Posted by missjunebug on June 12, 2009
missjunebug’s new goal is to knit enough scarves (garter stitch only!) to circle the earth’s circumference. She realizes this is a lofty goal, but she remains undaunted. Her latest scarf project uses one of the most beautiful yarns she’s ever seen. The yarn is NORO the world of nature made in Japan from cotton, silk, wool, and nylon. missjunebug is really enjoying her Size 10 bamboo needles for the garter stitch: not too big, not too little, just right.
missjunebug New Knitting Needles and Yummy Yarn! Photo by mjb2009
Looks Like a Delicious Yarn Danish! Photo by mjb2009
Yummy Yarn Cappellini! Photo by mjb2009
Just Getting Started! Check Back Soon for Progress! Photo by mjb2009
Posted by missjunebug on March 23, 2009
missjunebug (mjb) takes flight officially today. Rest assured, this is probably the last time mjb will include a picture of an actual junebug. Today on Martha Stewart she featured a knitted lawn replete with grass, flowers, and butterflies. Alas, no junebugs. But it was a really surreal-ly cool knitting project.
mjb loves to knit…not well, but she still loves to do it. She is the queenbee of scarf knitting but that’s about all so far. She’s currently working on a slim, dark blue scarf, garter stitch (her fav), 15 stitches across, size 7 needles, 3 skeins of Debbie Bliss cashmere blend yarn. And take it from her, a knitting project you don’t have to count, or even pay much attention to, that is bliss. It’s meditative and calmingÂ and a way to feel really productive while watching American Idol.
mjbTip: When knitting a scarf, plan for one to be long enough to wrap all the way around your neck because you might be at that Nora Ephronesque age where you “feel bad about [your] neck.” After wrapping (& hiding), make sure you still have plenty of length to hang down the front. That will give you maximum style points and flexibility.