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Knitting: project three

I'm still enjoying knitting, though I haven't really challenged myself in a while. This is my third project: a scarf for R. I'm making the organic cotton man scarf from not martha.

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I tried to get the same color yarn she used, but I couldn't find it for sale anywhere that had it for a price I was willing to pay, so I got the sage color from Catnip Yarns on ebay.

Once I finish this scarf (72 inches - it's taking me forever! I must be a very slow knitter), I am going to try a pair of socks. I'm not sure if I'm ready for socks yet, but I take comfort in the fact that youtube has tons of knitting videos there.

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I really love watching these things take shape - even if only scarf-shaped. It takes me a while, but there's a slow, delicious thrill in making something so very usable with your own hands.


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Nicely done! That's a good "guy" yarn, too.


I agree, that is good "guy" yarn. I need to find my needles, or maybe just buy some new ones, and some yard and make my own scarf. I just bought a new winter coat yesterday and need a scarf to go with it.

Grey Street Girl

This is gorgeous. I love that yarn! :)

Happy new year!


I love the color of that yarn - looks yummy. :)

Happy New Year to you!


It's beautiful, Maya!

I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Joyous New Year!


I love the yarn. Happy 2009! I am really enjoying your new banner.

I like the idea of knitting. However, I have a feeling it would turn into a rather expensive hobby for me. I continue to resist it. :)


Happy New Year!

Yep scarves take *forever* don't they. You think "long. rectangle.easy" and four months later the pain still has. not. ended.

I need to tackle socks this year too! Although I might ease in by trying two needle socks first ;-)


Looks really beautiful, soft and warm. I'm knitting my son a tie for the first time. It's fun and quick, once I got the right pattern.


SOOOO beautiful! That's a great guy yarn. I tried crocheting a blanket once. It turned into a scarf because it took freakin' forever. The scarf is now 5 feet long and exactly 1 inch wide. Shaun makes fun of me all the time for it. (Rightfully so) :)


Good luck with your knitting. I hope it grows quickly.

All the best for you and your family in 2009

maya | springtree road

Thanks, everyone. And Happy New Year to you too!


maya ~ your color choice is really marvelous...I am impressed with your knitting skills...I am all thumbs!

here's to a wonderful year to come for you and yours.

i really like the new photo for your header.

Bumpkin Bears

Just found your blog. That scarf is going to be great, I'll have to get knitting again this year! Loved the phots of your daughter and the tractor :) Happy New Year from Catherine and the Bumpkin Bears

MaryAnn Ashley

Gosh it looks cozy! Beautiful.


looks wonderful! If you ever want to make newborn hats let me know! LOL! I'd love to start knitting, and just bought some thread. Now to hit the books to try and learn how.


during the years of rachel being a little girl i must have taught myself every needlecraft know to man... there was no internet of course so i had to make due with books and any talented woman i could find who would sit down long enough to show me, tatting, crocheting, knotting, crewel, embroidery, sewing, cross stitch...blah, blah, blah... those were very happy days for me. at least they seem so from the perspective of looking backwards. the color you have chosen is perfect for every purple, blue or black clothing item you own!


ummmm.. that is supposed to say "knitting" not "knotting". however if there is a needlecraft named knotting i'm surei have tried it :)

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