Bucklin' down
Now with photos of knitting!


Yes, knitting!  I talked a fair bit of knitting during the rummage sale, as I would pick up my current near-mindless project on occasion and be noticed.  I'd dug a skein of Opal Hundertwasser out of the stash last week and, well, the yarn is hard to ignore -- even when it's just sitting there doing nothing.

One woman was clearly more interested than most and more knowledgeable, too.  I told her about local knitting groups, asked if she knew about Ravelry (she did, but hadn't signed up yet), and gave her my email address.  I hope we make contact sometime along the way.


I knit the skein on the left, Der Blaue Mond ("Blue Moon"), into Argosy Rav_link two years ago -- a much-loved and -worn scarf.

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My current project is the Baktus Scarf Rav_link -- which I've dubbed Kari-Bak because it's a combo of the two variations -- and I'm using the skein in the middle.  It is called Regentag auf Liebe Wellen ("Rainy Day on Dear Waves").  Baktus is all garter and Karius is all stockinette; mine alternates garter and stockinette stretches in a fairly random manner -- from one row to one repeat to several rows and/or repeats.  I like it!  Problem is, Mom likes it, too.

The third skein, Wartende Hauser ("Waiting Houses"), is still in the stash, and I might have picked up another -- I don't remember.

Anyway, Kari-Bak is about 2/3 to 3/4 finished.  It won't be long!  I have been completely wrung out with everything there is to do -- freely admitting that I am NOT doing it ALL, that I just can't (or won't) do everything! -- and haven't held a camera in days.  But I will -- soon -- if only to get some (probable) FO shots of this and the shadow[]box Rav_link.



What a great way to use up that leftover skein of yarn! (Or that skein of sock yarn that is never going to be socks...)


I love the way you use this yarn and your photos of it do it a very good service :)


Just wanted to let you know that I get my day going with your blog and yarn harlot's. Thanks, and I love your photos, you inspire me to take a class and attempt to capture the life around me. And I am in awe of your knitting skills! I spin more than knit, and now off to do that bery thing! jenny


I don't know German, so it is especially nice to get translations of the colors... what cool names! It sounds like you have been very productive of late, in all facets of your life.

Sara Schraeder

I have lately become addicted to buying sock yarn. I will have to get my hands on some Opal. Looks beautiful!

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