Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yarn Along: New York, New Scarf and a Gift

Whew!
It's been a while since I was able be with
everyone for Ginny's Yarn Along!
Travels to Ottawa, our first book club and
a feast have been keeping me busy!
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Yesterday I went into the City (NYC)
to meet a new friend.
Her home was so beautiful:


One thing of note was the
stunning hand painted wall decoration...
It was quite something to be taking the subways again
and suddenly there I was meeting this friend!

I made a simple dress-up an outfit scarf...
Size 3 needles, garter stitch; done on travels
here and there...
and a lot of it in Ottawa.
I wore the scarf the first time yesterday in my
NYC trip!
Ravelry here.

I am making wash clothes and dish cloths.
Still working on learning the decrease correctly.
I think I failed to always decrease on the same end,
which is why it is a bit uneven.
It made a small gift for a friend with
some little bath set.
Ravelry here.

My Aunt makes these towels with the hanging
knit loop.
Does anyone know the pattern for them?
I do want to make some myself in time!

I hope to make many more dish and bath cloths for
small gifts like this one!
 
I am thinking of making a longer scarf with the
two skeins of this
LB Cotton Bamboo yarn with a
more patterned stitch
for the next one...
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I listened to C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy recently.

First edition cover

That Hideous Strength is still my favourite of them.
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What are you creating and reading?
Yarn Along with us!

7 comments:

momto5 said...

that scarf looks so cozy. great for a trip to new york. :)

karen said...

Beautiful scarf, lovely stitching, and yes another one would be great!!

Lisa said...

Your scarf is very nice - and the gift sets are a sweet idea. You're doing well - keep it up! :)

Lisa said...

This is a very cute blog you have here.

October Rose said...

Love the scarf! And That Hideous Strength is my favorite too. :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Super scarf and washcloths....and if you find the pattern for the knitted hanging loops, can you post it?
I would love something like that for my towels :-)

ameyknits said...

Those hanging towels are frequently crocheted, but I found this one with a knitted top (I've copied the link from the first one I found): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/old-school-hanging-towel

Ravelry has several to choose from if you search "Hanging towel" (minus the quotes).