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Day 14: 31 Day Challenge – Thick Circular Scarf

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I made this scarf using chunky burgundy yarn with a carrier yarn that was thin and fluffy, then I stripped it with a chunky variegated  brown yarn.  The stitches I used were knit one purl one on opposite rows which is referred to as the moss stitch.  This scarf is so thick that it stands up at attention in a way that none of the other scarves have.  I have to admit.  I’m really attached to this one.  I am planning to make one for myself very soon and maybe some to sell some because I LOVE this.

Here I am modeling the scarf, morning hair and all.  I wanted to show how it sits on an actual person, because it can be hard to see this on the mannequin.  I got a picture of myself in it, but then I felt you couldn’t see the stitches.  Below are better pictures of the actual scarf.

Here you can see the sexy that is the this scarf.  I don’t care if I sound crazy talking about my love for this scarf, because it’s real. It fits so well and it so cozy.

This project is the last of the projects that I will be giving away.  Now it’s back to the wide world of projects for me {Rubbing hands together in a schemey kind of way}.

Day 14: Thick Circular Scarf –

This final scarf goes to Oona.  I know Oona and she is such a good person with great Karma so she gets the scarf I like the best.  Congratulations Oona on your winnings and for paying to forward with me in 2011!

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.  I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!

by:jen

Day 12: 31 Day Challenge – Skinny Circular Neck Scarf

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

When I realized I was planning on giving away a series of projects, part of my paying it forward in 2011 that I posted from the Facebook fan page, I decided that I needed to do projects that would fit anyone as I don’t know the sizes of each of the people who are winning something that I’ve created.  Also, people seemed so excited about scarves that I thought it would be good to stick with scarves for the give-aways.  What I decided to to was to start pulling yarn out a basket of yarn that I have.  With each project I was trying to create something unique and distinctive.  All of the projects I’m giving away are knitted on size 15 needles (that’s what was in the basket) except for one which was crocheted.

This piece, the skinny circular neck scarf is made from chunky wool yarn and I also used a carrier yarn, but the name escapes me right now. It is an uber soft, fluffy yarn to make this scarf unbelievably soft.  I knitted a row and purled a row throughout this scarf to make it smooth on the outside and warm on the inside.  When I was done I stitched it together and added a row of crochet to the top and bottom using the extra soft yarn.  This adds some stability to the piece and helps it stand up properly.

Day 12: Skinny Neck Scarf –

When I finished this scarf I realized that it could have doubled as a hand muffler/warmer too.  You know those old school hand muff things.  All it needs to complete this look is a long enough piece of yarn that is chain stitched and attached to the piece on both sides.

This skinny Scarf is for Stephanie.  Thank you for paying it forward with me in 2011!

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.  I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!

by:jen

Mango, Strawberry, Grapefruit Margarita + Knitting

Monday, June 28th, 2010

This cocktail is great in the sun or shade with a your favorite knitting project.  I really want to make a couple of knitted screens for my windows in my sewing studio.  Lots of ideas buzzing around as far as what materials to use.  I have a lead on a welding supply that might be the right gauge for knitting.  Now all I need to do is find the time.  If you already have a knit, crochet or other portable project to work on then you can make this recipe and get to making that project.  If you don’t have a project started like me let’s just make a drink and make some lists, while contemplating the gauge, needle size and so forth.

Mango, Strawberry, Grapefruit Margarita + Knitting or other portable crafts

In either a blender or a Magic Bullet blend add:

  • 10-12 pieces of frozen mango (this is sold at Trader Joes)
  • 6 washed strawberries with the tops removed
  • 5 oz of tequila
  • 1.5oz of triple sec
  • 1.5oz lime juice
  • 1/2c grapefruit juice (if you like it weaker add more grapefruit, stronger add less)
  • add 2c ice

Blend in blender until smooth.

Optional: garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Now pick up that knitting project, have a drink and don’t deny your DIY!