Saturday, January 15, 2011

Preventing The Winter Blues

While the air has a chill and the family and friends were in town, crafting has taken a shift!......... Knitting!
Knitting is so sociable-it can be done anywhere and everywhere. The essential equipment needed are a pair of needles, a bodkin and the yarn. One to a dozen rows can be completed in a short span of time, so before long a project can be completed. There are such wonderful yarns available, too. Scarves, sweaters, purses and pillow covers are some of the fun items that can be created.
During the winter is a great time to whip up a scarf or two. Rose is wearing an extra long scarf created in black eyelash yarn created for our "Venti" sister. This is one of my favorites to create, as it knits up fast, takes two balls of yarn and is a straight garter stitch. Cast on twenty two stitches on a size 6.5mm set of needles (bamboo are my favorites) and knit to the desired length.
While knitting this scarf a request was made to create scarf made with purple yarn. Here it is so far:

This scarf is not very wide, it's being created with a pair of 4.5 mm needle in a k1b p1b rib stitch which will provide a little more warmth for the wearer. The fringe should give it a fun and sporty and youthful look. The intention is to finish the scarf by attaching tassels with a crocheted short chain ...we shall see!

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