Knitted Sunshine

January 2011 009When I couldn’t find the yarn I wanted for the next project, I eventually remembered that it is yellow month in Project Spectrum world, and I do have a yellow blankie on the needles…  So, grown up and moved across town Neighbor Guy and his bride will get a yellow blankie for their baby… if I finish it this time.  (Very old photo…  I’m well past halfway!)  With all the rain and clouds of late, it’s actually quite cheery to knit on something so sunny.

In other knitting news, I finished a project.  I’ve finished the knitting part of two other projects, but one needs to be blocked and another needs to be blocked, sewn, and then have a waist band added, so don’t hold your breath on those finished object reports, but despite taking 10 months to finish this scarf, it’s a quick, easy project.

December 2010 015Spice Berry Scarf

Pattern:  None, really.  I saw the shop sample at Dog House Yarns last year, asked Rosanne how many stitches she cast on, and then decided I liked 18 stitches and gartered away.

Yarn:  Universal Spice Berry in Herbes de Provence.  (Love a good colorway name!)   I used roughly a ball and a half to get about 60 inches of length.

Needles:  US #11 straights. 

Verdict:  I have 1.5 balls left in this color and 3 more in another colorway, so there will be more very mindless firehouse knitting for Christmas happening.

While I’m talking about Dog House Yarns, anyone going to the spinning retreat later this month?

14 comments on “Knitted Sunshine

  1. Katherine says:

    The yellow blankie is so cute but oh my, the Spice Berry Scarf is gorgeous. Love the colors!! I hope you will show us the finished product. Hugs to the fur girls.

  2. gMarie says:

    I love that little yellow blankie – so very sunny! and that scarf looks lovely. Will make great holiday gifts. g

  3. StarSpry says:

    The yellow blankie is very cute and sunny! We’ve finally gotten some cooler weather and we’re getting rain too. Those scarves will make some very lovely gifts 🙂

  4. Sue says:

    It certainly lives up to it’s name of Spice Berry! Little blankies are quick and easy projects that make good fillers between more complicated projects and they’re always appreciated.

  5. Marjie says:

    Your spice berry scarf looks like a Monet painting up close. (Did I ever tell you I love the Impressionist style of painting?) I really like it. I’m sure Neighbor-Guy and Bride will love the baby blanket even if it arrives after baby does. Bride will, especially; I promise.

  6. AlisonH says:

    Like an Impressionist painting from close up. Gorgeous.

  7. Amy says:

    I’m glad that you found some yellow yarn! If you need any more, I have a full skein of Cascade 220 in yellow, I do believe.

  8. Sue hansen says:

    Live your projects !! I am teaching at the retreat! Can’t wait to see and chat with you again!!!!

  9. Nancy says:

    I love the “sunshine” on your needles and can’t wait to see the finished blanket.

  10. Sunshine on your needles makes you happy….so I’m happy too!

  11. Blond Duck says:

    That spice berry is cool!

  12. Nichole says:

    Purdy scarf… and I’m guessing that’s Encore for the baby blanket? I’ve got to finish that pink & purple baby blankie I’ve got going in it as well…

  13. Bubblesknits says:

    I’ve got some baby hats that need to be whipped up. Just need to venture upstairs and get the right needles. Wish I could go to the spinning retreat! Sounds like fun every year. 🙂

  14. […] dinner was last night.   As part of her present, I whipped out another Spiceberry scarf.  (Link to the first […]

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