Did you all have a good weekend? I was very happy to come home from my trip and just lie around most of the weekend, not doing much. I did manage to finish up and block the scarf I was working on when the quilty peeps and I escaped last weekend.
It’s a late birthday present for my youngest niece (these January birthdays kill me after the rush of Christmas!) She received a new brown coat for Christmas, so I decided to make her a quick scarf to go with it.
The yarn is Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) and I was really impressed that as I added each new ball, the same pattern continued. It even ended up in the same striping pattern that was at the beginning of the scarf. I’ve never had such good luck with self striping yarns before.
I didn’t have a pattern — I just wanted a simple rib-type pattern. I cast on 35 stitches on size 8 needles and repeated two rows (Row 1: Knit, Row 2: Knit 1, Purl 1) until it was as long as I wanted. I ended up using 3 balls of yarn.
Mr. Spikey Haired Snowman conned me out of it for a little bit, but it kept him so warm that he wasn’t wearing it for long. And see his little snowman eyes? When it was all over, I placed them on the bumper of my car. Then I drove to MeMum’s. Then I drove to MyDadLovesMeBestSister’s. And finally to Barnes and Noble for a little magazine ogling. And when I came out of B&N, there sat those eyes still on my bumper. Pretty funny.
So. New week. New Project. I hope it’s as good for you!
P.S. You must go check out the fabulous 100th post giveaway going on over at Bitty Bits and Pieces. And tell her I sent you LOL!
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