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

Bullet Journalling pen case for April

My bullet journalling pen bag changes each month - and some of it stays the same.  I keep them in a Delde pen case.  It zips at the top, but when you open it, you can pull the sides down and it becomes  a pencil cup. Great invention.

Items that don't change each month
  • Factis BM2 eraser.  Looks like a pencil.  Push the top and eraser pushes out
  • Pilot Precise V5 in blue
  • Pentel Energel 0.35 in black
  • Staedtler fineliners in light gray, gray, and black
  • Pencil
  • Wescott 6 inch metal ruler
  • Dear Lily Designs ruler that counts grid and dots
  • Compact scissors
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artists pen, S
Items that are unique for April
  • Tombow dual brush markers in 055, 761, 873, 451
  • Tombow Twin tone markers - dark bluen and teal (from the rainbow pack

Two birthday cards

The two cards above were made for a friend's birthday.  The top one is all dogs - all from different stamp sets.  She is a volunteers with animals and is an advocate of rescue, so the dogs are all wishing her a happy birthday

The second card is hand-drawn and painted. No stamps. 

Both fun to make.