Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Picot Edged Scarf Finished

I have this need right now to feel like I am finishing some WIPs. I think it is because my two cross-stitch projects are quite large with no end in sight.
I started this Picot Edged Scarf at the beginning of this month.

It is from an old 2003 issue of Woman's Day magazine, but it can be found here. It is a really quick crochet project. I used variegated worsted weight acrylic yarn from the bargain bin at my local A.C. Moore store. I bought it a while ago because I just loved the colors and it is very soft. The colors match my kitchen and I had thought I would make some trivets with it. I have two plus skeins left so I still might do that.....or make another of these scarves. 
I don't know whether I will keep this for myself or not. I have several scarves, but I really do love it.

I have also started making this Diamond Trellis Basket.
I have some Hobby Yarn that is fairly stiff. I knitted a scarf with it to practice my knitting, but it is not soft at all. 
Once again this is yarn that I inherited that I hate to waste. I think the basket will look great in this blue yarn. I have a lot of blue around my house so it will fit right in. I can use it to hold some of my craft projects.

I finished reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth quite quickly. This is another page turner and I was disappointed when I came to the end. I wanted more. Of course there is more to the story, the next book is Allegiant. I went to the library on Saturday and picked it up. I was really looking forward to reading it, but it is in a different voice and I am finding it difficult to keep straight whether each chapter is from Tris' or Tobias' point of view. I am so glad I have this in book form rather than on my Kindle as I need to flip back to the beginning of some of the chapters to figure out which character is speaking. I will reserve final judgement on this book until I finish it.

Ginny is not posting today due to the tragic loss of a dear friend. I will be joining Yarn Along when it returns.

Thanks for stopping by!


mamasmercantile said...

The scarf is beautiful, love the colours in the yarn. Looking forward to seeing the basket finished, it is delightful.

Donna said...

That stiff yarn does have it's purpose! I started Divergent but got side tracked by something else. I'm glad all the books in the series sound interesting.

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

That basket is going to be so cute! Hope you share a pic when it's finished. :)

CathieJ said...

Thank you. I hope the basket works out well.

CathieJ said...

I am glad I finally found a purpose for that yarn. I didn't want throw it out.

CathieJ said...

I will definitely share a pic. Thanks.

Joy said...

Lovely bright scarf Cathie and your basket will look nice among your other blues too, it looks like a very nice pattern - enjoy it! xoJoy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE that basket!! More basket therapy in store! ;) blessings ~ tanna

karen said...

yay for finishing stuff that is languishing and I love that basket as well!!!