Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Needlework Tuesday - Temperature Scarf plus Odds and Ends

For the past week or so, I've been doing lots of little craft things, but I don't have much to show for it.  For my temperature scarf project, I copied Heather's idea and created a more sturdy legend for the yarn colours, which is much better than the little slip of paper I had before.

The weather has turned colder, so I've introduced two new colours to the scarf...a light green and a dark green.   I'm not thrilled with the lighter green.  Next to the other colours it looks neon.  Oh, well.  I also wove in all of the ends that were sticking out. Here's the latest photo:

You can see on the left hand side where I joined the yarns (I'm a lefty) isn't that pretty.   Meh.   From now on, I'm just going to show little snippets of the scarf. That way, when I'm done I can do a big reveal.

I also pulled out my sky scarf that I completed in April and wove in all of the ends that I hadn't done when I finished knitting. Because I had carried many of the yarns up the side, there weren't that many to weave in. It's now ready to wear.  Yay!   Did I ever mention that I'm still writing down sky colours every day in hopes of making another one?  At this point, I'm months and months behind, but I'm still hoping to do it one day.  If I make the scarf a little narrower than the last one, I should have enough leftover yarn to complete it. 

I also ordered a sweater to knit from Mary Maxim. I phoned the store/order desk twice to make sure I got the right size. Unfortunately, I received two different answers.  After some thought, I decided that a larger size was better than a smaller one.  I can always wear one that's too big, but it's hard to squeeze into a sweater that's too small.   Also, the woman on the phone who told me to order the larger size sounded knowledgeable...her explanation made sense to me.  However, I must have caught her on a bad day or she was naturally cranky because she hung up on me before I finished talking. At that point, I hadn't actually ordered it yet.  I was very, very tempted to say F**K it and move on.  But I really like the sweater and wanted a nice winter project that wasn't an afghan or wrap.   Rather than risk another hang up, I ordered online.  By the way, their online order system is easy to use, relatively quick, and not at all cranky.  

I also cleaned up my craft area and made a list of the garden craft projects I want to get done over the winter.   I might have to scale a few of them down.  Also, I had thought I was going to do some Christmas crafts soon, but I haven't started those and I don't know if I'm going to.  Maybe I will once the season draws closer. 

I've been working on lots of Zentangle patterns, but I won't be reporting on those in this post anymore.   Come back on Thursday for that. 

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.


  1. I will be adding a new colour to my temperature scarf this week as well. It's been pretty nippy several of the recent days and my second location has been downright cold. I bought a little pattern book today and started a quick gift for my mom for Christmas. I'm going to try and keep it a surprise, but that means no posting photos as she reads my blog. That's it for Christmas projects though.

  2. Love your scarf! As always, I admire and covet your knitting skills.

    Too bad about the cranky sales lady. I don't know why people behave that way. I think such a huge chunk of our communication is by computer/phones these days that people forget how to behave in person!

    Can' wait to see your zentangle tomorrow.


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