Monday, August 27, 2007

WOO-HOO! Scarf is done!

I finished it today and I added some care instructions on a cord around the knit-with-love scarf. Of course I had to model it first!!
I am also sending along a red rose bookmark, a card with encouragement enclosed and a way to contact me via email.

Let this be encouragement to you! Scarves need to be sent in BEFORE Oct 15th so get-a-clickin!

Monday, August 20, 2007

This is the way I ROLL

Ok, so my experimental stitch pattern stinks out loud. It has rolled.....HARD!

Since it is no longer appropriate for the red scarf project, it has dove into the frog pond. *splooosh*

I will have to begin again. at least I have one scarf done.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Photos I Promised!

Although, I can't get the close up detail like C4G.... here goes!

Lily Chin Crochet Red Scarf

Here is my WSW red scarf... knit and coming along nicely!

Progress, slowly

Here is the progress on my red scarf in the my so called scarf pattern. Only 53 more inches to go...*faint*.
The pattern produces a thicker fabric than most, so it should be plenty warm for whomever gets it.

Some stitch detail.

PSssssssst! Daily Chum....*HA-snort*

Lily Chin crochet scarf complete!

I completed my Lily Chin crochet red scarf a few nights ago. Just now wove in the ends and it is all happy and ready to go! I will post a pic later tonight. I also cast on my second red scarf last night. Well actually I was going to do My So Called Scarf (just like C4G) ... however I got so confuzzled, and I am sure it is not *that* difficult. For whatever reason that night I just could not or didn't want to wrap my mind around it. So I decided yesterday to keep a part of it and do my own thing! It is coming along pretty nice and I am liking the pattern it is making. I am not sure if it already has a stitch name or not.... but here is what I am doing...

I cast on 20 stitches on size 13 needles
Using some random on clearance yarn cotton with little flecks of fabric intertwined ( pic to come tonight as well)

Ok so cast on your 20 or however wide you wish it to be...just keep it an even number
Row :1 KNIT
***Row 2 is what I snagged from the my so called scarf pattern***
Row 2: *P2tog, do not slip stitches off the needle, purl the first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle*
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until done, weave in ends and enjoy!

The WSW Scarf! :o)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cast on!

I cast my red scarf on this afternoon using the My So Called Scarf pattern. The yarn is recycled from a recycled sweater I found at GoodWill's that I got lots of nice wool yarn from. I think I am gonna have to wash the scarf in some wool wash because it feels ruff to be after being dyed. It's probably just residue dye or it may be the humidity! Knittin with wool in the heat makes it stick to my skin! Anyhoo I twine dyed it.

Lime and Violet over at the Daily Chum say that if one links to them, they can find here goes nothin!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

We've got prizes!

We have one prize donation from WckdStitchWitch!! Starlight Stitch Markers! Thanks WSW! You rock!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pass it on!!

I am not apart of many Goddess groups anymore so anyone who would like to spread the word...PLEASE DO!
Here, I'll even make it super easy for yeah. Just copy and past the 'ol shameless plug below!

"Red Scarf Project: Team Goddess

Team Goddess is a KAL (knit-along but crocheters and weavers are also welcome) blog and flickr group created to facilitate communication between, and help provide a sense of online community, between those of us who venerate Goddess, who are of like mind and who enjoy KALing for charity. The Red Scarf Project is about sending hand knit, red (any shade), unisex (no fun fur) scarfs that are sent along with a care package (packed by volunteers for the OFA) for Valentines for the college bound orphan youth. This program is facilitated by the Orphan Foundation of America to help their foster youth remember they are not forgotten while they are away educating themselves for the future. More detailed information, scarf patterns and guidelines and deadline info can be found at . I am not affiliated, however I enjoy the warm-fuzzy feeling I get when I know I am knittin' to make a HUGE difference. The send-in deadline is a mere 6 weeks (from Sept 1st-Oct 15th) this year so get those needles a clickin!!

Come on over and join the blog here: and our flickr group at . Membership to both places is not required but most of the conversations will take place on the blog. To join the blog, leave your email (the one connected to your blogger account) in a comment field (TIP!! To prevent the roaming spam-bots picking up your addy and slamming your inbox with spam please completely write out your email. So if mine was I would write this out to read someone at home dot com. I'll replace the words with the actual thing.) and be on the lookout for an invite to become an author of the blog. Check those spam folders if you fear you have been over-looked before assuming you have!! If you have a flickr account, GREAT, the only step you have to take is to click the join this group button! If not, joining is free and easy to both services!

And the best thing yet?! We are having a drawing on Oct. 20th of those who participated on the blog therefore we are actively looking for prize sponsors! Leave a note on the blog if you would like to help facilitate the "prize fund". We are only seeking merchandise in small quantities (a skien of quality yarn, beaded stitch markers, needles, etc) and we ask that those donating them be the ones to send them to the winner. This keeps everything much more organized and less postage and packaging is wasted this way.

So...Got red yarn? Gotta caring heart? Gotta game plan? Well then! You, my like-minded friend, are therefor cordially invited to indulge in some like-minded charity KALing with Team Goddess! I'll see you there!"


Woot! New Button!

Grab it while the grabbin is good! If you have some button designs you would like to add, just post em with a tag of "web buttons".


Woo hoo here I am!

Here's the latest on my first scarf....
Scarf Progress...yes so soon!

Daughter had Competitive Softball tournament this weekend... I know, SHOCKING! So I thought I could get a start on the first scarf.

Red Heart super saver yarn in Burgundy
Lily Chin pattern
J hook

Everyone always asks what I am making at any given time. The know I am a busy body when it comes to yarn projects. the day before this I was working on trapezoids for a nephew afghan! (from the new Crochet! magazine) They knew this was not part of that. So I filled them in on the Red Scarf Project.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Welcome! This blog was created to help facilitate communication between those of like mind who are knitting scarves for the Red Scarf Project 2008. Please note that the deadline for sending the scarves in to the Orphan Foundation is from Sept 1st-Oct 15th. We plan on having a drawing for those who have participated (and posted proof of) for prizes therefor we are accepting prize donations. Please leave a comment with a way to contact you if you have something to give.
See links in sidebar for more information about and on the Red Scarf Project. If you would like to join this team blog, please leave a comment with a way to contact you and I will add you as an author.