Another Liza Rose (or two)

I made two additional Liza Rose scarflettes for the holidays. (View the first here.) These weren’t for my gift giving; they were my first “commissioned” pieces. In exchange I received some yarn, which is always exciting (if you’re a knitter anyway)!

Here they are:

The yarn’s coloring looks a bit more brilliant in the first photo than it really is. If you’d like to see additional photos visit my Rav page: Liza Rose II  

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Depending on how the scarlet is worn you can either highlight the multiple colors or, if worn over the opposite shoulder, take the focus away from them.

Both scarf lets were knit in Lion Brand’s Amazing.

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this post is part of KCCO

Crafting for the Giving Season {KCCO/Yarn Along}

I’ve noticed that even though it isn’t Halloween yet, never mind Thanksgiving, a lot of stores have aisles of Christmas decorations on display. It seems earlier every year. While I don’t understand it I do find it to be a good reminder to get started on crafting gifts for the holidays. This way there’s a chance I might finish them all in time.

Now, for all my friends and relatives this will be a spoiler for somebody. I won’t say who but if you don’t want any clues to what you may be receiving this year then look no further.

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The Prismatic scarf (free pattern on Ravelry)  is great for those multicolored skeins. The colors are high lighted yet not over whelming. The pattern is a fairly simple 12 row repeat. I find a row counter to be a handy way to keep track of where I am between rows. I have a little ways to go yet so the scarf hasn’t been blocked.

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KCCO, Barn Hop, Yarn Along

Over the Holidays

Life has been keeping us busy! Between the prerequisite holiday fun – as evidenced below – we’ve been dealing with those little curve balls life throws at you: frozen water pipes (why do toilets require so much water!?), 13 inches of new snow, emergency doctor visits, a plow truck needing repair… you know all those things that suck up the resources of time and money. Yet in spite of the unexpected distractions the new year seems to be off to a good start. So enough with the gloom. Let’s look at the smiling faces and some of the good times we’ve been having below!

DSCN8502The holidays always require cookies!

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DSCN8532There were a few other fun creations going on in the kitchen too but I’ll save those for another post 😉

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