Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Finished: One Colt's Scarf

I am not sure why I was dragging my heels, but I did finally put the fringes onto this scarf to be able to add it to the finished project pile.

The Details:
Pattern: House Scarves, by Lauren Kent (From "Charmed Knits" book.)
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted - 2 skeins of blue and 2 skeins of white
Needles: Size 8 (16" length. This pattern is knit in the round to produce a thick and warm product... and easy knitting!)
Colorway: Bright Blue & White
Started: March 19, 2010 - My mindless knitting while supervising a competition
Finished: June 29, 2010
As mentioned previously, this scarf is part of a city-wide service project. When Indianapolis hosts the Super Bowl in 2012, it wants to reward its thousands of volunteers with hand-knit scarves. I might volunteer myself to get this scarf back! Or I could just knit another.

In other summer goal news, the viola d'amore congress went very well! All the practicing definitely paid off. The garden is less full of veggies than I anticipated, but that is OK for the first summer of living here. It is also drowning from the vast amounts of rain that has been pouring down for the last few weeks. I also got a couple bike rides in last weekend, but most unfortunately put my right knee out of commission - OW! So while my goals are hobbling along, I am enjoying the summer none the less!

Happy Knitting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer! Summer!

Summer began a full two weeks ago for me. Before all of it gets away, I would like to make a few goals and be a little more accountable for all of my free time...

1. Blog every week. If I can post 5x in a busy month named November, certainly I can update this space once a week in the summer.

2. Finish some unfinished knitting projects. In the queue are:
Colts scarf (almost finished)
Lace shrug (missing the arms)
Tomten sweater for a little child
Tomten sweater for an adult
Lap blanket
Look for these and more.

3. Play lots of music and master my viola d'amore.

4. Garden, garden, garden!

5. Get some great bike rides in every week.

No post is fully complete without a picture. Here is my viola d'amore.

The viola d'amore and the garden are getting the most attention so far. And now the blogging goal has some hope as well.

Happy Knitting!