Monday, November 29, 2010

Curiosity Scarfisity!

Here I be doing my best to model my "curiosity scarf", named so because I was simply curious what these two variegated yarns would look like worked up together.  My assessment is...BAM!  Looks pretty freakin cool to me!  It's all in Hobby Lobby Stripes in two colors: (1) Hobby Lobby Stripes Seaspray Ombre & Seaspray, and (2) Hobby Lobby Stripes in #804 Surprise Stripes. Well, the combination proved me wrong…they compliment each other very well!

I am now beginning to think that there could be no wrong combination of colors put together!!

I apologize my scarf model was way too busy this weekend, so I had to model it and photograph it (not and easy task).  I hope to have more pictures soon!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blue Stripes

Amidst the choas of everyday life in Sparksville right now, I have managed to squeeze out another scarf!  I couldn't be more pleased with how the striping turned out. 
Blue Stripes

As you can guess, here lately I am so obsessed with working with this variegated yarn...and I can't seem to step away from it.  I want to try every color combination I possibly can.  LOL! 
Blue Stripes

I had to make another Hobby Lobby run on Saturday.  And once I got in side I made a B-line straight for the yarn department.  LOL.  I had so much left over variegated yarn left over from one of my granny shawls, shown below, that needs to be used up.
Tropical Waves Half Granny Wrap
These colors are a little out of my comfort zone.  I prefer the warmer earthtones.  So, I looked, and thought to myself, why don't I find something that I think would NEVER go with this!  BRILLIANT!!!  So I grabbed a skein of gray, black and fushia variegated yarn...what next??


Just look!


I LIKE IT!  I was thinking that this experiment might turn out to be Butt Ugly, but in fact, it is really looking pretty!  I have a good twelve inches worked up, and hoping during this holiday week and a long weekend I can spend some time knitting on it and enjoying the colors!  Perhaps while watching some good Christmas movies!

I also want to share a crochet project I have had hiding in the corner, that is calling my name.  I pulled it out and did a couple rows on it as well. 
Granny Time!

Here's a little sneak peak for you...there will me more to come.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Simple Arithmetic

Red Heart Kids


Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" 
Tangello Stripe


Tutti-fruity Scarfutti!

these colors really compliment each other.

 k2,p2 ribbing makes it easy and quick to knit up!

I'm afraid I will be on this variegated yarn kick just a while longer.   And when I can use acrylic yarns from Hobby Lobby and they come out looking like this...well, it's pretty much a given!  I'm thinking these will make great Christmas presents.  And who doesn't love a hand knit scarf for Christmas?!

Now if time would just slow down for a bit that would be great.  I know there is no way I will get all want want done before Christmas gets here.  But I'm going to give it my best shot! 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Technicolor Dream Scarf

Once again, I cannot put down the variegated yarn!  I just can't step away from it.
Can you see why???!!  I used two different skeins of variegated yarn and this is the effect I got from it.   This is such an easy and fun stitch.  A k2, p2 changing yarn every two rows.  I used one skein each of Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" in Candy Corn Ombre, and Jazz Stripes. 
It makes a pretty striped scarf.  When Hubs saw it he said it was the Technicolor Dream Scarf.  I liked it!
I believe these will be Christmas presents for some of my favorite gals.
I have already begun another!  I also have another wrap to do and a little girl's scarf.  So things are quite busy.

Although I have been on vacation this week, it has been very busy!  My 30th class reunion was last night.  I had worked on it for the past nine months.  Stressed, planned, worried, anticipated...and it finally arrived.  Everyone had a great time.  I have mixed emotions...although I am glad it finally got here so I could quit stressing and worrying about it...I am also sad that it went by so quickly, there were so many people I wanted to catch up with and just didn't get the chance.
Here we are.  Class of 80.
I have to say a good looking group!!