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January 9, 2005

Dress, ring, yarn, flowers... wait, YARN?!

Colleen wrote today that she had unexpectedly found a knitting article in her Cooking Light magazine.


This just happened to me in the last week. I was sitting with a magazine in my lap, but I was talking to Jason and watching television at the same time so I wasn't giving it my full attention. When I saw the pretty yarn, I left it open in my lap so that at the next pause in conversation/commercial I could give it a better look.

When I finally got around to looking at it, I realized what I was seeing. This page of pretty yarn was in the middle of...

... a wedding magazine.

And for the record I will not be using yarn as a "decorative element" at the wedding. I love yarn as much as the next knitter, but a girl's gotta know when to say when. And besides, can you imagine wasting all of that perfectly good yarn?!?!

Posted by shannon at January 9, 2005 10:48 PM | For related posts:


It seems like knitting is popping up everywhere. A very good thing for us. ;)

Posted by: lynette at January 9, 2005 11:02 PM

I haven't seen the Cooking Light article, but I've heard the illustrations are wrong and they teach the knit stitch twisted... I'm sure they'll get a million emails about it.

And, btw, I tried that self-fringing shawl (as a scarf) and it worked!! It was like magic! The only thing is that one end was perfectly straight but the other end had a perfectly even bias... I knit it in mohair, so I can see how it would have been very easy to pick up extra sts, but in a perfectly even way? So I'm trying to figure out how to undo some sts and then lock them back together without resorting to tying knots.

Posted by: Zabet at January 10, 2005 10:18 AM

Zabet, I'm glad the magic worked for you, too! To be perfectly honest I'd leave your scarf the way it is and call it a design element. One never knows the price of messing with the "magic" (i.e., WHAT IF THE WHOLE THING COMES UNDONE?!?!). But that's just me. :)

Posted by: Shannon at January 10, 2005 4:21 PM

Scarf update: I am a goober. The "biased" end? I just hadn't finished dropping those sts. The fuzzies from the mohair had tangled together, and since I was pulling gently (for fear of the magic not working and pulling out the whole scarf), I assumed I had hit the locked sts when I had not. A few small snips took care of that and now both ends are perfectly even. :)

Posted by: Zabet at January 13, 2005 8:57 AM