Sunday, November 23, 2008

well,the nerve...

Well,the nerve... the nerve of my nerve to start acting up now... when there is so much to do, so much to finish,stopping me cold in my tracks...
I was moving along quite nicely on this Christmas gift, an adorable girly vest ...
using some stash yarn ,in a color called conker...a rusty red,perfect for this season,
when a stiff neck...turned sour...and a pinched nerve took over.
so,instead I blocked (finally) my mohair scarf...a simple 2 x2 ribbed combined with stockinette for some added interest,but again,I would have to say,
the nerve of Classic Elite to discontinue the colors I needed in this yarn
I instead combined two similar shades in this long, 105" to be exact,scarf...
and wrapped and wrapped my neck in this luxurious silk and wool and mohair. If you can stand a few hairs on your lips while knitting,then run and buy some mohair...any kind...Rowan has some wonderful types...or you could go with the Habu
as I have,but I'll have to be content just looking at it for awhile...
and be happy with the snow soup!
And Happy Thanksgiving to all...I have much to be thankful for...
enjoy your time with your family and loved ones.

22 comments:

YarnSnob said...

Oh the nerve of that nerve!! Hope you're feeling better very soon.
That scarf look soooo fluffy and warm.

zebraknits said...

That nerve, needs to loosen up and give you a break to do all that needs doing. Very soon.

I can stand a bit of mohair but not so much. Needless to say, I have a couple mohair scarves but I like you ides of mixing it with some other yarn. Keep warm in that lovely scarf!

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

Marilyn said...

Some nerve, indeed! You'll be back to all your incredible projects in no time. How I wish I had your talent (and patience!)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's so unfair that you tweaked a nerve :( I hope it feels better pronto but belive it generally requires a wee break to heal up properly. It's actually good timing for this type of thing because you will be busy with cooking and family this week anyway.

Well, that was nervy of the company to discontinue your yarn. All's well that ends well because your scarf came out fabulous with the combined colors.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and feel better.

Brittany Noel said...

Those scarves are so beautiful and look so very soft and cuddly and warm. I need to knit. I have no time...

Lin said...

Go away horrid nerve! I just saw your beautiful scarf on ravelry. I love the Habu mohair. Imixed it with silk once which was great as it made it a little less over mohairy!

Nora said...

You need some pampering I think - a massage, a long soak, perhaps even a manicure, some good chocolate and fine wine! Doctor's orders. ;)

PS: A little care package is FINALLY on the way to you. Had I known about your neck, I would've included essential oils... And chocolate!

Renee said...

Hope you feel better really soon!
Lovely scarf, I like to mix mohair with silk too.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

kim said...

I hope that you're enjoying the muscle relaxers. That scarf looks as soft as a cloud. I happen to have some Habu mohair that I've been mulling over for a long time. The yardage is incredible.

Eliza said...

I hope your back feels better! The knitted things look luscious. Happy Thanksgiving!

tiennie said...

The scarf looks wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Denise said...

ouch! I do hope your neck feels better soon.

amanda said...

Your scarf looks so snuggly. That'll have your trapped nerve sorted soon!

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raining sheep said...

Sigh! Beautiful mohair scarf. It looks soft, warm. The rib is the perfect pattern to showcase the loveliness of the mohair.

robyn said...

Your scarf looks so soft and warm and wonderful

I hope it treats your neck well!

TLCknits said...

OMGosh.. I think both our 'nerves' are in kahoots!... your neck to my back! Hope your feeling better! The scarf is lovely! Have a blessed holiday :)

Rosy said...

hope you worked the kinks out. That scarf looks divine. And I love the snow soup! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Jane said...

Everything looks beautiful Theresa! I hope you feel better soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Kate said...

I hope your nerve is better soon! Your mohair scarf is gorgeous..that must help!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

T, I love this vest your are making, can you elaborate on the pattern?

Philigry said...

oh, i hope you are feeling better! your scarf is beautiful!