Knitting Project: Multi-colored scarf

I went up to the attic last Sunday and foraged through my craft boxes for the fancy yarns I had accumulated through the years.  I have quite a few vari-colored balls of yarn that I bought in limited quantities not knowing what exactly they would be for. 

I picked up an unfinished cap and unthreaded it and decided this would be my first scarf.  I had to start and redo the beginning as I tried to decide how wide I wanted the scarf to be.  It’s a 4-ply spool and I’m using the bigger knitting needles to make the stitches more relaxed. The spool is of darker hues so I’m not too sure how “even” or “uneven” the stitches are turning out to be.  For now, I’m doing basic knitting stitches and have decided that I will decorate and spruce up the scarf with trimmings instead of fancy stitches.  (I am not THAT ambitious!)  And since I only have 2 spools of this fancy yarn, if and when I decide to do a matching cap, I’ll just pick one of the shades present and do a single color piece.

I’m knitting 30 stitches across and have decided to stop there and just keep knitting.  I haven’t touched my now 6 inch long project since I started, but will hopefully do a few rows tonight.  (Keeping my fingers crossed).  I’m still searching for the projects I will “unthread” — or should I say, “unravel”?

Knit, knit, knit away!

Play time

Alan and I were on the bus when his cellphone rang and it registered “Home”.  Then I heard him saying “Angel?”.. our little guy was talking on the phone, and by himself, had managed to dial (probably through speed dial) his Dad’s cellphone. 

By the time we got home he was off to la-la land, and we weren’t able to play anymore.  We did play early this morning when I read a few nursery rhymes to him and we played “Smell mom’s coffee” which he enjoys.  I guess it gives him a sense of sharing my breakfast time on the counter with him on my lap.

Saying goodbye wasn’t hard this morning.  Elmo’s World helped me out the door.