Wednesday, January 25, 2006

the soul of wit--no, the soul of doing things quickly

I finished the lovely red scarf--will post pics when I have the inclination. I'm awfully tired right now.

I've bounced back to the "thank you Prof" project. I'm knitting a mistake rib** scarf out of Paton's Bracken Tweed Double knitting yarn (holy crap, how can you tell that I have the tag this time?). It's 60% wool/40% acrylic, so it's softer than the 100% wool, and wears more easily, as well. It's a mottled light brown colour. Very Professor Thorpe, I think.

I've doubled it up for--not brevity. What's the word that I associate with brevity in my mind but isn't really related to it in an obvious way? Yeah, like you're going to know that--alacrity! There we go. I love the word alacrity. Very Jane Austen. Professor Thorpe is a 19th century specialist. I'm sure he'd like that I'm using such appropriate words.

I'm not too far into the scarf, but it looks very nice. I was a bit worried about the mistake rib initially, but the longer it gets the more I like it.

**Mistake Rib: CO a multiple of 4 minus one (i.e., 9x4=36, so you would cast on 35 stitches)
row 1: *k2 p2, repeat; k3 at end
Repeat this pattern till the scarf is a desired length.

4 Comments:

Blogger Brennan said...

I love the word aclarity too. That and free food! =D

Show when done, SHOW WHEN DONE! Uh, the scarf, I mean.

OK, I'll come by and visit later.

7:29 AM  
Blogger SCPP said...

no chance of seeing the scarf on the backdrop of a curving neck? or a sloping shoulder?

7:34 AM  
Blogger cait said...

erm...I don't know.

7:49 PM  
Blogger schizophrenic naivety said...

Mmmm Prof. Thorpe has a crocheter in the fam. this of course means that he will appreciate it more than the average recipiant who may not know the work which goes into knitting for people.

2:07 AM  

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