Just because I haven't written an entry does not mean I haven't been knitting. The holidays and attending a Christmas wedding (which canceled our winter trip to the tropics - very sad but I bought new furniture with the money I saved) did take up a load of time and energy, but now that it's mid January life is back to it's usual activities.
In the last week, on a whim, I bought light green alpaca bulky from Plymouth Alpaca on a whim. I went into my LYS, Stitches East (53rd St. bet Park & Madison, inside the lobby) for cable needles and walked out with yarn.The elderly woman who works there and may be the owner is really nice.The week before I asked for cable needles. She was out, but immediately ordered them for me. A few months ago she must of spend an hour helping me find the right sweater pattern and special ordered the yarn for. I always find something there. Now I have a fab new alpaca scarf.
I felt guilty about the cost of the yarn, about $14 for a skein. So when I stopped by Borders to peruse their knitting books and spotted the perfect pattern I memorized it instead of buying the book. Is that copyright infringement? I mean I didn't write it down anywhere, not even on a scrap of a paper.
On the other hand hte author has published the pattern on her web site so I guess it's OK. It's called the co-worker scarf. She recommends blocking it to open up the pattern. I've never tried blocking, but I don't think it's too late to try it on this piece. I even have cats like her to sit on the wet wool.