Monday, February 14, 2011

3x3 Twisted Rib Gaiter

I really do no like scarves. A neck gaiter, basically a continuos cylinder of fabric that you slip over your head and onto your neck, works much better for me.  I can pull it up over  my head like a hood or pull it up over my mouth or nose for extra cold protection.

I had this red (itchy) wool yarn hanging around for the longest time.  I have no idea where I got it from or the brand.  I only know it's wool.  It was not a lot of yarn so I had a hard time figuring out what to use it for.  It was, however, just enough to make a nice sized gaiter. I love how this yarn has flecks of orange in it and it leant itself well to the 3x3 rib pattern. A quick and easy knit with great results. I am going to treat it with some hair conditioner to make it softer/less itchy (hopefully it works). I can't wait to wear it.

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I'm currently knitting one for the hubby with the most beautiful, softest angora yarn that we got from Smiley's a couple of years back.  I don't know when I'll be done with that one but hopefully it'll before before winter is over.  :p

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Hubby and I got Matching Tattoos

To celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary/Valentine's Day.  It's my first but the hubby had a few already.

Mine is on my right ankle.  The hubby's is on his inner left forearm.  It is the Adinkra symbol Me Waro Wo:

"I shall marry you "
symbol of commitment, perseverance
From the expression "No one rushes into the job of mixing the concrete for building the house of marriage."
See Cloth As Metaphor by G.F. Kojo Arthur, pp. 89, 163.

It was painful but not so painful that I wouldn't go ahead and get the rest of the tattoos I want.  In fact, I'm thinking of repeating the pattern all around my leg to form a cuff.  I probably will do that but just this one alone cost $50 and it would need to be repeated about 4 more times I think.

I almost got my piercings too but it was busy at the shop yesterday.   It turned out to be just as well since I'm always wearing hats right now.  The friction between the hat and the brand new piercings would surely have been a painful affair.  So I'll just wait until the summer.
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