In the Pink

I’ve started yet another new project and I think I might love it.  It’s the Classic Elite Yarns Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf and the pattern was suggested to me by my blind-knitting-date friend.  (Thanks!) 

It’s knit in two piece from the ends up and joined together in the center.  I had a little trouble making the three bobbles on the foundation row, but after three tries, I realized that I was misreading what the clearly stated directions were telling me to do.  In my real life, I teach children to read.  Reading comprehension.  Think about what the words are telling you.  Find the meaning.  Doy.  Instead of doing that the first time, I was biting my lip, huffing and puffing, and trying not to swear as my extremely observant boy tiptoed out of the room in case I was about to blow.  When I finally figured it out, I was so relieved and a little sore from thunking myself on the forehead.  The reason I said that I think I love this scarf is that I’m a little worried about how it will block.  It needs to be blocked so that it will lay flat, but this yarn is a combo of 51% cotton and 49% acrylic.  I hope it works.  If it plays nice while blocking, I will state proudly that I love it.

Pretty!  The plan is that this scarf will become a raffle item at my team’s booth at the Relay for Life in September.  That’s the plan.  I may have a hard time parting with this, though.  Maybe I should make a declaration to my team that I’m knitting this for our raffle – to benefit the American Cancer Society – to work toward eradicating cancer in all its ugly forms – and have them wrestle it out of my clutches while gently reminding me of my promise and how letting it go will serve the greater good.  We’ll see . . . It would look so nice with my black coat.

I’ve also made some more . . . you know. 

I used to dabble quite a bit in polymer clay and it popped into my head to make some . . . you know . . . out of this clay.  I used Fimo Soft and mixed the extremely bright colors with white to soften them up and voila.  A new batch of you knows.

For you knitters, in case you haven’t heard, there’s a new online magazine to tempt us.  Twist Collective went live today and it’s full of knitting gorgeousness.  Go look.

Emmie is a constant source of entertainment.   Yesterday, she really brought the house down. 

 More fun to sit on her house than in it.

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5 Responses to “In the Pink”

  1. rmsheffler Says:

    I’m glad you’re liking the pattern. And just remember — now that you have it, you can always knit another one for yourself! See you Tuesday!

  2. accountantgrrl Says:

    Pretty scarf. Even lovelier in person.

    Like the dots. (hehe)

  3. Erin Says:

    That scarf is really pretty! It might be hard to let it go, but it will be for a great cause.
    Nice balls, by the way. 🙂

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