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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Windy city scarf


I bet you thought I'd thrown in the needles, seeing as I haven't mentioned knitting in quite a while. You'd be partially correct. I don't do as much knitting in summer because it's just too bloody hot. However, as the leaves start to go all orange my hands begin to twitch for the needles once more.

This is sister Madi, modelling my first proper project for the year, apart from a couple of iPod covers made for friends by request. It's the Windy City Scarf from Stitch N Bitch; The Knitters Handbook. It has one of those handy keyhole bits so that you can thread one end of the scarf through and it wont blow away. It's supposed to look like this.

I wore it out this morning, just to the shops. It struck me that it's a very crip- friendly garment. I only have to wrap it round my neck once, so it's comfortable on my rather minimalist neck (it's an OI thing). It is also able to be secured with the keyhole, so that if the wind blows, it wont be swept off into the breeze where I'd have trouble chasing it. When I was little, I remember my Mum telling me the cautionary tale of Isadora Duncan, who apparently jammed her scarf in the car door. It got caught in the wheel and strangled her to death, so Mum was always wary of dressing me in anything that might push me toward the same fate as Ms Duncan. She's most pleased that my new scarf clears the wheels of my wheelchair by quite a distance.

This is my next knitting project, for my friend Thea. She picked it out herself and when I asked why she might like such an article, she replied: "So that when people come over to my house and see it they say "what's that?" And then I can say, "It's a Uterus, my friend Stella knitted it for me.""

12 Comments:

At 6:11 am, Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Curses! Lady Bracknell had been preparing to compose a blog entry about the knitted uterus!

Ah well, back to the drawing board....

 
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At 3:13 pm, Anonymous Leisa said...

Oh you really are kidding me aren't you??? A uterus!
If I have to go and put my real one in a bucket sometime in the not too distant future, could you make me one so that I can at least say I still have one?

 
At 6:18 am, Blogger Katie said...

Hi stella!

Loved this post about your knitting you made for your sister. It looks brilliant.

Never really got into knitting myself, had a go once but failed to keep up with all the stitches, and git them tangled up! Oops!

So would be crap at knitting anything!

 
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At 3:26 am, Anonymous Leisa said...

Hey! Received the Journal disc at work yesterday...that's the only part I have seen of it so I can't comment.
Lane found, "For your printing pleasure," amusing.......
Now that the weather has gone rainy, my fingers are itching for some knitting. Time to resurrect the long forgotten needles and teach the girls how.

 
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In regards to the "cuckoo" - you would be surprised at the subterfuge to get that personal information that caused so much angst....but then again, no you wouldn't be.....LOL!

 
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At 12:06 am, Anonymous Sarz said...

Heeeeey Stell!
How are ya? Visit your page quite a bit but I thought it was high time that I left you a message :).

Havent seen you online in aaages...tis true I hadn't been on for a couple of months hehe so I cant really be saying that now can I? Hehe hmm oh well point is - I miss you!! :( Did you get my sms?

Love the scarf!
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