Saturday, June 9, 2012

Scarves, Olympics, and Knitting in Literature Joke


I'm back on a regular knitting schedule, and very excited.
World Wide Knit in Public Day starts today and goes on all week!

I've made two of these scarves, the yellow and black above for an aunt's birthday, and another pink shawl for another aunt's birthday.

Also, I had a gift certificate for Effiloche and bought some gorgeous cashmere/merino/silk yarn to make a baby blanket to go with the booties. But just look:

I wanted to buy everything in the shop!

Part of the baby gift package will include another handmade gift, though not made by me. A friend's mother makes breastfeeding aprons and ponchos - gorgeous.

Meanwhile, I haven't done a knitting in literature post in a while. This doesn't actually qualify, but I thought it was a funny quip: Chaber yarn!

And the Olympics are coming! I haven't decided if I'll do any Olympics knitting this year. But a mystery knitter (today is also international yarn bombing day!) has already beaten us all to it:

"A mystery knitter has left a huge Olympics-themed knitted work on the pier in Saltburn-by-the-Sea near Teesside." (there are many more photos on the site)