Monday, June 27, 2011

A Summer Knitted Scarf


I hate unpacking!  I've spent my evening unpacking from my vacation.  Three loads of laundry later, I'm writing this post.  My vacation was great.  It wasn't, however, low-key as originally planned.  We were on the go nearly the entire trip!  It was a lot of fun, but now I'm afraid I need another vacation just to recuperate from this one!  

I had planned to get in some sewing on my vacation and even brought my sewing machine with me.  Alas, I didn't get much done other than these few bag pieces, which I pieced and machine "free" embroidered.



I will use each piece as the "fronts" of zippy bags.  I didn't get the bags themselves completed, but plan on working on them, and others, as soon as I get my trip "stuff" organized and put away.  I did accomplish one goal on the trip.....I finished knitting the scarf I started months ago!  I worked on this scarf almost every time I rode in the car and finished it during the ride home yesterday.  Here are a few more views.




I still can't remember the name of this lace stitch, but it was pretty easy...just time consuming.  I wrote a post detailing the pattern and the yarn I used in March.  I think it turned out really pretty and the organic yarn is scrumptious.  I am also really pleased that I actually finished this project.  Here's a secret....I am notorious for not completing knitting projects I start!  Don't tell.

The dryer is buzzing, time to put another load in.  Keep in touch...I will be posting the details for July's Dress Up.  Here's a hint:  Think 4th of July!  Oh, and I will post some more vacation pictures...one of them may even involve me and a hula hoop!

Tootles!
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7 comments:

Little Messy Missy said...

LOVE the pink!!

Bonnie said...

Hey Angela! I remember your post on telling us about projects you start and don't finish! (to some degree, I think we all do it) I bet you are glad you finished this one! It is a gorgeous scarf and I Love the color!

DeeDee said...

Great Time managment..love the pink scraf lots.. wish I cold knit....hope you get all recouped soon and another vacation is in the near future.... :D

Linda said...

Great scarf...great color!Isn't it great to be able to post a finish...I have so many projects going...sometimes it makes me crazy!

Heather and Kathy said...

I love the scarf! how pretty! I usually need a vacation to recover from the vacation too especially if I went with Mom. We never stop when I am with her. I am so glad you had a good time! I think we always think we have more time on vacations than we really do!

Heather

Teresa's Quilt Stash said...

Hi Angi, glad you had fun on your trip. I too am making some zippy bags from the pattern I have as bridesmaid gifts (making 10) hope goes well cause I have never done a zipper. Then the bride wants me to embroider each persons name on the bags.
Love your artsy applique!

Teresa

goldenbird said...

Love that lacy pink scarf! It looks so soft and pretty. I really like openwork stitches like that.