Last night, I finished the “Chuck Norris Bites Frost” scarf. I bound off the second half of the scarf during “Bones,” and then stitched the two halves together while watching a PBS “American Masters” program about Carol Burnett. I made sure to stitch it well; the halves should never separate and the seam looks okay for the most part.
I was weaving in the last of the ends when the Resident Sith Master came home from an evening with his stepmom. I made him try on the scarf – which is, get this, ten feet four inches long (I measured it this morning). Anna-Liza is right; I’m an overachiever. It should keep second son “Chuck Norris” warm in the frozen northland (aka New York). I’ll block the scarf this weekend, mostly because the seam needs to be straightened a bit.
Next time, I will make a shorter scarf in one piece. Probably for Gorgeous and Available Engineer brother who is busy at Ph.D. school in Ohio, another frozen northland. Bro, what’s up? You never call, you never write. But I will definitely be using this yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in black and claret for this scarf) and the horizontal stripes again – it looks awesome to my newbie knitter eyes.
Life is weird. My son sat with me for a bit and watched the program, and then said, “Who is she?” He’d never seen Carol Burnett before. There must be DVDs of her show somewhere so I can educate him.
Speaking of weird, check out this about McCain’s reaction to a questioner who asked “How do we beat the bitch?” What do ya’ll think of his reaction? A strong woman is a bitch; a strong man is a success.