Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This and That

I feel like a This and That Day!
I thought I'd start with a knitting project that I've almost finished.
Pretty colorway -- Bernat Mosaic Ambrosia.

Yarn Fans

I needed to knit 12 fans.

Yarn Fans

I put them together to make the scarf.
I enjoyed this pattern. 
Knit one fan a day and two weeks later .. a scarf!
(I still need to weave the ends.)


Teddy had to help me photograph the finished project.
It takes 3 skeins of the Bernat Mosaic.
I ordered the kit (from Mary Maxim I think) and received the 
Bernat Mosaic booklet with 10 knit and crochet patterns.
This is an acrylic yarn that feels much like cotton!

Sappy and homespun, Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani was my perfect summer read. Set in the real place of Big Stone Gap, Virginia we meet Ave Maria Mulligan. She is 35 years old, a pharmacist, a member of the rescue squad, and calls herself a spinster. The highlight of her week is the arrival of the bookmobile. (Remember bookmobiles? I do and just knew I'd like this book because Ave likes bookmobiles, too!). Ave's favorite book is about the ancient art of Chinese face reading.  A surprise, family secret sends Ave Maria on a quest. There are the requisite Southern quirky characters: "sexpert" Iva Lou who runs the bookmobile and crusty, chain-smoking Fleeta. I was delighted when I found out there are three more in the series! 


I started ICAD (Index Card A Day) on July 1 ... one month behind everyone else.
Here are my three newest ICAD's.
It's been fun to see my work pop up on Tammy's blog as she reviews the latest ICAD's of the group. 

Island Time


Let The Sun Shine

Wishing YOU well and a  joy filled week! 


LDH said...

The scarf is out of this world beautiful! I don't think I have seen a lovelier pattern and the colors are gorgeous. Your workmanship is perfect!

Looks like you have been accomplishing a lot creatively. The ICAD's are so fun! Who wouldn't smile just looking at the cheerful sunshine with a heart nose :)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Love this scarf Snap, rich colors, yum. So many folks are doing icad and really enjoying it. Looks like you are too! xox Corrine

Deb said...

Your knitting is lovely and I love the pattern. Leave it to Teddy to make that photo even more beautiful.
Sweet post.

Sharon said...

Love the scarf. What a cute idea with the fans. The book will go on my list. I cannot, CANNOT buy one more book until I get through the stack of books next to my night stand. LOL. I just may have to join in this index card a day thing. Yours are so inviting. Now back to weeding... :-(

Janet said...

Your scarf is gorgeous!! I wish I could knit like that. I'm sure Teddy was quite helpful.

I've read all of Adriana Trigiani's books. The Big Stone Gap series was one of my favorites.

Your index cards are great! Sublime is my fav.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the colors and designs in your scarf, Snap!
Thanks for the wonderful book recommendation. Your ICADS are reaLly interesting!

Emily said...

Wow, your are so clever, one LITTLE knitting project a day and two weeks later your beautiful scarf complete. That makes a whole lot of sense to me. Did I mention its beautiful too....Your summer read, Big Stone Gap sounds perfect for summers end. I'll check it out.
Have a good evening

the French Htuch

Geri Centonze said...

Gorgeous! You may want to check the main index on artsee bloggers (left hand sidebar - it now has a specific link to Knitting! Thanks for joining!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful scarf but not so beautiful as Teddy, of course!

Pondside said...

That scarf is very pretty - will it be a gift for someone special or a gift for your special self?
Thanks for the book recommendation - I'm writing it down right away.

Barb said...

Both the scarf and Teddy are quite handsome! I bet you won't be wearing the scarf for awhile, though. A surgeon from Houston just bought the house near me on the cull de sac - a vacation home for him.

Wipso said...

Just found you through artsee bloggers :-) Your scarf is stunning.
A x

Sherry Smyth said...

Love the colours in that scarf!!! And the index card about being on island time.. ya mon!!!