What would we do without our friends? You know who yours are. Those people you call when you're the happiest, the saddest or just to stay in touch. And definitely the ones you call when you need some help! (I know you're thinking about yours as you read this.) I told you last time about my friend who helped me with my knitting, and some of you asked to see it finished, so...... here is a section from the original bad news bears scarf. All these stitches are supposed to look exactly the same. Clearly they do not. (Though, I have to say, isn't the yarn lovely? It cost me a fortune to make this mess.)
And then, thanks to my angel friend, knitter and seamstress fabulaire Rosie, I was able to create this:
Observe the perfection of the stitches. The loveliness of the entire knittedness of it. This only took 5 visits with Rosie to check on whether I was doing the right thing and for her to reassure me Things Were Fine (and to fix the occasional dropped stitch). At one point she thought I might have dropped a stitch 10 rows back and was going to make me UNKNIT 10 rows and re-do them. That was A Sad Day Indeed. But fortunately, she discovered it was just a "loose stitch," so I was off the hook. :-)
And here am I modeling my new creation. What? You thought I would be gifting this? Not on your life, baby. This one goes into the Hall of Fame.
By the way, if you are mildly observant you have noticed that earlier that day I was trying on nail polish at Sephora. You scored extra points for noticing before I mentioned it. Very nicely done.
And in other news,
I have some new friends who live nearby and who love art too! I would tell you all about our day and show you photos but since one of the ladies has already written about it on her blog, you may want to go here and see our fun day: