Vermillion yarn


While we were traveling through Ohio, visiting Lake Erie Lighthouses, (see previous post), we walked through the town of Vermillion.  It was lovely - I recommend it.  As we turned the corner, we walked right up to a local yarn store.

It is the Cast On Yarn Studio, and you can read about it at this link.

I looked at lots of yarn there, and bought three skeins of Cestari Yarn.  It is a two-ply worsted weight in blue and green.  Each skein is 170 yards.

Go visit Vermillion.  Buy yarn and ice cream, visit the shore, and see the lighthouse.

Ohio Lighthouses

A  few weeks ago, Steve and I took a trip to Ohoi to look at Lake Erie Lighthouses. It was a great trip - here are the six we visited.  All photos except the first were taken with my Nikon 5100.  The first one is an iPhone 7 photo,

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse

Lorain Lighthouse

Vermillion Lighthouse

Marblehead Lighthouse


Port Clinton Lighthouse

Seattle Scarf, Finished



This scarf is finished.  I started it on a trip to Alabama in February and I finished it on a trip back from Alabama in July.

Pattern:  Farrow Rib, done in a stripe pattern I designed.  See this post

Yarn: Marvelous Merino by Raven Frog Fibers, made in Sitka Alaska, but purchased in Seattle (So Much Yarn local yarn store).  It was one skein of blue and one of green.  The colors are Seattle Seahawks colors, dyed specifically for the store where I purchased it.'

Needles: Size US 6


Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf




I finished this scarf.  That is about all I can tell you about it.  I don't remember the yarn I used - Koigu, maybe? I don't remember the needle size.

As for the pattern, I learned it from the Koigu Linen Stitch scarf from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.

I don't remember much about its knitting, but I know that I like it.  And that I should keep better records.

Stained glass



I love to craft.  One of my joys in this hobby is playing with color.  That may be why these windows appealed to me.  Aren't the colors beautiful?  They are located at Blenko Glass in Milton, WV, on the second floor of the shop.  (taken with iPhone 7)

Seattle Scarf

In April of last year, I bought this yarn in Seattle.  It was a hank of two skeins of Raven Frog yarn from Sitka, Alaska.  It is the colors of the Seattle Seahawks, but I don't care - I love the navy blue and lime green together.

I wanted to figure out a way to combine the two colors, letting each one shine, without using any intarsia or fair isle.  I don't like them.  So I settled on stripes.  You can see the beginnig of that journey in this post.  It took several tries to get the scarf going.

Eventually, I planned the pattern in my bullet journal - another nice use for the journal.



I'm using Farrow rib as the stitch pattern. Cast on stitches in a multiple of 3 + 1.  *Row 1 is Knit 2, Purl 1* Repeat until there is one stitch left in the row. Knit the final stitch.  Row 2 is a Purl 1 *Knit 2, Purl 1* to end of row.

The striping pattern is as follows (Color A is blue, Color B is Lime):

  1. Color A - four inches
  2. Color B - four rows
  3. Color A - four rows
  4. Repeat 2 and 3 two more times for three sets of stripes
  5. Color B - eight inches
  6. Three sets of stripes as above (2-4), reversing colors A and B.
  7. Color A - eight inches
  8. Three sets of stripes as above (2-4)
  9. Repeat 5-8.
  10. Repeat 5-6
  11. End with 4 inches of Color A.
I'm using a US Size 6 needle, and this is the progress so far.  There will be lots of ends to weave in, although I am carrying the yarn up the side of the piece as I knit the stripes.




Northern Lights Scarf

Back in March of 2018, I posted about a scarf I was knitting.  It had been years in the planning because the two skeins of yarn I bought didn't match - they were the same colorway, but handpainted, and not purchased at the same time.  I couldn't decide how to knit the scarf without giving up the beautiful patterning this yarn does when knit.  I finally decided the scarf would have two fraternal ends, and I started knitting.  Back in March.

It did take a while to finish it - not as long as it has taken to post about it - but a while.

Here it is - the Northern Light Scarf (in one post called Aurora Borealis), finished.  Can you see the two different halves? I don't care. I love the patterning.



Yarn: Mountain Color 4/8s wool in Northern Lights (colorway no longer available) - two skeins
Needles: Size US 7
Other Posts: March 2018 and November 2018