Chugging Along

Andean Silk yarn (by Knit Picks) truly makes a warm, soft, substantial scarf!  I love how it drapes … and it isn’t even blocked yet.  I think my Christmas knitting schedule was — shall we say — ambitious?   Well, I’m not going to worry about it.  Scarves that are finished will get sent out, scarves that aren’t will be photographed and the progress pics will go out instead.  (I hope that the last scarf will at least be on the needles by Christmas time!!)  In the meantime, here is the latest on the first two scarves:

 

I will finish the Staghorn Cable scarf by this weekend … if I don’t get distracted by swatching for scarf #3, ha ha ha!  I think it will get significantly wider after blocking.

 

The Diamondback scarf is a wonderfully easy knit.  Good effect for only four memorized rows (and even those are mighty similar!).

 

 

Hubby and I made a spontaneous trip into Philadelphia on Saturday.  We had no specific plans; just walked around noticing things.  I had printed out a walking tour of public art for the area we were planning to wander, courtesy of philart.net, but we just used it as a reference.   After our traditional first few minutes of confusion, we settled into a meandering pace which involved lots of pausing to gaze at architecture and so forth.  We set a general goal of “South Street” for ourselves and then let whim or “walk” signs provide the specifics.  I had a camera, but light was waning.  With hubby’s help, I got a couple of additions to my Awesome Trees gallery though:

 

This mighty oak is in the churchyard of St. Peter’s church, the cornerstone of which was laid 250 years ago.

This incredible sycamore  is growing in Washington Square, where thousands of unidentified Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in a mass grave.  There is a memorial, but I think the trees in the park are a nice memorial too.

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