Thursday, September 01, 2005

Duty Calls

The jury selection process is so slow and painful. On the first day, I sat around all day from 8:45am-5pm and my name was never called. At the end of the day, they just told all of us remaining to come back the next day. The worst is that I have no idea what is going. The guy on the podium speaks through a microphone to all of us and you don't get to talk to him. Sigh...

Well, at least I got my knitting needles through the x-ray machine and security never opened my bag. And I was in and out of the court house and had to go through the security process everytime. They gave us 2 hour lunch breaks and you could take breaks by signing in and out for those that need to smoke. Unless, it was for lunch, I remained there for the fear of missing my name being called.

I know I said I didn't want to start another scarf, but I needed something easy and portable to take with me. Plus, I wanted a simple pattern I could memorize. I started the scarf called My So Called Scarf. It has been on my list of projects to do anyways. I really like how it has a woven look to it. I am using Susan Bates Silverado circs and boy, are they slippery. The yarn is Cascade Quatro in Purple Rain. I only bought one skein and it has 220 yards. I was afraid that it wasn't going to long enough so I cast on 28 stitches and it is going to be a skinny scarf. Well, skinny for me, because I usually make scarves a little wider.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Ugh, jury duty sounds awful. At least you were able to bring your knitting.

The scarf looks great. I hope you think the hubba bubba scarf is wide enough. I had experimented a bit and came to the conclusion that 5" was a good width.

Oiyi said...

5 inches is perfect!

I just measured my scarf and it's 3.5 inches wide. The skinny factor doesn't bother me as much as long as there is enough length to wrap around the neck a few times. I usually make my scarfs pretty long because I prefer to wear my scarf folded in half and then wrapped around my neck and having the ends go through the loop. Does that make sense? That is the only way it stays snug and block outs the cold winds for me. If I don't wear it that way, I tend to lose it. I have lost two scarves I made (both in purple) while shopping because it slipped off my winter jacket and I never felt it. Those goosedown winter coats have that slippery outer material.

Amy said...

I see. I'm not so sure if that way will work so well with the bobble scarf, because it's pretty textured. How long do you usually make your scarves?

Oiyi said...

I will measure one of my scarfs when I get back to NY.

Amy said...

Great - thank you! I think the one I'm making is going to be between 5 and 6 feet long, so it should be long enough. The edges curl a bit, so it probably ends up a bit less than 5" wide, but I think the width looks really good.

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