Monday, May 4, 2009

Problem Solved!

It was nice this morning to wake up to a nice thunderstorm and the smell of homemade bread (from the bread machine) and know I could sleep a few more minutes!  I love finals week.  I have no finals, but even when I did, I was one of the strange ones who has always enjoyed the week.  Maybe because I've mostly been a good student and so the last minute cramming wasn't as intense, or somehow that things were almost over and there were things to look forward to.  Maybe it was the sense of accomplishment that I really had made it through another semester.  Maybe it was just that I didn't have to sit through hours of lectures.  DH and I (well even before we were married) always had fun during finals too!  The dorms would be making weird concoctions of leftovers and we would go eat out or do some random things to get away from those who hated finals week.   Well, my classes are done, maybe my last ones ever (there don't seem to be good classes for me to take next year), no exams, still just as much work to do as last Friday, but surprisingly I feel better.  It is finals week after all!

And to celebrate I now have a matching hat and scarf!!!  Woohoo!  Remember I had solved this problem before going to Scotland only to lose my scarf which I had had for years, but of course not lose the new hat!  Well now we have a hat and scarf!  I really like my knitting to go together.  Things don't have to match 100% and they don't need to look like they came from a store, but I want them to look nice....would hate for "What Not to Wear" to show up and try to take away my handknit items after all! 

Details:
Pattern: Merci Scarf
Yarn: 200 yds, 4oz of handspun merino (I love knitting with handspun!)
Needles:  US 10
Mods: None
The pattern was easy, reversible, doesn't roll, and "matches" the hat pretty well.  I'm not sure why it took me so much longer to make the scarf compared to the hat, they used the same amount of yarn? 

11 comments:

Stacy said...

The hat and scarf look great together.

Happy finals week... we are there as well. I can't wait for campus to empty out for summer.

Wool Winder said...

Such a nice match.

Dad said...

I would leave that in the drawer. They don't match. Besides you live in BR. The OLD MAN

Just kidding.

Robin said...

You're all set for next winter ~ happy finals week!

Judy S. said...

Very pretty, Leah. I love the color. No wonder you look forward to this week....time to knit and spin!

Bea said...

These are really cute together. I know you will look awesome next winter!

Hege said...

Love your hat and the color is beautiful!

ashpags said...

LOL. Stacey & Clinton would totally go after some of my handknits! I'd fight 'em off though. ;)

Susan said...

I just saw an episode where Stacy and Clinton took all this lady's hand knit stuff! Are you referring to that? Anyways, some of it was made from silk from her own silkworms, plus some of her friend's goat.

In conclusion, I am in love with the hat/scarf combo! (especially the hat!)

Trudy said...

love the socks--and the scarf and hat--the colors are so very beautiful~

Trudy said...

love the socks--and the scarf and hat--the colors are so very beautiful~