Sunday, March 12, 2006


Housekeeping first - I've had to turn on word verification thanks to porn spam. It seems that my 'From Germany With Love' post title was an invitation to some sicko to post a spam comment with loads of porn links in it. Twice. So I deleted it and turned on the verification. It's a pain but I don't want that crap on my blog.

On to the good stuff!

Ms Woolly BFL is a bit of a diva. Did she want to be lacy like feather and fan? No. Stocking stitch? No. Wrist warmers? No. Mittens? No. Okay Ms BFL, what do you want to be?

Yup. Garter stitch. A garter stitch scarf. There'll be no upstaging Ms Woolly BFL the superstar thank-you-very-much!

The stats: cast on 20 stitches on 5mm needles and I'm trying to knit it quite loosely. Once again the colours are much brighter in the pic than in 'real life' thanks to the flash. Would you believe this is my first ever garter stitch scarf? When I started knitting many (eek!) years ago I started straight in on sweaters. I only knitted my first scarf last year, talk about doing it all backwards! Oh well, I suppose I'm lucky in that I've never had someone telling me I can't do something because it's too hard.

I woke up at 4 am this morning and, as a result, ended up surfing Ebay. I bought these. Oops! Must. Not. Go. On. Ebay. When. Sleep. Deprived. I eventually want a proper loom but the sticks will give me something to play with and will do for starters. Other good things to come out of the insomnia: I've turned the heel on the sockapaloooza sock and Ms Diva is now more than twice as long as in the pic. Oh, and I also bought tickets for Sewing For Pleasure/Hobbycrafts at the NEC, Birmingham at the end of March. Mum and I are going on Thursday 30th March. Anyone else going?


Wye Sue said...

I'm planning on going to NEC, will be with Yvonne on Knitted Garden stand - if you volunteer you can get in free !! Now got to work out trains ... Please come and say hello, might even be wearing Olympic knit ;-)

sal the spider said...

Blimey, you're joking! Lord knows what dross my "th-thong" will reel in then!! :-(
Sal x

Rain said...

Your scarf is beautiful. The garter stitch shows off the yarn beautifully.

Woolly Wormhead said...

oh, weaving sticks are ok, Sue, they don't count ;) I mean, you could have bought a real loom, and then you'd be feeling naughty!

The sticks are fun to use btw - quick and easy, specially for commuting

Dixie said...

Knit your scarf when sleep deprived. It'll keep you off of Ebay!

It's lovely!