After martinis last night, I felt really tired and I knit but not as much as I wanted to because I soon went into a vodka-induced haze.
*The boy's* mom's birthday is Monday. To be honest...I thought it was Tuesday this whole time and I already knew I was running behind. I didn't know I was running *that* behind!! I woke up early and knit, knit, knit until the scarf was done.
A couple of weeks ago, I realized the mom's birthday was coming up and suggested to *the boy* that I make her an Isis scarf. It's cold back east and I love scarves and I made myself an Isis scarf about 4 years ago and it's my favorite. So *the boy* picked out the colorway and I bought the yarn and cast on. Here is my Isis scarf on the left and the mom's Isis Scarf on the right. As you can see, the mom's scarf is healthier than mine. It's wider and just as long. This is because I cast on too many stitches and used needles one size too big...all by mistake...because I couldn't remember. Dammit! When I said I would rip it, *the boy* said no because his mom would want a wider scarf to begin with so he bought more yarn. Normally, this scarf should knit up with just one skein. I hope that the next Isis scarf I make goes more smoothly!
Here is a closeup of the colorway. It's a colorful combination of oranges, rusts, pinks and golds.
I hope *the boy's* mom likes her birthday present!
Note to self: buy one of those stitchy journals so I can look at important cast on/needle size details instead of relying on my deteriorating memory!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday. After the trip to the post office to get the scarf out and a yummy Indian lunch, we paid a visit to see Claire and Baby Andre and run a couple of errands. I, of course, forgot my camera. Read: deteriorating memory. Oh well... Tomorrow is a mish mash of craftiness and other stuff.
Have a great Sunday!
Until next time...