Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Not touching this yarn again.

I have been dithering around with this yarn for far too long. I started making it into an infinity scarf for my daughter last year, but I didn't like the way the colors flowed. I also realized that she probably wouldn't love these colors any way. 
I kept going with the Richmond Lace Infinity Scarf figuring maybe I would use it and then I realized that there wasn't enough yarn to make it as long as the pattern states. Ugh.
I frogged the scarf a little ways and tried the yarn in a couple of other patterns. You guessed it, I still wasn't happy and some of the patterns were a little too difficult for this novice knitter as well.
I was feeling like the unfinished infinity scarf was now taunting me, so what did I do? 
I finished it!!


I have several fall and winter tops that this scarf will go well with. It is not as long as it could be, but it will still work. I won't be able to double wrap it. 
I am still not in love with this yarn. When I bought it, I was told it would stripe nicely. Not really. There isn't any more of it left and I am quite happy about that.

I finished reading Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah in no time. This was definitely one of those books you do not want to put down. There is always something new and intriguing in each chapter. This book was both heart-breaking and up-lifting. The characters are wonderful. 
Just before I finished this book, I was notified that Insurgent by Veronica Roth was available to borrow on my Kindle. Perfect timing. I have been anxiously anticipating reading this second book in the Divergent trilogy. So far it is just as well written as the first book. I started it yesterday and am already up to chapter 13. I want to find out what happens to Tris, Tobias, Caleb and the others. I now need to put the third book in the trilogy on hold. 
I am also still stitching the final border of the Peanut's Christmas quilt. Once I mark in between the already quilted corners the actual quilting goes quite quickly. This stencil doesn't have as many twists and turns and the string of lights did. I can quilt along fairly quickly without starting and stopping. I will definitely finish this in time for the holidays.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along once again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are crafting and reading.

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8 comments:

flyingjen said...

I am reading a Kristin Hannah book too. Home Front. The friend who gave it to me told me she cried the whole way through the book, so I'm only reading it at home. I haven't read the Dirvergent series yet...some people have told me they like Hunger Games better.

butterfly said...

Lovely scarf I love the colour.

CathieJ said...

I can't say I like either series better. I really have enjoyed both of them so far.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

mamasmercantile said...

I actually like the way the yarn has knitted up, perfect addition to a plain outfit for the Autumn.

Donna said...

I love the colors you used in the scarf! Even though it didn't really stripe it still looks nice.

snapshotsandwhatnots said...

I'm half way thorugh Insurgent and I have the third book on hold in the library too - loving it so far! The colours of the infinity scarf are nice but I can see what you mean about the imperfect self-striping, it still looks good though :)

karen said...

Bummer you don't like the colors, they are nice. I've had that with yarn though. Hopefully the next yarn you touché will thrill you to bits!!!