Ribbon Yarn Scarf

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It’s been a really hard day, lots of work and family stuff to do, including a not-very-fun meeting at my kid’s school bringing more to worry about, and I still haven’t gotten our Xmas pictures printed out… so I’m pretty stressed out.

On the bright side, I found this fabulous yarn at my LYS called Gedifra Byzanz and just had to knit some of it up for Xmas for, uh, someone (can’t say, she might be checking my blog). I tried a few different stitches and ended up with:

– Size 15 needles

– Row 1: K across

– Row 2: K1, yo*2, K1

– Row 3: K across, dropping the extra yo’s

– Row 4: K across

– Row 5: K across

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have a scarf. I started last night and finished this morning during a phone meeting with work (might as well get something done during that downtime). I used 3 balls of the stuff, and it’s beautiful:

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In the quest to get our holiday checklist under control, last night we tried to get pictures of the kids in front of the Christmas trees so we can send them out with our cards. Their school pictures will very helpfully be arriving sometime mid-January. I’m not sure why the photographer thought that was a good arrival schedule, but it left us high and dry with no Christmas card photos and I’m sure you can imagine that the withdrawl symptoms are not enjoyable when the relatives don’t get their cards before the actual day of Christmas. Waiting until January was not an option, so we went with Plan B.

We crammed the protesting kids into the matching jammies and tried to pose them cutely in front of the tree. After many, many shots featuring outthrust bottoms and tortured expressions, we managed to snap one that was pretty cute.

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Even after my minor holiday victory, I’m still anxious, always more to do and tons of people coming for the weekend… Resorted to Hamburger Helper for dinner tonight so that I can go to martial arts, and I feel marginally guilty about that. Ah well, can’t be supermom everyday, I suppose. At least I have a cool scarf to look at!