I have been working doubles for the past few days, thus no posts. Add to that the pressure of 1) trying to figure out how to organize a Knit Along 2) work being so busy I cannot even read my blogs and of course 3) F&*King Ruffles…
These are just a few – a few – of the ruffle scarves I have finished. Basically what you are looking at is all the different yarn colors, if I had taken pictures of all the ruffle scarves in my house right now I never would have gotten around to actually writing this post. I’ve missed blogging, I’ve missed reading your blogs. I miss living in a less ruffly world 😉
** WHAT I’VE BEEN READING**
Since I didn’t have time to check my book reviews with Rob over at Rob’s Surf Report (my new best friend for helping me figure out how to write a decent book review) I am just gonna show you what I’ve been reading this past week or so.
A special thanks to Hannah Rose over at A World Created for suggesting Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. This books was a rarity, something as hard to find as good Mexican street food in Ohio. It was incredible, anyone interested in period pieces, not shy of a little gruesomeness and a truly unique experience go check it out.
** WHAT I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO**
This is my favorite Bon Iver song – Skinny Love
** MY PLANS FOR THE WEEK **
- Get my Ravelry Page updated – it is so far behind.
- Get all the Stitch Patterns put in the upper header.
- Make a bazillion more ruffle scarves.
- Organize this Knit Along -or at least get a good idea of it.
- Write my 100th post!! 🙂
- Figure out what to write for my 100th blog post 😦
- Knit squares for the Get Well Soon Blanket (more on this is the person I am knitting for will let me discuss it).
- Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair in Saturday!
** THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND **
I have no idea where the next 100 posts will go, what direction content wise. All I know is that, just in case I forget to mention this in my 100th post, without you bloggers I wouldn’t be becoming the knitter I always wanted to be. So, thank you.
Oh yea! This is the cartoon my husband gave me this weekend assuring me this is how he felt. Well friends and neighbors, even though it was a joke you have to wonder!
OMG.. that’s many Ruffle Scarf.. they are beautiful.. Well done!
you are a machine!
ruffle scarves look amazing and make me think of can-can dancers ;D
I feel a bit like I am living in a…hmm…house of ill repute? 😉
girls just wanna have fun?;D
I think one completed ruffle scarf would drive me insane. I’m so impressed!
Thank you. I am pretty sure I lost my mind 14 scarves ago though….cannot be sure 😉
Wow–that looks like an explosion in a ruffle factory! Beautiful . . . and overwhelming!
Thank you – it’s scary isn’t it? 😉
That book Perfume, I think I may have seen a movie version of that. It was very interesting – about a French perfume-maker’s apprentice whose search for the perfect scent leads him to a crime of a different sort of passion… does that sound fairly close to the plot of the book? I’m wondering if they’re the same story.
Well posted, don’t leave us hanging on too long!
It’s the one and the same. I haven’t seen the movie but now that I’ve read the book I guess I will give it a go. The book was exquisite though, I don’t know how to adequately describe it – just something different you know? Nothing about it felt forced or formulaic.
See why I need you to help review books? 🙂
Well, all of that was definitely a good ground zero for a solid review. 🙂 I’m always willing to help though, don’t hesitate if you need it!
You haven’t emailed me either I will remind you! But I will be using your brain for the next review – if I ever get around to it.
You wanna get first crack at some of my work? 🙂
Yes please – anything to give me a ligament reason to quit making these silly ruffle scarves – I feel like I am living in a whore house from the 1930s 😉
Don’t tempt me to write about that. 😉
Sorry – moving on.
I’m working on something I’d like to post tonight, do you have time for me to bounce it? < 333 words
Yeah, I get off work at 11:00pm (in Ohio) and can actually sit and check my mail by midnight. Too late?
Not necessarily. I could get in a couple revisions and the post it first thing in the morning.
Okey dokey, send it my way!
Although I should see if Didi will beta read it too, because I think she’d want the chance as well.
Another blog buddy, seablackwithink.
Oh I will have to check it out! If you want me to read aces, if not – not big deal.
Umm… If you could I’d like you to shoot holes through it.
Literally? Because I cannot afford a new computer right now.
You are so literal!!
One of my many talents.
Ruffles! The ruffles are taking over the world!
Sorry – couldn’t resist. 🙂 You must have endless amounts of patience!
Sure – we can call it that 😉
Hit play on the music video that you linked – awesome, thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, I love Bon Iver!! I can listen to that album on repeat for hours and never get sick of it – it’s so mellow and relaxing. Youtube has the whole album if you’re interested.
It’s now on repeat on Spotify. 😀
*CLAPPING!* Hope you like it!
Great job on the scarves, but I get it… I like variety and if I’m stuck making the same thing over and over I get a little BORED. Your to do list looks as busy as mine 🙂 I have a vendor event coming on Friday and am not ready either Looks like some other things will be put on the back burner this week.
I can’t wait till I have a vender event to be unprepared for 😉
I am sure it’ll all turn out okay, just enjoy yourself and remember – you’re not buried in ruffle scarves.
I’m new at this knitting stuff – and I love it. I persevere through bad looking stitches and mistakes – almost done with my first sweater …….. odd how addicting it is! And I love those ruffle yarns – not that I would have the least clue as to how to knit with them!
They are stupidly easy to follow the directions, they are just a pain in how they are constructed. You pull the whole skein apart and knit in the top notches. You should give it a try, they knit up pretty quickly if you don’t get frustrated.
VERY, very Ruffley! You are one dedicated ruffle yarn knitter!
I am trying to help out a family member – and make some money to go the the fiber festival this weekend 😉 That is one heck of a motivator!
A house of ruffles sounds slightly terrifying!! Haha! Glad you’re working through them, they do look very pretty.
Thank you. As far as terrifying, it really is. Pardon me for saying so but I feel like I am living in a whore house with all these ruffly things about 😉
I loved Perfume! It’s been a while since I read it but it’s going straight to the must read queue. Ruffled scarves? Words fail me. Great job!
I loved the book, Hannah is a lifesaver! I couldn’t believe how it ended – I am still floored!
As for the ruffles, I wish (now) that I had taken a picture of all of them, I think I have more than 10 in a garment bag upstairs. I just can’t wait till they are out of my house!
You are doing great…. they all look amazing.
Thank you 🙂
So glad you loved Perfume! And love what you’ve been listening to. Bon Iver makes me happy.
That’s a LOT of ruffle scarves. GREAT JOB. You deserve something very special for making all those.
I just cannot wait to get all those ruffles out of the houses, they’re driving the cat wild!
Perfume was awesome – any more suggestions you want to throw my way I will glad take. Bon Iver is my happy place music – LOVE IT! 😉
Great blog! All those colours of the scarves is fabulous. Have fun with your 100th blog! Enjoy it and I love the cartoon, too funny. I am sure my husband feels the same way! 🙂
The bloodshot eyes of the husband crack me up, it looks like my husbands eyes when he saw all the ruffles! 😉
I am still pondering over 100 – it seems like a big deal and I still don’t know what to do with it. It’s a little stressful.
Why not make it about your favourite things about blogging. 🙂
I have a few ideas brewing in my noggin! 🙂
Hey – you were able to find the black/red/white combo! LOL I have one of those, and two more skeins are looking lonely. They’re so fun to make, you can get carried away.
The black/white/red is OSU Buckeye colors here in Ohio and I was only able to find two skeins of it – I guess it sold better in my neck of the woods.
The scarves and I are starting to get along but I would love to make a purl stitch, or a decrease, or a bobble for that matter you know?
LOL! I love the cartoon and congrats on your 100th post! The ruffle scarves look lovely too, and I may want to join in on your knit along…any idea what you’ll be making? 🙂
I am thinking a sweater – I’ve never made one and I’ve gotten a lot of feedback that people want to do a garment. How does that sound to you? Wanna put in your two cents?
I’ve never knitted a sweater either – sounds like a good idea 🙂 I’ll need one that comes in a 2x or 3x if i’m making it for myself, but if not that’s ok too, i’ll just make it for someone else! I’m not a big fan of bulky though, so if you end up with a bulky yarn pattern I may wait for the next one…
Worsted is as heavy as I would go. As for size, no problem. I’m a 42 DDD (very oddly shaped – but they’re real;)) do I needed to find a pattern that would go over those bad boys!
Cool, then count me in!
Details to come!
Wahoo. Have you finished them? You have done sooo many. Cograts. Love the cartoon. Xxx
Scarily enough, I have 20 more skeins to get through. Once my mom saw them (and my grandma, and her bridge club) she showed up with another bag full. *sigh* 😉
Oh dear. On the plus side, it is nice to be appreciated:)
That is a lovely way to put it 🙂
I try 😉 being positive isn’t always easy, especially when you are in the thick of it!
Wow! That’s a lot of scarves, but they look beautiful! I actually saw the movie “Perfume” at a film festival. Walked in knowing nothing about it. I ended up walking out before it ended because it freaked me out. Ended up reading the book to find out how it ended! Good luck with the busy schedule 🙂
Thank you. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I suppose since I read the book I will be a bit more prepared.
Oh. My. Word. What a lot of ruffles! Your house must be full of them! (For some reason those scarves make me think of that song ‘Copacabana’ by Barry Manilow – perhaps it’s the opening line: ‘Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl, with yellow feathers I’m her hair…’ etc – I can picture the yellow feathers and a dress made of ruffles!).
I digress. Whoops! Love the cartoon! 😉 What are your ideas for the Knitalong? Do you have a pattern in mind? Maybe you could use your stitch patterns in some way?
I am thinking a sweater. I’ve got a few knitters on the hook and that seems to be what they are gravitating towards.
I don’t know about my stitch patterns in a sweater but they are being put to good use. I found a fellow blogger (will not release name till I get the okay from her) whose cousin has been re-diagnoised with cancer, she’s been sick on and off since age 25 and she’s 31 now. She was asking for 7 by 9 squares for a huge blanket. I am making a bunch of them which my stitch patterns, also some embroidery, color work and double knitting. I just haven’t taken pictures because I want to respect her privacy. They are pretty though.:)
Wow, that’s a great idea, what a nice way of using them for a good cause 🙂
I now have Copacabana stuck in my head. I blame you and those scarves for this! 😛
I am truly sorry about that – I’ve had sings from Moulin Rouge stuck in my head for days!
Love the comic. Sounds like some good books and an awesome assortment of ruffle scarves
Thank you, it was a very hodgepodge post wasn’t it! 😉