A place for my knitting ramblings ...


Red Scarf Complete

I finished the Red Scarf Project! It is super last minute, but I am going to overnight it tomorrow so that I will not miss the deadline. Don't mind the nub sticking out at the bottom, I hadn't weaved in the ends yet!
Here it is:


CO: 13 stitches
PATTERN: seed stitch

This weekend Matt & I went up north to visit the parental unit. I was absolutely delighted by the falling snow and the snow covered branches up there.
We had such a great time playing in the snow. Matt had never skiied before, so it was wonderful to watch him learn!

skoog style



Winter seems to have FINALLY arrived in Southeastern Michigan. Lots of ice and a little bit of snow. The poor trees are coated with ice. You can hear them creaking and cracking when the wind blows. And all over town there are huge branches that have fallen down. YIKES!

poor tree!

I really want to go skiing this season, so I hope we get some more snow. The ice, I can do without.

Last night was Knit Night. We watched the Golden Globes and knit. It has been a while and it felt good to be back in the game. Red Scarf Project is coming along nicely. I am about half way done, I'd say. It is just a simple seed stitch scarf - but I think it has a nice texture and will be very warm! Pictures soon ...


Red Scarf Project

I have decided to knit a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. This is an awesome program through the Orphan Foundation of America. A few simple steps: knit a red scarf, send it to the foundation in January, and the scarf is given to a college-bound foster youth for Valentine's Day.

This is perfect! I love knitting scarves. I can use up some of my stash. I can help to keep someone warm & cozy this winter. Win-win situation! Scarves are only accepted during the month of January, due to limited storage space. I started mine tonight and need to make sure I finish it up in the next 2 weeks, so that it is in the mail and arrives before the deadline.


Crafty * Creative * Inspired

I was so excited this morning when I visited Lolly's blog. Her post outlines Project Spectrum 2.0 (to begin in February). If you didn't participate last time, I highly recommend it! The original PS motivated me to try new colors and designs. PS 2.0 looks like it will be even more interesting with new color combinations and 2 month spans, allowing for larger projects. Will I tackle an adult sweater this year? Maybe ... I am all signed up and now I can begin thinking about projects.

Go JOIN - you won't regret it! And ... thanks Lolly!

February / March
Blue, White, Gray
April / May
Green, Yellow, Pink
June / July
Red, Black, Metallics
August / September
Brown, Orange, Purple


Two thousand seven

Hope your celebrations were safe & festive. Despite the total lack of snow in Detroit - the holidays were pretty darn good. Saw the family, got some wonderful gifts, took in some performance art, had fun with friends, ate delicious meals & started 2007 with my "special friend." I cannot complain!

the most!

I feel like 2007 is going to be a really great year! Everything seems like it is moving in a positive direction. I can't wait to see what the world has in store for me this year. I am not normally one to make New Year's resolutions. This morning I decided that I want to focus on the good or positive things in 2007. I am a happy & fun-loving person, for sure. But I can also be really negative. I want to take time to smell the roses and notice all the wonderful things that I have in my life. I am lucky - and I need to remember it & focus on it in this new year. Hope your 2007 is happy!

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