It's been too long since you've seen actual knitting on this supposed knitting blog. The truth is, life has been rough and I gave up both knitting and blogging for awhile. That changed recently when my sister let me tag along with her to Crafty Planet, and I fell in love with this giant hank of pink yarn. It's practically identical in color to the yarn I used for my very first knitting project four years ago.
I never bothered to knit a pattern with cables and thought this yarn might be good to use for my first attempt. The simplicity of the Irish Hiking Scarf appealed to me, so I'm giving it a go. Who knew cabling was so easy peasy (probably every knitter but me)? Now that I'm less intimidated, I can move on to Olga's Cabled Cowl, or the DNA Scarf that's been on my wish list since I first saw it.
Pictured with my knitting, is my favorite new gadget that has been distracting me from my projects. I just love my iphone! The wee image you see on the screen is the stage for Little House on the Prairie at the Guthrie Theater. I'm sure I've posted in the past about my love for Laura Ingalls Wilder's books. It was bizarre, but fun, to see a variation of her stories acted out on the stage. What made it even wackier is that Melissa Gilbert, the Laura from the TV show, is portraying Ma.
Hopefully I can put the iphone down and get back to knitting this scarf soon!