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Monday, December 08, 2008

Viewing the tapestries

As predicted I'm playing catch-up on the advent calendar

check out Felix's winter wonderland

Door 8 is at the end of the post.

Lengthways garter stitch scarf in Rowan Tapestry. I saw the yarn in Hobbycraft at the weekend when I was picking up some fabric to bind my quilt and thought it would make a wonderful scarf for my aunt Carole.

Lengthways garter stitch scarf

I love knitting this scarf, quite apart from anything else knitting with Rowan Tapestry always makes me think of the scene in Last Crusade where Indy breaks into the Nazi stronghold to rescue his father.

Butler (coldly with Austrian accent): Are you expected?
Indy (with apalling Scottish accent): Don't take that tone with me, my good man. Now buttle off and tell Baron Brunwald that Lord Clarence MacDonald and his lovely assistant are here to view the tapestries.
Butler: Tapestries?
Indy: Dear me, the man is dense. This is a castle, isn't it? There are tapestries?
Butler: This is a castle. And we have many tapestries. But if you are Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse.
Indy: How dare he?! (knocking Butler out cold)

It's lucky that I have this to entertain me as there's not too much intellectual stimulation in rows of garter stitch that go on for 160 stitches. That apart, though this scarf is a feast for the senses. The soy makes for the most wonderful sheen and the garter stitch is beautifully squishy.

wonderful waltzing

If I had a real Christmas tree (rather than decorative twigs) then I'd want Lisa Snowdon to stand on top as the fairy - so beautiful in her waltz at the weekend.

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