Sunday, June 08, 2008

June 8 2008

This past week has been a very sad one for us as Kim's old time friend Rod passed away suddenly last Saturday the 31st May . He went into hospital for simple foot surgery on the 28th and got up to use the bathroom on Saturday, told his wife and the nurse that he felt faint and collapsed on the floor. Two hours later they announced to his wife that he had passed away. They believe it was due to a blood clot.

Kim has taken it very hard as he has known Rod for 30 years and he was one of two of his closest friends. Rod seemed to always know when Kim needed a friend because he was always there at those times. They had a lot in common including the same interest, the love of woodworking.

He will be sorely missed.

I finished the scarf for my daughter's boyfriend in time for his birthday in a couple of weeks. I was told he likes blue and there is a little blue in it. My son tells me it's a bit on the itchy side....
I used 4.5 mm bamboo needles and four balls of
Noro Silk Garden.

2 balls 230
1 ball 211
1 ball 244

This is the first time I've used this yarn and I don't know if they are all like this but I found a lot of sharp dried grass fragments in it which I don't like. The colours are amazing though and the yarn has a nice feel to it.

I have a bit of a dilemma because I wanted to use up all the wool and I put frills on the end of the scarf and I was going to trim them down short and make them even but Kim says I should leave them as they are. He thinks they look more artistic this way.

Personally I don't see anything artistic about it and believe they need to be trimmed to make the scarf looks nice and neat. Please help me decide what I should do.

I chose this sweater from the Jo Sharp Knit Issue 6 book for my son

and he chose the colour of the yarn. It's actually a much darker burgundy a very nice colour.

Then my daughter popped in yesterday and she also chose a pattern from this book she wants me to knit it for her birthday.

In the mean time I've joined up for the 52 Pair Sock II KAL in Ravelry.....where am I going to find the time to do all this? I think I'll need to knit up a few really thick pairs of socks to buy me some time.

That's it from me this week. Must go to bed it's almost 12.30am....need to try and get some sleep.
Hope you all had a great weekend.


monica said...

I am so sad to hear of the loss of Kim's friend.

The scarf looks so nice. I am sure he will like it. Unfortunately the straw and other things are pretty normal for Noro and usually several knots in the yarn too. The Silk Garden does get a little softer after a good wash, But I think all Noro is pretty scratchy.

I joined the 52 pair plunge too. Maybe I will make it this year I came close last go around.

Maureen said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend! It's so tragic! My condolences.

2paw said...

That is very sad. I'm sorry to read about your friend.
Very nice scarf, the striping of the 2 colourways is magic!!