Friday, January 31, 2014

A Scarf... That Travels for a Good Cause

TGIF!  Is everyone ready for Superbowl weekend?  With my Pats not in it this year, things aren't quite as exciting in our household.  We'll still be watching, of course, and checking out all of the commercials as usual.  Hopefully I can get some good knitting time in!

Last Sunday I worked on my section of a Traveling Scarf for cancer patients through ConnieCaps. The traveling scarves were started over on Instagram, but you don't need an Instagram account to participate, so check them out if you're interested!  

I was third on this particular scarf.  When I went stash diving to find yarn to use, I actually found a pretty darn perfect skein of Berroco Softwist that I didn't even remember having (I'm sure I'm not the only person who can't remember buying half of what's in her stash now, am I?).

I received the #TravelingScarf and went stash diving...think this #Berroco #Softwist wins! #knitting #knitstagram #handmade

I worked my section in a honeycomb/hive stitch pattern and although it resulted in less than perfect edges, I think it looks pretty cool.  And I love the texture of it!

Better shot of the #ccitravelingscarf in the daylight, more true to cookie #TravelingScarf #cancer #knitting #knitstagram #scarf #knitting

The fourth person on the list for this scarf is a friend of mine who is local, so I handed it off on Tuesday after helping her to choose a super pretty green yarn at the shop where I work part time.  I can't wait to see what she does... and then after her section, it's going to another mutual friend in Maine.  After that, it's off to Canada, Singapore, Germany, and several parts of the good 'ole USA.  I love this idea and plan to hop aboard another one soon!

I haven't made much progress on my first Honey Cowl, but here's what 220 stitches after just a few rows looks like.  I am absolutely loving working with the Cascade EcoDuo!
220 stitches! #HoneyCowl #Cascade #ecoduo #knitstagram #knitting #wip

I've got a little Flickering Thistle scarf on the needles in Cascade Souk.  Here it is 2 repeats in.
2 repeats in on #FlickeringThistle #scarf in #Cascade #souk #yarn #knitstagram #getyourkniton

I think I'll get back to my Mom's fingerless gloves this weekend and hopefully get more rounds worked on my Honey Cowl.  What's on your Superbowl knitting agenda?


Unknown said...

I hope to cast on an Autumn Bush shawl. But will need to study pattern since I am using lighter weight yarn. Love the scarf idea. That would be a fun Round Robin with knit friends.

Sue said...

I'm in between projects and I always have so much trouble deciding on what to do next. I need to learn to just dive in.

Marjie said...

I'm not that excited about Superbowl without the Patriots in it. And now to figure out how to make the traditional Superbowl foods so my dearly beloved can indulge, too! Love your knitting; your colors are really pretty.

Ruby said...

Those are cool! I loves that ConnieCap thingie! When Gma was in chemo, soft knitted things were a must. This is a pawsome idea! I just wish Ma could knit, or I had thumbs...
Ruby ♥

WonderWhyGal said...

Put down your knitting and warp your loom! You can do it and will love it! If not, send it to me and I'll weave away on all looms ;-)

LOVE the traveling scarf. Your section is rock star.

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