Hello. How's your day going? It has turned windy here and is currently blowing a gale, so it's nice to inside and doing a bit of housey stuff instead of the garden today.
I have been doing a bit of knitting over the last few weeks, I made a few scarves for my stall, and I have to say it was fun getting out the knitting needles for a change!
This is my go-to scarf pattern, I really like how it is chunky and a bit skinny too, and it is really springy and soft because of the ribbed pattern. It also knits up very quickly on big needles! What do you think of the ruffled edge? Do you prefer a straight edge or something a bit different?
I made these out of some of the wool I bought at the sale at Lincraft, the minty green and grey are a Lincraft brand called Luxe, and it is nice and chunky and very cosy. It was a bit annoying to use as it had joins in it so I had to make sure I didn't end up with a knot in the middle of a row.
But aside from that it was quite nice to use.
( My lovely mum sewed all the ends in for me while we sat at the market, thanks mum!)
The pale pink was also Lincraft wool called Merrijig, it is a 10ply wool, so I used 2 threads together to get a chunky weight. The acid green was a Cleckheaton Country Aran 10ply (a really soft and cosy wool) and I doubled this up too to get a chunkier weight. I think that one is my favourite, it is extra soft, light and warm and I really like the colour.
They are not overly long scarves, you can wear them doubled up like this to keep the ends out of your way...........
...........or just wrapped around like a normal scarf.......
The pattern is called Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles Scarf , by Nancy Kleiber and I highly recommend it!
I'm hoping to get stuck into my garden this weekend, I want to make a cutting garden so I can pick posies for the house in Springtime, I have a heap of bulbs to plant too, and some flower seeds I sowed in the hot house have germinated so I want to get them moving on before they die! Not to mention the vegie seedlings that are waiting to go in the ground, must get onto that!
We are also having a bonfire night at my parents place tomorrow ( if this wind dies down!) which will be fun, I've bought marshmallows in preparation! My dad goes in for a hip replacement on Monday, so I think he wants to get rid of all the garden waste, prunings and what not, before he is out of action for a few months recuperating and getting used to his new hip.
Anyway, that's about it for now, what are you up to this weekend?
Busy busy or cruisey?