Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Melon Season

I thought I was going to wait until this scarf was finished and blocked before blogging about it again, but it's taking me forever. So I'm going to try to squeeze out one more "in progress" post, so you won't forget about me.

I made some good progress last weekend in the lodge while the kids were skiing, but then I offered to play Monopoly with them and the rest of the weekend was shot. When my sons completely wore me down and coerced me into playing I agreed to play I imagined I'd fit in lots of stitches waiting for my turn. But I forgot how demanding the role of "banker" could be; my knitting sat untouched next to me - for many, many hours. All was not lost however, because my kids got along for the first time in our Monopoly history and we A) Had a lot of fun, and B) I WON!! I believe this might just be not only the first time I've ever won this game, but that I've ever played it to its natural conclusion. I'm a little bit ashamed of how how happy it made me to force my children into bankruptcy ...

So it may well be melon season before I finish my Melon Stitch Scarf. I'm loving it though, and if I have to pack it away for next fall as soon as it's done, so be it. I think it's going to be a beauty.

I believe I'm about 2/3 of the way there. I'm not sure how much this will grow when blocked, but it seems like I should just knit until this divine Malabrigo Lace yarn runs out.

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Hilary said...

It's gorgeous! Seeing that Malabrigo Lace in action is testing my no-yarn-buying resolve.

Go Max! :)

kt said...

Oooh, it's verrry pretty.

Felicitations on the Monopoly win!

Leanne said...

It's going to be lovely. Can't wait to see it blocked.

Suzy said...

Beautiful! Rich & lush!

(and hooray for Max)

AfternoonMoon said...

The scarf is great, oh and "dorky me" didn't leave a message on the teenblog, but congrats on have a very articulate author. You should see my teen's myspace page. Needless to say, wouldnt advertise it on AfternoonMoon.

Knitski said...

Love the new photo your blog--very nice!

It is -24F here this a.m. I can not believe it. We travel to a ski race tomorrow and I hope it warms up to something above zero!

My sweater with the hem is coming along great. I need to start another sleeve and then join the body and sleeves together.