Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MS Awareness Scarf

My daughter Debbi has had MS for several years.  Recently, she asked if I'd make her a scarf like she had seen online.  It took me a while to find orange yarn (yes the MS awareness color is orange!) was made by Red Heart (called Red Heart Soft).  The color name is Tangerine.  

Luckily I purchased two skeins as the first skein I began using was in a huge snarl.....taking nearly two hours to get nowhere near being able to use it!  After that, I decided to wait.  Then I began this past weekend, knitting about 7" long, but I decide it was much too wide and just wouldn't look good. Ripping it out (unripping?), I began knitting again last night and so far, so good.

You must be wondering where the "ribbon" is.  Well, I am making the ribbons (one for each end) separately, maybe in knit or maybe in crochet.  We shall see.  So, stay tuned for future updates and pictures!


Monday, March 26, 2012

A finish!

This is the completed prayer shawl that I finished this weekend. 

Now, on to a different pattern and color...........

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Recent finish.......

Although I have no photos to share, I did finish the cream potato chip scarf over the weekend.  With the unseasonably warm and beautiful weather we've had lately, I don't believe I will need to wear a scarf for a while!

The seed stitch prayer shawl should be finished soon, but not in time to take to the bi-monthly knitting group on Weds. night.  

Happy knitting!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday afternoon update.......

Good afternoon! Its sunny this afternoon and I'm loving it!

Besides sewing together some yo-yos, I've been the cream potato chip scarf has been growing longer. I work on the prayer shawl in the evenings and that is working up nicely. Its about 20" wide, a bit larger than the previous shawls.

Wednesday morning this week is the first of two bi-monthly gatherings of St. Andrew Prayer Shawl Ministry and I'll be taking the three shawls I've already made.

Have a great week!

Hugs, Karen

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Progress on all things cream

Since I put two of the four cream projects aside (temporarily), I've made good progress on the prayer shawl (seed stitch) and the potato chip scarf. By the time I get around to posting here again, they should be finished, or nearly finished!

I'm looking forward to using a bit of color after this, as you can imagine!