Friday, December 2, 2011

A Little Ta Dah

  How is everyone today? It is the 3 month anniversary of my blog. I still have a lot to learn and pretty soon I need to re-format everything on the page, but so far so good. I love the response I have gotten from everyone and I have made some new friends out there in cyberland. Blogging has really helped me get more organized and to finish up the projects I start. That is a really good thing. My stash is shrinking and my WIP pile is almost gone. Another good thing since I love starting new projects.
  This week the weather is starting to turn. We have had such a strange year with the weather. Last winter was really cold. We had a few weeks of below zero (farenheit) and then our normal hot and humid summer. September was really cold. Then October and November were relatively mild. Not sure what we are in for this winter. I might get in trouble for saying this but I love the snow and am waiting for it to come.
  As I said, it is starting to get cold. On the days leading to Black Friday I kept seeing a scarf on the ads for Kohl's department store. I loved it and looked online to try to see a better picture of it. They didn't have it featured anywhere on the stores sits. The woman in the ad was wearing it and dancing around. Every time the ad came on I would see it and want it. I went in the store for a closer look and they didn't have it. Believe me, I don't like going to department stores, so you know I really wanted this scarf. What's a crafty girl to do? I made one from my memory of what I saw. I got this yarn at Hobby Lobby, where else. I spend way to much time in that place. They have a few lines of yarn and this one is Yarn Bee,  the color is Lovely.
It is so soft and so warm. I made the scarf really long. The woman in the ad has it draped around her neck a few times..
Please pardon the picture. I could see my reflection in the mirror while I was taking this and I kept laughing. It is four in the morning and I am the only one awake and here I am taking pictures of myself with bed head and my jammies.  I love my scarf though.
Lucy from Attic24 says some colors are your soul colors. They are the ones you naturally go to. Well, green and purple are mine, my sister's, my brother's and my Dad's. I love pink too, I really do, but green and purple together have always been my favorites. When I was in my early 20's all three of us kids lived with my Dad. A friend of my sister asked us if those were our family colors. I always thought that was funny. So, do you like my scarf? I love it. It was easy peasy to make. I chained until it was long enough. Then I did one row of hdc, one row of sc, one row hdc, one row sc. Then 3 rows dc, one row sc, one row dc, one sc. Three more rows of dc. Then one row sc, one row hdc, one row sc and the last row hdc. No counting. Very simple and I have gotten comments on it in every place I went yesterday.
  Now for some more yarn love. I came home Wednesday night and there was a parcel waiting. From England. What could it be? Autumn knows me so well, she said "Mommy, I think you got some yarn in the mail". I have never gotten yarn in the mail before so that made me laugh. She was right. Deramores sent me my Lucy Pack, or Attic24 Pack.Whatever you want to call it, I love the yarn. I am making myself finish the Christmas stuff before I do anything with it. For now I get to look at it and admire it. Here is my pack of 17 balls of Stylecraft dk yarn.
I have never bought yarn before without a project in mind, so this is kind of fun. Choose a project to fit the yarn.
My husband must think I am daft, but he lovingly puts up with me. At least I am creative, lol. Well, I have been up for 3 hours now and I have done nothing but mess around on the computer and take pictures. I downloaded the program for our new camera though and that took over an hour.
   I am almost done with another cardigan and will post tomorrow or the next day with photos. Happy Friday everyone.


  1. What a treat to see another 4am-er. The things we do at 4am. Lucy is right, you know your colors in your soul, at least that what I think. It never takes me long to pick mine out if I just slow down and listen. I can't wait to see what you create with your A24 pack. It really is fun stuff to work with. Have fun with your new camera.

  2. Thanks Kate, I am always up this early. I like the time before the rest of the world is up. I am going to have to look you up next time we are in Chicago. I love your posts and sense of humor.

  3. great scarf i love the colours and the yarn.
    waiting in anticipation for your new project with the attic24 pack. congratulations on reaching 3 months of blogging keep up the good work

  4. Your scarf is gorgeous!! Bravo! I have that Lucy pack too, I'm using it to make my neat ripple blanket.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I bought the stylecraft pack too and it arrived this morning. I nearly fell down the stairs with excitement when I saw the postman coming in the drive. I love your scarf. I never thought of doing a long chain and working off that, that would get the length just right, I must try that.

  6. It looks awesome! And I love the pictures! LOL Reminds me of when we were in QLD recently and I was doing the same thing as I could not decide what to wear. I was planning to sms the pictures to my sister in law who was staying 20 floors up to ask her advice. Except in my pics, I was all serious looking and I just cracked up and did not send them. haha! Ah the things we do in this world full of technology.

  7. I had a cruddy day at work. Coming home and reading all these kind sweet comments put me back in happy mood. Thank you everyone!

  8. Crochet with RaymondDecember 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    your scarf looks fabulous, I'm not surprised that you have had so many comments on it!

  9. Beautiful! Love the colours.

    Did you enjoy thanksgiving? Im quite fascinated by this holiday, and always look forward to getting Martha Stewart Living as she always has such gorgeous things!

    hanks so much for all your recent comments on my blog, and apologies for my lack of commenting of late - it has been absolute madness at work. However, reading everyones blogs has kept me going but I do this on my smart phone...all very well but I cant work out how to post comments from it (senior moments).

    Hope you are well and enjoying the lead up to the holiday season!


  10. Love your scarf! It's gorgeous! I am always up at early and on the computer. It is "My" time and sometimes it is the only time I have all day to get my crocheting inspiration. Have a great weekend.


  11. Oh..I forgot to tell you I got my Lucy pack of yarn too. I am going to do a ripple with it.

  12. I told you you'd love it!!!!! I'm so happy you got it. Isn't the pack beautiful?!!!!

  13. I'm in love with your scarf, it is gorgeous, the colours are perfect. I look forward to seeing what you do with your new