||[Aug. 1st, 2005|10:39 pm]
Got the small capacity ice cream maker today. Wow, it's really, really small. *stares in disbelief* I'll post a review after I test it out. Probably this weekend...if time permits. And that's a big if. I'm going to (yet another) wedding on Saturday & I was invited to a jewelry making party. Should be interesting! ^_^
Rikku's scarf is progressing nicely. I'm trying to read & knit at the same time...and trying to knit continental style too. LOL, fortunately, I don't care if it's a little wonky. However, I did accidentally put an increase in. Now, that's really bad. Needed to unravel it a few inches. *sigh*
Still planning my Ravenclaw scarf. I'm really tempted to buy from Yarn Picks, since it's such a great deal. ~$2 for a skein of Merino...where are you going to find that?! And free shipping too, if I order $30 worth of stuff. The skeins are smaller, so the scarf will require 6 of them. That's still cheap - just a little over $12. However, I am a bit worried about the color matching.
The other yarn I'm considering is Plymouth Encore worsted. This yarn is a 25% wool/75% acrylic blend. It's ~$5 a skein, but I will only need 4. That's about $20, not including shipping costs. It's machine washable, but looks sorta wooly. I probably wouldn't subject the scarf to machine washing, but I'm sure this will hold up better than the Merino (which is a very soft yarn and prone to felting/fuzzing in general). Hmmm...I'm thinking too much about this.