Scrappy Stripes Scarf
What: Scrappy Stripes Scarf
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky: ~1/4 skein of Pale Antique Rose and ~ 1 1/4 skein Hot Pink; lime and turquoise stripes are scraps from my stash
Needles: size 10, Knit Picks Options
Pattern: Rockin’ the garter stitch
Date started: 3/20/07
Date finished: 3/21/07
Dimensions: 7″ x 39″, excluding fringe
Lesson Learned: None. I still love this yarn.
Destination: Warm The World
I had a hard time capturing the hot pink of this scarf. It perfectly matches the ears of Samantha’s pink bunny:
Speaking of the bunny, Samantha still adores it:
Kishka wishes she could have a chance to play with it:
Bunny Pink Scarf
Date started: 3/17/07
Date finished: 3/19/07
Dimensions: 4″ x 41″, including fringe
Lesson Learned: None. I continue to love this yarn and the cable pattern knit up very quickly.
Destination: Warm The World
Not much in this life is perfect, but this scarf is darn close. The needles, the yarn and the pattern all came together and created a scarf that was a joy to knit. It went so quickly, it’s hard to believe it’s finished already.
I’m not a fringe kind of girl, but I assume this scarf will end up around the neck of a little girl, so I added the fringe. I do think the fringe finished off the scarf rather nicely.
I have more of this yarn in my stash (in a brighter shade of pink) and am zeroing in on another pattern. Or maybe I’ll just toss it on the needles and see what happens.
Yesterday dawned warm and sunny and this week’s Saturday sky is brought to you from Canon City:
Felicia and I were in Canon City attending the monthly meeting of Warm The World. This picture shows the finished items in the WTW inventory. The bags near the bottom are hats and scarves. The rest of it is blankets. Items on these shelves are tagged, counted and ready to be delivered.
When you look at this picture, it looks like WTW has a ton of inventory. However, when you consider that WTW supports many organizations this is not nearly enough.
This year WTW is supporting all of Fort Carson. Every baby born at the post will receive a handmade blanket from WTW. That’s estimated at 1400-1500 blankets. All of sudden these few hundred blankets in the picture don’t really seem like a lot.
WTW supplies yarn for it’s volunteers. Here is most of the WTW yarn stash:
See that empty spot in the middle? (I’ll zoom in for you.):
These are the cubbies for pink and purple yarn. WTW can’t keep these colors in stock. In fact, WTW is low on all pastel yarn. Do you have any pastel yarn around your home that you can donate? If you can, please consider sending it off to WTW. Besides yarn, WTW is also in need of gift cards for craft stores so that we can purchase yarn. If you can help, you can send any items to:
Warm the World
PO Box 1089
Canon City, CO 81215
Yesterday’s WTW meeting inspired me to throw a new scarf on the needles:
I’m calling this the Bunny Pink Scarf. It’s named after Sam’s new toy:
Shortly after Valentine’s Day I was at the store and came across a bin of stuffed animals that were 75% off. I picked up a few for the dogs. They destroy stuffed toys so quickly and I refuse to spend more than a couple of bucks on each toy. They don’t last long, but the toys see a lot of love:
All of that playing wears a girl out:
It’s a good thing I’ve got an attack cat keeping an eye on things:
Pikes Peak came out from behind the clouds long enough for me to take my Saturday Sky picture:
Friday’s sunrise was pretty spectacular, too:
At First Blush is coming along:
Tonight I visited with an old friend:
The Green Eggs and Ham Socks!
Parker helped me with the photo shoot and he kept trying to bat the camera: