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Cheery Scarf - Qualified Perceptions
Cheery Scarf
This was my Leave At Work project for meetings, and as such, it served me well. An easy pattern that doesn't take a lot of thought or concentration, and goes pretty quickly for short periods of time. Then I borrowed it to use the ball of yarn in Tentaculus's Maze entry, so it came home with me, where I promptly finished it. This is my first experience using Malabrigo yarn, and I can see why it has such obsessive groupies. It's very soft and warm and comfy. Now I need another work project, though...

The Maze and Pagenum entries took me into Rotch and Hayden Libraries. I'm not sure I'd ever been in Rotch before, and I haven't been in the Hayden basement for at least a decade. I had forgotten how overwhelming the MIT libraries are - Hayden basement in particular - in their sheer force of accumulated knowledge. It's one of the places where MIT-as-firehose comes across for me most strongly. I've been here for long enough that MIT for me is home. And "home" is not scary, or impressive, or dramatic - it's comfortable and familiar. It's nice to remember the epic side once in a while, though.

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mathhobbit From: mathhobbit Date: June 3rd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see no scarf!

Suggestion for a new project: I'm working on a knit 6/pearl 6 ribbed scarf for crs (because the Awful Green Socks require my full attention and when's the last time I've had *that* to give to a project?) It's gone all ridgy and thick like the sphere in "Outside In" and should be very warm in the winter. On the minus side, all the ridges mean it takes a lot of yarn to knit a not-very-wide scarf. I wish I'd bought a third skein. The yarn's the sort you'd make Aran sweaters from; I got it from one of the upper right shelves at the place near Harvard.

The drawback to knitting scarves is that it's hard to find anyone who needs one these days.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 3rd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops, "so-called" has two Ls, not three. :)

I brought in my sock project today and have left it in my drawer; hopefully it doesn't end up requiring too much thought!
From: csbermack Date: June 3rd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a neat pattern.
From: desireearmfeldt Date: June 3rd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the strange looks-like-plastic-feels-all-cuddly yarn! Very confusing! :)
twe From: twe Date: June 4th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's the Malabrigo, isn't it? Hmm, maybe that's a good use for the one skein of it I have too.
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