Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Scarf and Bert with Sheep

Accessorising in the summer in Texas, or any state I guess, can be hard. It gets so hot, that you don't want to put on anything heavy or warm. Cool and staying cool is the goal. So, I have been thinking that a summer scarf would be a great idea. I came up with and idea and tried it. It has been so popular, when I showed it to others, that I decided it needed to be a pattern. So, here are some pictures of the summer scarf. Pattern should be out soon.

Each scarf has a different cast on and that gives the bottom look a different look on each, when compared.

All of these are made from a lightweight cotton yarn.

So then today, my younger daughter, Anna found this cute Sesame Street you-tube and I thought it sooo cute, that I wanted to share it with you. Every spinner, knitter, crocheter needs to see this. :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

How Great Thou Art

One of my favorite hymns is "How Great Thou Art!" Here is a beautiful performance by Carrie Underwood.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lazy Katy Finished

I have finished my Lazy Katy. Actually, I finished it last week, but it has taken until today to get it blocked. Here it is blocking. I love how it looks blocking. To me it looks very dramatic.

I don't have blocking boards, yet, so I am using two old bath towels on the floor. I place the pins through the towels and into the carpet. :) Of course, if you have small children, you wouldn't want to do this in a room where they have access. But, I don't have little ones here, so I can get away with doing this in my studio.

The directions for the pattern say you can use either size 8 US or size 9 US needles with the fingering/sock weight yarn. I used size 8 US. I did have just a bit of yarn left over, for which I am glad. Several knitters on Ravelry ran out and that wouldn't have been fun. But, I did have a second skein of the same dye lot, so I would have been OK. It took me just under 420 yards of yarn. Below is the left over yarn.