Well, this is what my so-called scarf is looking like these days. I've lost count of how many times I've frogged and restarted the scarf. I'm a bit of a loose knitter and I thought going down a size would be wise. Boy was I wrong! I started out with 10's and the stitching was just way too tight. I moved up to 10.5's with a cast on of 26 or 28 and I wasn't happy with the width of the scarf @ all. I casted on some 11's the other night and I'm much happier now. I should've started with them in the first place. You live, you learn! Oh, I have to tell you that even though I said I was going to have a no knit evening, that didn't happen. I couldn't resist. While I watched "What About Brian?" I worked on my so-called scarf (the final re-cast on of it!) and I did one row of ribbing on my thermal.
Speaking of which, here's what it looks right now. Didn't I tell you it was going to be a long haul?? I have to tell you that it takes me at least a half hour to do one entire row of ribbing. I'm actually almost through with the twisted ribbing and just might be entering the waffle stitch phase of the top maybe by the weekend? Who knows. I used to despise this continuous ribbing that I have to do but it doesn't bug me as much as when I first began. I've gotten the hang of it and it doesn't tire out my hand/arm like it did when I first started.
And here, my pièce de résistance, is my traveling vines scarf. :) This is the point I'm at with it right now. I wish I could just knit all day long so that I could finish it and block it! Below is a close-up of the details. I can't wait to see it blocked!
Okay, I'm off to watch The Holiday with my sister. Before I go, I need to respond to some comments because I don't have these commenters' email addresses! knottykitty, we did not see the lorakeets-we didn't go into where the birds were but I know exactly where that was. I remember you telling me that you lived in Monterey. I think I like that aquarium better--plus it's the one I grew up with. And, they have a much bigger jellyfish exhibit. Also, they now have a shark! And to Ren, I wish we had another set of those dishes! My sister and I picked them out when we first moved in together. We like that they're break-resistant! lol.