Knitting in winter

With the heat turned on to stay warm and comfy,
slippers on my feet, hot coffee next to the computer,
cheering that we have internet again (yep, we lost the holly signal yesterday),
I thought let’s check in and talk 
Now this is not a knitting blog and you will never find a pattern how to knit something
from me, but since I am knitting away here à la carte, 
I wanted to show you a great project I came across last week.
And before you ask, this is my little pink scarf for my youngest girl in progress last week….
The picture with the finished scarf will have to wait after the new year, I need more wool and since this wool is from Amsterdam, a sweet present from my mother in law 
(she knew I was learning how to crochet and knit and she knows how I love pink and white)
I need to get back there first to get some more wool.
Now if you are new here, this whole knitting thing will not ring a bell….
But if you know me personally or you are reading my blog for awhile, you’ll understand that finishing a real hand knitted scarf by myself is an achievement to me and I’m willing myself everyday to finish it,
so to be continued….
This is the project from Leaf Cutter Designs and I think it’s such a fun thing to do, I had to show it to you.
It’s a Cloud Scarf, how creative is that huh?
Everyday you knit one row the same colour as the sky.
(and a row is one way and another one going back…..yeh, I know, to me it also sounds like two rows, 
but in knitting terms it’s one whole row…’re still with me?)
You can look at the video on the site how it is done.
So this scarf is a project you can start on the first of the new year, 
after all the champagne, but you can also start any date you  like and continue to do so for a whole year 
(or shorter) and have a 2012 Cloud Scarf.
I think it’s a cool idea!
So for now I shall love you and leave you,
see you after the weekend mes amis!

12 thoughts on “Knitting in winter

  1. Blondie's Journal

    I learned the basics of knitting when I was a little girl and have now forgotten. I’d love to pick it up again…it sounds so peaceful!!

    The Cloud Scarf is a marvelous idea and so pretty! I wish you much happiness making your projects!


  2. Amanda (Small Acorns)

    I admire your patience for finishing that scarf Maureen (gorgeous colour). I’m hopeless at knitting. My grandmother tried hard to get me to love it, but it just didn’t resonate in the same way that sewing or other crafty things did. Now of course I wish I had taken more notice of all that she taught me!

  3. Thisisme.

    I’m sure your daughter will be thrilled with that little scarf when it is finished, Maureen. Very pretty colour. I used to knit, but haven’t done so for a very long time now, which is a shame really :( Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well my friend.

  4. It's me

    Hoii ..mocht je komen tussen kerst en oud en nieuw ben ik vrij….dus niet in de winkel……laat het maar weten dan…groetjesss van mij…xxx

  5. T's Daily Treasures

    Hi Maureen, looks like you are off to a great start on both scarfs. I have one that I started two years ago that is still sitting in a basket waiting to be finished. :/ I don’t know where the time has gone of late. Too much to do just trying to keep up with daily life. I didn’t decorate or put up a tree or even listen to Christmas music because I can’t find my cd’s. I like the idea of keeping Christmas simple and the 4 rules for gift giving. I am not buying gifts this year because we have absolutely everything we need. The kids have more tech stuff than I do. I told them their gift is a redo of their bedroom which is much needed and their dad has promised them a flat screen tv that will be put on the wall to free up space. They share a bedroom and at 16 and 13, they need more room to grow and less stuff in their way. I will take Zack, my 13 year old, to go buy books on Saturday. If I give my 16 year old money for clothes, he will be a happy camper. He loves to shop! We will make sugar cookies on Christmas Day. I am definitely keeping it simple. Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and a very healthy, happy new year. Tammy

  6. vintch

    i’m sure your scarf will turn out just lovely! it’s certainly off to a fabulous start:)

    p.s. love the gift giving tips in the post below this. so great!

    hope your week has been filled with many blessings!

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