Friday, December 21, 2012

Off and on the needles

Well this week has seen me bouncing around from one project to another like "a BB in a box car" as my sainted Dad would say. Focus has never been my strong suit. At lunch about 2 weeks ago, my friend Stephie was working on one of those ruffly scarves and it motivated me to dig out the yarn she gave me last year at Christmas (yeah I'm speedy like that) and knit one up for me.

I only did it 5 stitches wide and it came out real looooooooonngggg - about 6 feet.

I love the colors - like a fiesta - orange, hot pick, turquoise and of course yellow!

And when I went looking for that scarf yarn I came across this unfinished pair of socks. And they are yellow - imagine that- LOL! I have no idea why I put them away. I even had the second sock started.

I don't know what the yarn is. All I remember is that my friend Laurey dyed it for me at a LYS a couple of summers ago. I love the color!

The pattern is called Carolina, Last Queen of Naples - okay, that's a mouthful. It is free and you can find it here. It is an easy pattern to remember - row 1 has some yarnovers and K3tog but the other rows are just knit or purl. I saw this pair that I like a lot. I hope I can figure out what Crazy Zauberball she used.

Well I still have stuff to finish up for Christmas. There is grocery shopping and I am continuing to have issues with the demon tree....yes more lights have gone out!! This tree is going to have a date with a wire cutter before it is returned to its box in the storage room.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Give up on that stinkin' tree. LOL. My friend got a gorgeous one at Frontgate last year the day after Christmas, $70.00!!! I hope i remember to go and see if I can get one.

  2. Love, love, love both the scarf and the socks!! I'm gonna need a really big suitcase if I ever visit you! I love long scarves ~ you can really wrap them around and snuggle~up!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Oh! The colors of the scarf are delicious. . .

  4. Beautiful socks! Are they on some sort of sock-shaped coat hanger thing? Does that help while you're knitting? Or hold the shape when you're done

  5. Those ruffle scarves are very popular at the craft shoppe where I work. With that color combo and the socks too you will be ready to party! Hope the demon tree finally submits.

  6. Oh now those are MY colors that you used for the scarf. I must check more closely when I go shopping again for yarn. I love it!!! I also see that you are a very accomplished knitter. That is a beautiful pattern for those yummy butter soft socks. Lucky you that the sock fairy had completed so much of those socks. You must have been a good little girl this year!

  7. Fun scarf and socks! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. Wonderful. Lovely bright colors. Perfect for a cold winter's day.

  9. Before Thanksgiving, a lady came to the drive-up where my sister works, knitting a scarf. (Her husband was driving!) The next day she went into the pharmacy and sold quite a few scarves. Now my sis is really into knitting the scarves herself!


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