A Quickie – I Believe I was Buried Under Ruffle Yarn


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 the NON-dupliaceted ones.

These are just the NON-dupliaceted ones.

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 πŸ˜‰

** 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.Β 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.

** Β 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!! πŸ™‚
  • 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!
  • Sleep.

** 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!

Poor Trevor is Living in a House of Ruffles!

Poor Trevor is Living in a House of Ruffles!

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75 thoughts on “A Quickie – I Believe I was Buried Under Ruffle Yarn

  1. greatbigdragon

    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!

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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? πŸ™‚

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            1. allnightknits Post author

              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 πŸ˜‰

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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.

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  2. giftsfrommt

    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 πŸ™‚ 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.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      I can’t wait till I have a vender event to be unprepared for πŸ˜‰
      I am sure it’ll all turn out okay, just enjoy yourself and remember – you’re not buried in ruffle scarves.

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  3. Jennifer

    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!

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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 πŸ˜‰

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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!

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  4. Hannah Rose

    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.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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! πŸ˜‰

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      The bloodshot eyes of the husband crack me up, it looks like my husbands eyes when he saw all the ruffles! πŸ˜‰

      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.

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  5. Glenda

    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.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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?

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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?

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      1. stitches'n'scraps

        I’ve never knitted a sweater either – sounds like a good idea πŸ™‚ 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…

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        1. allnightknits Post author

          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!

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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* πŸ˜‰

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  6. JoJo

    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 πŸ™‚

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  7. lottieknits

    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! πŸ˜‰ What are your ideas for the Knitalong? Do you have a pattern in mind? Maybe you could use your stitch patterns in some way?

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      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.:)

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      1. lottieknits

        Wow, that’s a great idea, what a nice way of using them for a good cause πŸ™‚

        I now have Copacabana stuck in my head. I blame you and those scarves for this! πŸ˜›

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