My husband and I are dog/house sitting for family over the next couple weeks and I of course brought knitting projects along. This pile of yarn was a bag of nicely balled yarn for the baby blanket I was working … Continue reading
I recently traveled out to Washington to visit my family in Forks and help out as my dad recovered from a knee replacement. It was an adventure, full of driving back and forth to Seattle a few times, a surprise … Continue reading
Every year around Thanksgiving I sit down with my nieces and talk with them about what winter hats they want. This year I had them search through Pinterest and pick out something they liked. Others in the family tend to … Continue reading
Oh boy has there been things going on in our crazy life, we have some changes coming and they will more than likely be covered here at some point. But today it is all about the knitting. Last weekend I was at a huge craft show and did well thanks to the cold wind, people where cold and hadn’t brought hats. Oh darn, here let me sell you one. There was a down side the crazy wind would pick up every once in while and broke the borrowed canopy that I was using. I just want to make a note that it was already broken and just broke a little more while in my custody.
Today I am taking a break from knitting for others, I sent off three orders this week, and worked on my green linen scarf. It is based on the Cerus Scarf pattern found on Ravelry. I added many more stitches because I like my scarves super long, I wrap and wrap and still like it to hang.I actually don’t remember off hand how many I added but wait let me check…401 so I added about 50 extra stitches. I do believe that I might have lost my mind and will be working on this scarf for awhile because not only is it 400 stitches but it is 400 in fingering weight. I did remember to grab two skeins, I never remember to get enough.
I am using Knit Pick’s Hawthorne Fingering and really do love all the colors that they have to choose from. I narrowed it down to “Forest Park” and when it arrived I loved it. I started the scarf while I was in Washington State for my dad’s retirement party from the National Park service. He has worn the color of the yarn almost every day for the past 30+ years. He had a good laugh when I offered to make it for him, he has sworn that he will never wear gray and green again.
It is slow going with all the slip stitches in the linen pattern, I haven’t had the chance to work on it for a month or so and only finished about half an inch. I worked on it for a couple hours today and have passed the inch mark, it is the small mile stone that get celebrated around here. I will continue to work on it this weekend while at a civil war reenactment/living history event. The circular needles are not period correct but eh, I’m not switching to long strait needles just for the weekend. I don’t even want to think about how many stitches I would drop. I’ll let you know how far I get, I’m shooting for 2 inches.
This week has been a catching up on big projects kind of week. I had a few days of real work and spent the free time working on the log cabin blanket I started a while ago. It has moved … Continue reading
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We are home and had a fantastic vacation with my family in Seattle/Forks Washington. I am going to share a couple photos with you all and get back to writing tomorrow.
We had planned on leaving with plenty of time to get to the airport through DC traffic. The thing is there wasn’t any, we arrived with 3 hours to spare. Had a nice sit down breakfast and found the gate … Continue reading
All packed and ready to go. Don’t worry there are clothes in there and I saved some for my carry on.
This weekend there was a bit of confusion between our internet provider, our modem, customer service and my husband. After four days of no connection, alleged outages, many less than happy phone calls, we have a new modem and are … Continue reading
I was all excited to try out an idea for a new scarf and thought this deep purple would be great, especially since it is out of the stash and should knit up lovely. On a side note I … Continue reading