Sunday, November 11, 2007

Weekend Was a Blur

Last weekend we were in St. Louis and having a restful retreat. I'm posting a photo here of one of my all-time favorite bookstores, The Book House in St. Louis. It's haunted. Makes it even more special. If you want to read about the ghosts, click on the "Book House" link where I've attached an article about the bookstore and its ghosts.

But this weekend was the opposite, a whirlwind of errands, chores and running around. I did stop into the Sip and Knit group to see everyone for a quick Saturday afternoon visit, that was nice.

I'm still trying to slog through that Ruffled Roses Scarf. Feels like I'm NEVER going to finish knitting all that ribbing. I'm making progress, but certainly not finished yet. Since I ran out of both the grey and the cream in the Mission Falls yarn, I have to pick up more.

Wish I could move on to more exciting things! I really don't care for scarf knitting anymore. Too boring, even with a nice scarf. I will probably Russian graft these two scarf pieces together, as Carol suggested. Good idea.

Before moving on, though, I want to make make matching lacy ruffles on some store-bought black gloves and add a big cabbage rose embellishment to my felted black hat to make a complete winter hat, glove and scarf set to go with my black coat. Will show you when finished. It should be cute if I can make reality match the mental picture of what I'm trying to create.

Have a good week everyone.


Elysbeth said...

Send the scarf here, I will do your ribbing and send it back so you can do the confounded roses.

ChelleC said...

E – you are such a sweetheart!! Thanks for the offer, but believe it or not, I am almost done!!! I think maybe one more night of ribbing while I wait for Emily’s play rehearsal and I just might be finished (with the ribbing part). Then I’m on to making a big cabbage rose for the hat and some ruffles for the gloves. A complete set is nearing. Hard to believe but true!