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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Finished at Last!

We've been home from our trip to Arizona since Wednesday night and are just about caught up with mail, laundry and such.  And I am finally finished with the Scoreboard Scarf! It became so long that I decided to finish off the ends rather than kitchener them together. I couldn't quite imagine such a long cowl! (Stretched out, it's taller than I am!)

Each row except for the gray edges represents one point, the navy being our home team (The Seahawks) and the green, their opponents. The single gray line separates the season's games, all sixteen of them but not the playoffs.

While catching up on my blog friends, I found this chart which made me smile. I just had to share it, too. Now someone needs to do one for knitting!

And if you've ever wondered about the value of knitting, you will enjoy this article.  I think the benefits described could be applied to any handcraft.  OK, gotta run but will post again later about our trip.  Carpe diem!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Catching Up ~~~

We have a plaque on our kitchen wall that says:The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."  That's sure been me lately. My poor Scoreboard Scarf as been neglected while I've been doing other knitting, some by request and the other by need. All of those things have been finished though, now I can get busy on some other things, including the above scarf!

My son asked me to make a gift for his friend who is expecting their first child. Here's what I did.

A friend of mine from choir is struggling with metatastic breast cancer and told me she's losing her hair again.  She also told me she was wearing a hat I'd made a while ago, so I thought, 'She needs another hat.'  When the hat was done, there was enough yarn left to make a pair of mitts.  The pattern just happened to include a pair of mittens which I modified a bit.  We had lunch together this week, and she happily donned the hat and wore it home.  I think she was glad to have some mitts as well.

The yarn leftovers from both of these projects will go to a quilting friend who makes hats for preemies and hats for American Girl dolls that are donated to needy children.  Of course, I had to replenish my stash, right?  So, my friend and I went to the Mad Cow yarn shop (interesting name, eh?), and it was no problem.  They were even offering a discount on red, white, and pink yarn!  Plus, we read this sign and tried to take it's advice. LOL

Have a great week!