My eldest sis flew in from Vancouver to celebrate Christmas with us, and it's a tradition that every Boxing Day, we go to a mall (with youngest sis) to do some bargain shopping. We were out of the house bright and early to get a parking space coz it gets cray cray, y'all!
The deals I scored:
We ate at a Hakka restaurant after as a reward:D
Did you score anything over the holidays?
I'm probably the only person on earth who has not seen the movie "Catching Fire", which does seem like a travesty considering how much I love the books and the movie's costume designer Trish Summerville. She is all kinds of awesome. Her work on the character Lisbeth Salander (Girl With Dragon Tattoo) brought the whole "tough, street-kid" look into another level, and her personal style is something I really admire. Now, if she would only write a style book....
I made this cowl with the Rowan yarn I got this weekend at Romni Wools, which is pretty much like heaven for knitters.
This cowl was super easy to knit, so I was able to squeeze it in, in between projects. It only took a few hours of watching TV yesterday:)
Here's the simple pattern if you're interested in making it (inspired by this pattern):
(using US15 circular needles)
Cast on 55 stitches.
Knit 1, Purl 1 all the way (Be careful not to twist the stitches when using circular needles.)
Bind off when you reach the width you like. Weave in the ends with a yarn needle.
Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow. -Snow-flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow