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A mindful, grateful, creative life: Life constantly hurls lemons at us. I’m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by God’s grace.

Scarf Update

Wrapped up and warm…almost


Just a little photo of my 97% completed scarf #2. The colour has greyed out a little in the lighting at home.

I’ve hurt my shoulder and have been forbidden to knit until I’ve completely recovered. I need some time to decide how to finish off the ends of the scarf anyway, so I’m not complaining. I don’t like tassels too much and I’m not sure about pompoms. I’ve used a simple moss stitch along the entire scarf and it’s knitted in felted tweed, so a nice chunky wool. I’m thinking more along the lines of some sort of lacey crocheted edging. Any ideas?

Scarf Update


10 thoughts on “Wrapped up and warm…almost

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  3. I’m incredibly new ro knitting but how about knitting it to a point? Maybe you can’t do that with moss stitch..
    It looks lovely and the colour is gorgeous. I’m loving grey at the moment.

    • Hmmmm you’ve given me an idea, thanks! I think I’m going to have to do some homework for it 😉 Thanks for popping by! I checked out your blog, it’s lovely! That pumpkin is amazing! I’m waiting for the knitting to show up, my next challenge is to get the sewing machine out by 2013 😉

  4. Oh no, hope your shoulder gets better soon. I cannot knit and am in awe of anyone who can do so. Therefore, I am of no help whatsoever as to how to finish off the scarf. But it’ll be a damn good scarf 🙂

    • Thanks for the vote of confidence Ziggy! I’m sure you would be a great knitter if you had the time to learn amongst all the other super creative things that you do! My shoulder is slowly improving I think. It’s testing my patience though because I can’t finish that teeny little bit and I know the scarf will be warm because I kept wrapping it around to test the length! :S

  5. Love this one too. I’m not familiar with the moss stitch. I like the idea of a little crochet at the end. When I use to weave I liked tying the ends in sort of a diamond pattern with a little tassel. But don’t know if that would work with knitting.
    I never really thought about how our shoulders participate in knitting…. hope it gets better soon 🙂

    • Thanks Wendy 🙂 Moss stitch is simply one row K,P, two rows P,K and one row K,P all the way. You should cast on an uneven number of stitches, that way you get the consistency on both sides of the work.
      I wasn’t sure about tassels especially with this wool as it’s quite chunky and I’m worried it won’t be nice after a while.
      I didn’t think our shoulders did participate in knitting, except that I realised my pain would be compounded by sitting stiffly in one position for too long at a time, so it didn’t help!
      I didn’t know that you did weaving? What kind of weaving did you do?

      • I have a 4 harness loom I’ve never been able to part with. I did all kinds of tea towels and throws and for a couple years made some extra money making chenille scarves. Sad I think chenille is so out of trend cause I got a lot left. Maybe Ebay! I like this moss stitch… could probably whip up a scarf for my daughter for christmas with that. Thanks x

      • Wow I don’t know the first thing about weaving! Sounds like you’re a bit of an expert. Why did you stop?
        Glad you like the moss stitch. I’m sure you will make your daughter very happy with a scarf for Christmas! 🙂

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