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 of them may even involve me and a hula hoop!

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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 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!


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!


goldenbird said...

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