Monday, January 30, 2012

Sky Scarf as of January 29, 2012

sky scarf through jan 29

 I think my mood sometimes determines whether I see partly cloudy, partly sunny, or sorta gray skies.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sky Scarf as of January 20, 2012

sky scarf 01-20-12

I've been checking the sky between 4:00 and 4:30 when the sun sets.  The sun is now setting a little later so  the past week's colors weren't as varied as before.  I think I'll start checking the sky after 4:30 now.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Maybe I'll make 3-4 scarves.  At this gauge, I could make four 45" scarves.  Quarterly sky scarves?  Perhaps.  Perhaps.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sky Scarf

Somebody on Facebook and then Ravelry pointed me over to Leafcutter Designs Conceptual Knitting page.  This led to Leafcutter's Sky Scarf project.  I decided to take part in this since two rows of knitting per day is not asking too much of my time.  The project commenced January 1, 2012.

There were a few decisions to make prior to beginning the scarf.  I went to a couple of yarn stores and looked through my stash of yarn for any colors related to the sky.  I put them all together in a bag: all the white, blue, gray, yellow, pink, etc. I could find. I chose to use worsted weight yarn since I have lots of that.  Next, I chose The Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun Scarf pattern as the one I would use for this project.  I chose it because it is easy, but appealing, and reversible.  Finally, I chose sunset as the time to look to the sky for color inspiration.  That final decision was the best decision. The sky's colors at that time are so pretty and varied.  The first two days of 2012 turned out to be gray, but I knew everyday in 2012 wouldn't be.  I checked my gauge and found that two rows equal half an inch of knitting.  That means my scarf, if I chose to knit this for a whole year, would end up being 15 feet long.  I decided to make this a 4-6 month project instead.  But now I'm thinking that I could make two or three scarves for this project.  The beauty of that idea is that I have plenty of time to decide.

I'll be updating my progress here and in a Facebook photo album on my page.  Here are the first two updates.

Week 1:
sky scarf week 1

Week 2:
sky scarf week 2

Sunday, October 02, 2011

It's Been Awhile

School and and expanded work hours keep me busy and away from my hooks and needles.  This weekend I decided to treat myself to a hat, a pumpkin hat.  I have to write up the pattern for it.  I kinda just winged it as I went along.  I love the way it came out.

pumpkin hat

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lake County Fair 2008

This summer I entered seven items in the fair. They are listed below with their respective outcomes in the competition.

1. Crochet Decorative Potholder (Stained glass flower pattern) - no ribbon

stained glass flower potholder

2. Crochet Shawl (Seraphina's Shawl pattern) - 1st place


3. Crochet Scarf - I don't have a picture of my scarf, but here is the link to the original pattern picture from Interweave Crochet magazine.  [ scroll down just a bit to see a picture)] - 2nd place

4. Crochet Purse (link to project page on Ravelry) - 2nd place

small felted tote

5. Knit Cardigan Sweater (Buttony Sweater pattern) - no ribbon

nora's christmas sweater

6. Knit Scarf (Branching Out pattern) - 3rd place

7. Knit Not Specified Above [Charlie's Hat pattern (pattern was once on Magknits, but the site is no more)] - 3rd place

RR side of Jason's hat Street side of Jason's hat

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Victorian Shoulderette is Done!

I'll have to post pictures later after I give Connie the office lady her shoulderette. After figuring out the pattern with the help of my friend Sandra, it was easy to knit. Apparently I couldn't read the pattern and knit at the same time. Sandra read the directionsto me s-l-o-w-l-y while I knit what she directed me to knit.

I had to do 14 repeats of the 24 rows. I was click-clacking along so well. Grrr!! Until I was just about done with repeat 9, that is. I ran out of yarn!! I called Alpaca Outfitters in Elkhart where I purchased the yarn to see if they had anymore. I was so lucky. They have discontinued carrying the yarn but the woman who answered the phone had two hanks already wound up into cakes. She sold them to me for $10 including shipping. I finished the shoulderette on Saturday the 19th. I'll have to thank her when I return to Elkhart in August.

I think I'll try and find a pretty pin for the shawl before I give it to Connie. Now I have to find soemthing to make for Pat the other office lady. She's a little harder to read, but I'm thinking a nice purse or maybe another shawl would be nice for her. Ooh! Maybe some gloves or a scarf. I'll figure it all out.