Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rotini Scarf

 This scarf is called the Rotini Scarf. It's so fun to wear, and easy & relaxing to make. Great for any beginner - or a pro who wants something simple & meditative. It's all garter stitch!
 I used nearly 3 keins of Noro Silk Garden which comes in lots of tempting color combos.
Here's the pattern. I was given a xeroxed copy so I don't know if there's an original source.
(The pattern looked confusing to me just reading it, but once you start, it becomes obvious).
Needles: size 8 or 9
Yarn: worsted weight or DK - 200-300 yards depending on length wanted

Cast on 20
*knit 8, then turn
knit 8, then turn
knit 6, then turn
knit 6, then turn
knit 4, then turn
knit 4, then turn
knit 20*
Repeat from * to * until desired length.
When ready to finish, work the pattern until the last knit 4,
then bind off 10
knit 10
bind off.

(Just now copying it I see that I didn't do the end part correctly - I waited until the last row of 20 and then just bound off the whole thing. Since I'm such a basic knitter, I have no idea what the difference would be!).
Okay, Happy Knitting! There's still more winter in store for a lot of us.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Mine

special valentine mice sold in my etsy shop a few years back.
happy valentine's day!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Those Lucky Dogs

 Mrs. & Mr. Woofington at Christmas, anticipating their departure from gray-skies Seattle.
Now they live in sunny California, where they take daily strolls through the fragrant honey-scented Alyssum.
Those lucky dogs!