Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Number Eleven!

It seems like all of my projects reach a point where they are so close to being done that I just can't stop working on them until they are finished. This scarf reached that point on Monday evening, and last night I sat down and finished it up.
I used 2 skeins of Cotton Fine from the Brown Sheep Company. The yarn has been in my stash for years because I didn't know what to do with it. I used the bushy stitch (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc), which made for a nice built-in edging all around the scarf. The scarf measures almost 5" wide by 70" long, and took 377 yards out of the stash.

Unfortunately, most of my other projects are not this close to being done. I'm going to continue to try and focus on one or two projects until they are finished, and work on some of the thornier issues on the weekends. Actually, for all the work I have done this month, I am still so concerned about what I have left to do that I sat down Sunday night and rewrote my list of WIPs again. I sorted the list into 2 columns - hard and easy. I was pleased to find that I only have 6 projects on the "hard" list, and one of those is felting my Lucy bag, which isn't going to be hard so much as a little fussy. So I keep telling myself that I am in good shape, and most of the time I actually believe it!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I love the color of this scarf. Have never heard of the bushy stitch, but do like the look of it. Do you alternate the stitches when you go to the next row?

Sounds like you're making wonderful headway with the projects to me. Far better than I am. I'm sorta finished with a hat and scarf; but need to add fringe I think to the scarf and something to the top of the hat.

I then started another scarf. Stupid...I have so many unfinished items. But, when I'm tired or in a hurry to grab something and go I want something easy, not something I have to figure out where I left off or what stitch I used or what size hook or needles. Errrrrrrrr...must get more organized.


Contacting all members from The Rav. Bridge Project.

It's cold here in Central Ohio and the need to push for more donations, more helping hands is great. More people are living in the cold under the bridge.

Asking those who've donated before to help again, those who joined but didn't donate to please get fingers busy with hook or needles. Asking all to help spread the word by posting about the group and it's need on their blogs, to post team badge to help spread the word.

Will be closing the Rav. group that hasn't been active communications wise in a couple of weeks. Compiling a active list of members.

Can we count on your helping hands? Please hop over to the blog and let me know. I'll add your blog to the list of team members.

Many thanks