A scarf that would make Jordan Catalano proud
This is a great pattern, made famous by Sheep in the City. It really does justice to the yarn's complex colorways. Plus it's easy to memorize and great knitting for DVDs of "Arrested Development." This seemed sadly ironic to me, since "Arrested" seems to be going the way of another brilliant but cancelled show that I'm assuming inspired the scarf's name.
Here's another gratuitous shot of the scarf. I'm telling you -- it is WARM.
I realized recently that I haven't kept up with my occassional series, the dumbest thing I did this week. And this is not for lack of dumb actions. Case in point -- my mom sent me a bottle of wine for Thanksgiving. (As an aside, when I saw the box from wine.com, I misread it as wino.com and was offended.) Anyway, we decided to open it Saturday -- but Jon has no corkscrew. So we opened it the ghetto-fabulous way, with a hammer, screwdriver and screw. There were a few tense moments, like when the cork broke. Eek! But it was a success nonetheless, as you can see.
Apparently, I'm not the first person who tried to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. I googled "opening wine bottle without a corkscrew" and found a message board thread about it. My fave answer -- "Why don't you just buy a corkscrew?"
Oh, and two very, very important announcements.
If you have some extra time and yarn -- and who doesn't -- consider stitching up a scarf for the third annual glitter scarf drive.
Also, in more selfish news, Yahaira and I started a knit-a-long for Stefanie Japel's newest pattern, Angelica. You may remember that I was drooling over it in my last post. C'mon, join up, even if you have a pile of holiday presents to knit.
Edited to add: Um, yeah, I shoulda probably posted the link to the knit-a-long. Maybe this is the dumbest thing I did all week?