Quote of the Moment

There was something in her movements that made you think she never walked but always DANCED!
~L.M. Montgomery

Friday, February 11, 2011

Special Olympics Scarves Completed

The last two scarves I set as my goal are complete, time to send them off!   Northern California reached their goal of 175, so I am shipping mine off to South Dakota as their deadline is fast approaching and still have not received enough scarves for their participants.  There are still several states reporting a need, and there is still a little time for anyone who would like to help.  

  I started teaching my daughter how to use the serger today.  She needs to know how for the project she is undertaking for her 4H Fashion Review in April.  I also made a few scarves to list on my etsy store.  Filling inventory slowly but surely.  Proud of myself for finally committing to sell some of my things.  I hope the feedback from the world is as good as it is from my friends and family.  Check out the link to my new shop!   Merriven's Etsy Shop 

I am also looking for a few testers for a crocheted hat pattern I wrote before listing it.  Anybody who would like to participate send me your email and I will give you information about being a tester.  Should have a knowledge of front and back post crochet.  Hope you all have a great weekend and wonderful Valentines Day! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waffle Weave Scarf

I promised more details about my waffle weave scarf.  I used this pattern from Lion Brand: Waffle Stitch Scarf but made some alterations to it.  I used Red Heart Blue and Turqua per the Scarf Project for Special Olympics guidelines.  Using Blue as my main color and turqua as the accent.  I started the scarf with blue, following the pattern, then at about four inches into the pattern I added a band of 4 rows of Single crochet in turqa then continued the waffle pattern.  When I got to 4 inches from my goal length of 60 inches, I added the second band. I finished off the pattern and proceeded to weave a double strand of Turqua on both sides of the scarf in the squares formed by the waffle pattern, leaving long strands at the end, for tying off and fringe.  I then went back between the lengths of turqua with the blue filling in the fringe. Pretty simple, but kicked up the style a bit.  I am very happy with how this one came out, and I think when I am done with my goal for the scarf project I will have to make myself one as well.