Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another scarf

I decided that I have to use some of my fairly extensive yarn stash. That said, most of my stash consists of individual partially used acrylic yarn skeins. I did however buy several small skeins of this yarn from the bargain bin in A.C. Moore last year.

Rather than scan Ravelry, I sat down with my also extensive collection of torn out magazine patterns and found this scarf. It is from Woman's Day magazine (9/16/03).

Yup, I have had the pattern for quite a while. Trust me when I tell you that I have other patterns that are much older.

Since the pattern calls for variegated worsted-weight yarn and uses a really easy double crochet stitch that works up fast, I decided the yarn and the pattern were meant to be even though I probably don't need another scarf. This may become a gift in the future.
This is what I have finished so far.

It is a quick pattern, but since there is no time table for it I pick it up only when I am watching TV. I really do like the way it is working up.

I finished reading City Girl, Country Vet by Cathy Woodman. At first I found the reading slow going, but I think it was more getting used to a new author's writing style than the book itself. In the end, I spent a few afternoons sitting on my deck and some nights before bed reading this and I finished it quite quickly. It is light, funny romantic comedy whose characters are engaging. I would definitely pick up another book by this author.

I am now engrossed in Summer House by Nancy Thayer. Yes, I said engrossed. I do not want to put this book down. This book is about the dynamics of the fictional Wheelwright family and their summer vacation at their Nantucket estate. It is the type of book that I know at the end I will want to know more about this family and what happens in the future. This is the first time I have read a book by this author and I can't wait to find more of her works in my library.

I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful scarf, I love the colours of the yarn and how it crochets up. Impressive new header.

  2. lovely and that yarn is going to be perfect!

  3. I am knitting a scarf right now, and my attention typically isn't on knitting these days, so it is slow going, but it is fun to knit when I sit down :-)

  4. I just love using up my stash. Your scarf looks great! I think you just got me hooked on that book as well. It's next up after I finish what I'm reading now. It sounds like a perfect book for the summer.

    1. I am almost done with the book. Time for another library visit.

  5. Stash is the best- fun to create something with odds and ends.
    Gorgy scarf!

  6. Your scarf is working up beautifully Cathie, strong bold colours, and isn't it amazing the way these variegated yarns work out - this one makes me think of Leggo, little blocks of lovely colour. xoJoy
    PS Your reading supplies sound most interesting and I hope you do find more from your new-found author. x

  7. Ohhh Summer house sounds intriguing - the kind of books where you miss the characters at the end are my favourites :)

  8. I love that yarn, the effect of it in the scarf pattern is lovely.

  9. What a pretty scarf! And thanks for the book recommendation--sounds like it might be right up my alley :)


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