to go to a gym they had TV screens in front of the machines... I found myself going just to watch particular shows! You could get into a bit of meditation..? "I must" is as good a mantra as any I guess :)) K

Gina said...

Miffed.
Just lost my amazingly witty comment.
Too distraught to say anything now except 'noice balls'.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Those remind me of the rainbow pencils I had in primary school. One pencil with all colours in it. Remember? When you started drawing you got the exact same effect as your scarves...

xo Steph

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

That yarn is divine- look so cozy too. Enjoy the knitting, looks great so far! xo m.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh these colours are so gorgeous! Looks beautiful and lovely and warm. Enjoy!
Sophie x

Olivia said...

I love this! the colours are divine!

vadjutka said...

Beautiful colors - I really like this scraf.

SmitoniusandSonata said...

Smitonius: When I used to blog solo, I used the name 'scarfomatic'... which just shows how you and I share the same accesorizing affliction.

That scarf will look eye-poppingly fab.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Even this yarn-challenged-knitting-lost-cause can appreciate the beauty that is Silk Noro. Its lucsious ... and so is the scarf.

(And sadly I think I now know why my feet sort of spread out in a pedi-puddle. Lack of sunlight, of course. DD means stunted feet for meeeeee.)

yardage girl said...

Cool colours - clever you!

Cindy said...

Hmmmm young lady - is this more distraction from the job at hand? And rowing 9 kms, how on earth do you find for time for that. Crap I am stiff sucking in all the oxygen out of the enclosed pool after lap 4! It does look truly beautiful, and if it is out of control then it is gorgeous

Jetta's Nest said...

Oh that yarn is amazing! I wish I lived somewhere colder so I could wear such beautiful scarves :)

Sam

nevin said...

Scarf looks beautiful.. (and Thank you for your special comment, it is so lovely )

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh divine wool & knitting!! Bet our PM with his soft lady hands (i knew it too) would be partial to knitting too. He he he, love Posie

Fer said...

Gorgeous wool (or should I be PC and say 'yarn')!! I find Ravelry to be quite addictive too...... :)

trishie said...

Hey, the scarf looks great, i love the colours you used, so warm and cheery!

Bianca said...

Hmmmm I have some leftover Noro silk garden and I'm thinking this is exactly what it's been waiting for. I'm confused though, are you holding two strands together? Or are you swapping balls every two rows?

michelle said...

greta post. love the scarf. the colours are ace. so thats why my feet are long. 10 a with chicken fillets boo-hoo

Megan.K. said...

such a beautiful distraction :)

M* (Melanie) said...

mmm noro. another gift from crafting goddess. the colours are beautiful. I love the way it changes so much. the Japanese do so many things right.

Speaking of Japanese goodness, I welcomed Habu into my life today, the stainless steel variety. You made it sound so irresistable! I can't wait to get my hook into it. Don't worry, there'll be blog posts...

Tas said...

I have absolutely no idea what your post is about. I am too busy salivating over your yarn to read it. Divine!