Cast on

Since there’s nothing to show in the sewing room — I continue to piece triangles and I’ve loaded and started one of the t-shirt quilts that I’m helping Mom with but haven’t finished it – I’ll show my knitting again.

I shouldn’t bother saying what I’m going to work on next because it seems to change more often than not. I decided I wanted a project with shorter rows to work on after my surgery (Thursday) so it would be easier to pick up and put down.

Easy Multi Rib scarf – free pattern on Ravelry

Yarn is Miss Babs Yowza but I’ve lost the tag so I don’t know the colorway.


I’ve finished the Catherine the Great audiobook and have moved on to The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck.

We’ve got a contract on Big Canoe but until we get past the inspection on Monday I’m not counting my chickens … we’ve done a lot of work and the appliances and HVAC systems are all new but it’s still an older building so we’ll see. It’s a cash buy and they wanted to close on July 16 at first but last night the realtor said they would like to close sooner as in June 29th … timing sucks because I really needed to make another trip to clear the last of the personal stuff out but Chris and Becky are going to help so assuming the inspection goes OK, we should have it sold in 2-4 weeks. I was afraid that I’d be sad but we’re ready to let go of the challenges of managing a vacation home in a different state especially since we don’t get there often enough to make it truly worth the money we spend on it

Best of all, Keith comes home tomorrow!


Off my needles

I have NEVER run out of yarn during my bind off until tonight …. and as much of this yarn (Wollmeise) as I have, I can’t believe I couldn’t find something that matched it exactly but I made do. My only regret is that the entire edge isn’t bound off in the substituted yarn but it’s done and it will keep someone nice and warm.


Cast off

I finished knitting my Be Simple Variation scarf last night and cast off. I am completely addicted to knitting scarves even though I have no need of them here in FL. I’ve got several I’ve made that I wear when I travel but I keep making them and look for places to donate them. When I was in VA last week, Mom mentioned that they requested yarn donations for a group of women at her church who knit and crochet for those in need. I think I will see if they will accept finished scarves. I should get back to knitting some hats too but for now I’ve got a couple more scarves planned.

This photo includes the blue/green scarf I just finished and I need to weave ends in on all of them. I’ve already cast on a new scarf with the purple yarn.


I’m using the TGV pattern for this one and I debated whether to start this fingering yarn version or use a light worsted weight yarn …. I think I will do both. Here’s the next skein of Miss Babs Yowza along with the last scarf I finished in this yarn – also waiting for me to weave the ends in.


I’m not a fast knitter but I like to keep a project or two on my needles and I always travel with something to knit in my bag.