Archive for the ‘scarves’ Category
Yes, readers, my hubby “adopted” a giraffe for me from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs) for my birthday!
IT’S THE BEST GIFT EVER!!!!
Now to plan a trip to go visit her…..have named her Lola, then changed it to Nola and for some reason this morning I woke up and her name is Tiffany! Stay tuned for other name changes!!!
WOW! A giraffe…..I think I’ll get busy and knit her a scarf for those snowy, winter, mountain Colorado days!
What a great turnout at Panera this morning – great start to the New Year (except for my dryer dying yesterday.)!!!
Lots of regulars, lots of guests from out of town, lots of clicking needles, except for the hookers, lots of talking – added tables to the big long table we confiscate on Fridays in order to accommodate everyone.
Bought a kit to make an Andean Chullo hat and when I held it up, one guest, a man, ahem, commented that I had lots of colorful balls. My comment was – I’m a woman, what did you expect?
Left Panera and headed to shop for a dryer and got such a ferocious headache I came home.
So now I’m drinking Bananas Foster flavored coffee and making tortilla soup for dinner and listening to the dogs bark at the UPS truck because it’s not stopping at our house. Actually, they bark more when UPS stops at the house!
This is the free pattern on Ravelry called the Multidirectional scarf. I started out using the kool-aid dyed yarn (bottom picture) and decided this particular pattern doesn’t do the pretty colors justice.
So I used some of the blue subtle variegated yarn (top picture) and am much more pleased with the outcome. It’s amazing how not every yarn looks right for every project.
I have several friends who are doing each diagonal/triangle with left over sock yarn and they are darling! No rhyme or reason to the patterns of yarn they put together. Just a clever way to not waste any yarn – and it’s good for using up stashes!
Finally finished this scarf!!! It’s on the “drying board” as I type.
It really is an easy pattern even tho’ I started it over and over and over, probably 8 – 10 times. LOL Apparently, I was having focus problems.
Used sock weight yarn because I wanted it to be light weight. More for looks than warmth. And it’s not as airy as lace knitting.
Cast on: 24 stitches – used a size 3 needle
Row 1- 6: Knit all stitches
Row 7: K3, *K2 tog, yo, continue to last three stitches, K3
Row 8: K3, P to the last 3 sts, K3
Row 9: K2, *yo K2 tog, continue to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 10: K3, P to the last 3 sts, K3
When you reach the length you want, Knit 6 rows, binding off the 6th row.
——Any type of yarn, any size needles to get the look you want, any length, and frankly, any width.
Have fun knitting away…..
Pinkish scarf on the left is the Breast Cancer scarf finally completed. It’s so soft – I wish I could say “I can’t wait to wear this”…..however, it’s 71 degrees today and I’m not knocking the temperature.
The scarf on the right is the one made from Quivik – it’s not finished because I decided I want it longer – so I’ll go back to working on it.
Just had a panic thought – NCAA tourney is coming up and I do LOVE my basketball – going to have to find some vegetable knitting so I don’t have to be too attentive while knitting. LOL
Started out the day bowling for charity – Big Brothers/Big Sisters has a fundraiser called Bowling for Kids Sake; was fun – had a 6 woman team. There’s no winners or losers, just Big Brothers/Big Sisters benefits.
Raked a little outside – yucky leaves!
Finished the Breast Cancer scarf and am working towards the end of the Quivik scarf – hopefully, will get the latter one done sometime tomorrow and then watch out – it will be a Kodak moment!
Have finally started on the Jimmy Beans Breast Cancer Scarf. Such pretty and varied shades of pink!!! Wasn’t quite sure how to work with 5 strands without having a tangled mess. Velma showed me how she was going to use baggies and clip the corner to pull the strand through; therefore, no tangled messes. Thanks Velma!
Is going fairly quickly but with size 19 needles it should!
When you buy this kit a portion goes to Breast Cancer – something that will eventually touch all of us; whether it’s ourselves, our daughters, a family member or close friends.
If you haven’t seen or made the Breast Cancer scarf (it’s a kit) please go here to see it. http://www.JimmyBeansWool.com/2008JanNewsletter.asp A friend, Cat, has it made up and every time I see her and she’s wearing it, I drool! So I decided, to go for it – a portion of the kit money goes to Breast Cancer Research. Having 2 friends recently diagnosed with it, may have something to do with my purchase. I’ll get a picture of Cat’s the next time I see her and she’s wearing it. Unless I get the kit and get it knitted up quickly first! LOL The picture on the website doesn’t do it justice. It’s just down right gorgeous – or as my grandmother used to say “It’s just gorge-Jesus”!
Kudo’s to Cat because my kit purchase is just one more sold for the cause!
Ooh…..aaaahhh……not the scarf, the needles! What a dream these stiletto needles are to work with! Because their tips are so pointed, there’s no splitting of the yarn, etc. They are so nice to work with using the Quviuk yarn. Needles can be purchased here: www.signatureneedlearts.com You can get the phone number from the website and if you order before the end of January (by phone only), and say “07 in 08″ – you can get the 2007 price. Yes, they cost a bit more, but my gosh, once you knit with them, you’ll wonder why you hesitated! And no, I don’t get a commission!
Wow! Have already received my stiletto needles. I LOVE THESE LITTLE BABIES! I will be up all night using them. Maybe tomorrow I’ll take the time to take a picture and post them, but then again, maybe I won’t. Stay tuned.