Sunday, August 5, 2018

August is here

It has been really hot and humid here on Long Island. I have been staying inside in the A/C knitting and working on the Advent Calendar as well as updating my lecture notes for my fall classes. 
On the knitting front, my donation scarf is now finished. It will be donated to Operation Gratitude

I used up a yarn that I know that I have had over 20 years. I may make another scarf or a hat.

I have been working on Santa on the Advent Calendar. My last update was here with his disembodied head.
 I happily added part of his hat, but his head was still disembodied.
Next I added his beard.
 Yesterday I added his mustache and started to bead his left arm. It has four parts to complete before I can add it on to Santa.
 After his arm I have to work on the rest of his hat and then Santa will be finished. There is still a whole lot more of the Advent Calendar to work on though. 

Here is my Operation Gratitude Scarf. This picture shows the color best.
 Here is a close-up of the pattern.
Finally the whole scarf again.
I am still reading some too, but I won't share today as I am not sure that I like my current book choice. I am avoiding it, which is a sure sign that I won't be finishing it.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. I will try to finish Santa's arm. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. First love your header , and your father Christmas is so cute . love the knitting love the pattern.
    Have a happy Sunday.

    1. Thank you. That knitting pattern is from a 1970s knitting magazine. It holds up to today pretty well and was very easy to knit.

  2. Santa looks so much better this week with his beard and hat done! Pretty scarf too.

  3. yes if you avoid a book you probably won't finish it! I'm the same way. Love that scarf pattern and need to get busy with my crochet one day

  4. Santa is looking fab...glad he's got his beard and trash now! What a lovely pattern the scarf is and great to use up yarn that has been waiting to be loved for so long!

  5. I've just made myself laugh. The above comment should read beard and tash.....curses predictive text!

  6. So nice to see Baker Beach in your blog header!
    Great job on the scarf too!
    Enjoy building Santa on this hot summer day!

  7. wow, I had no idea that those felt Advent calendars were so complex with many layers of padded applique. I have a new respect for them! Love your scarf. I need to get my annual Red Scarf Project one started. They are due in October.

  8. He is starting to come alive, love the beads.

  9. Santa is looking good. I like the stitch pattern in the donation scarf.

  10. You know what I love about your blog? I absolutely love that you share your long-term project's progress! First, for me, Baker's Beach and now your beautiful stocking. It makes me feel like I'm sitting and sewing with you! Your Santa is amazingly beautiful!
    Your Operation Gratitude scarf is so pretty - the drape is so graceful!

  11. Santa is looking happier now that his beard is on! Lovely scarf.

  12. Santa has really come alive. LOVE him!

  13. Been traveling so have missed the last couple of Sunday's, hopefully I can get back into it this wkend. The scarf pattern is very pretty. Wonder why the color is so different, between white and pink. I'm not familiar with that particular charity, must check into it. Your Santa is really coming along!!
    Sandy's Space

  14. Wanted to pop back after following the link to Operation Gratitude. They suggest subtle colors which makes sense that don't neon or wild I guess, but it also looks like they want darker colors not pastels. Did you more, I just glanced at the first page, but thought, I'd ask.
    Sandy's Space

  15. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Thanks for sharing the good information!


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