Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lots of Scarves

Lacy Scarf in Vanna's Choice
Caterpillar Scarves
Nice Scarf for a Man
I have been busy knitting scarves to use as a fundraiser for CROP Walk.   I will not be selling them, but rather encouraging donations over a certain $ amount.  I still need to determine that $ amount, but for now am trying to knit enough scarves.  Thought I would update the blog to share some
of the scarf photos.

Scrunch Scarves - so nice and soft

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What I've Been Doing

I have been busy with my charity knitting endeavors.  I have a prayer shawl on the needles, but it is sitting in that knitting bag now while I work on other things.  The main item for me was completion of a compilation of  patterns suitable for charity knitting for heads, necks, and hands.  As Community Service Chairperson for my knitting guild, it is my job to encourage the members to knit for the many ministries of our local Salvation Army.  There is a great need for hats, mittens, and scarves/neckwarmers here in Michigan.  These are easy and portable projects so perfect for summer travel knitting.

I have two more scarves on the needles I hope to have finished to share with the Guild next week.
Scrunch Scarf

Very Easy Scarflet

This update would not be complete without a picture of the dump truck driver I love.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mother's Day and More Knitting

What a great Mother's Day.  The "kids" were all here for a cookout.

Bernat Baby Jacquards "Easter Basket"
I am still trying to stay off the foot a bit, though not as much as hubby probably thinks I should.  So, I have plenty of knitting time.  I finished a top-down baby sweater, using a skein of Bernat Baby Jacquards.

Close-Up of the Buttons

I have two scarves on the needles now.  I am test knitting some online patterns to share with my knitting guild for our charity knitting. 

Scrunch Scarf
Very Easy Scarflet by Suzett
The yarn for the Very Easy Scarflet is a well-aged Plymouth Encore from my stash.  The Scrunch Scarf yarn is Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight in color "Golden".

Sunday, May 19, 2013

More Knitting

I have gone from the boot cast to just wearing an ankle brace with foot wrapped.  The healing is progressing nicely.  I am so happy to be driving again.  I still cannot do any "recreational" walking and am still doing lots more sitting than I might like, but I am focused on complete healing.

With all this sitting, comes plenty of knitting time.  I finished the Babies and Bears sweater.
Yarn is Vanna's Choice - Colonial Blue

Close Up of Porpoise Buttons

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dumpling Update and Some Family Photos

Just like Daddy
Lots of family photos to share.
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Rob, and Dozie
Daddy is 30
Reading with Boppa

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I Am Back!!!!

Tax season is over and I am back.   I believe this will take several posts to update the blog, but I will try to be better about timely posting.  Tax season was long.  We had a wonderful, relaxing time in the Florida Keys after tax season.  The Dumpling gets cuter by the day.  He is a delightful little guy, with lots to say now.  I have been doing some knitting and actually have finished projects to share.  That about sums it up in words.  Hopefully, now I can share some photos.

The last full day in the Florida Keys, I fractured my 5th metatarsal in two places.  I am in a boot type cast for about 6 weeks.   Orthopedic doc says to limit weight-bearing activity for at least two weeks and I cannot drive.  So, lots of knitting and reading time.

I finished the Wingspan Shawl for me.  That yarn was purchased at the end of tax season 2012 at a lovely yarn shop in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.  The yarn is Heritage Hand Painted Sock yarn by Cascade Yarns.
I also knitted another shawl for myself.  This was a free pattern (Lafayette Shawl) from the Red Heart yarn website.  
Some of my fractured-foot knitting, included a couple of hats for charity and the completion of a Prayer Shawl.  The Prayer Shawl was knit with "I Love This Yarn" worsted weight from Hobby Lobby in the color Peacock.   The pink hat below (Encore Colorspun) is the Rib-a-Roni hat found on Ravelry.  The striped hat was knit using Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in color "Caramel".  The pattern is also on Ravelry and is called "Super Basic Hat Pattern".   It truly is a super basic hat pattern.  Quick knit and cute when finished.
Super Basic Hat
Rib-A-Roni Hat
 I have some new projects on the needles, but I will save those for another blog post.