Sunday, February 19, 2012

Alpaca scarf

The winter sun is warming up the house nicely today. Spring is just around the corner. But I am not yet tired of the snow...there's so little of it!
Hubby picked up some beautiful canna lillies for St-Valentine's. I will be able to plant the bulbs outside this spring and maybe get them to bloom again.

The Purl Bee website is one of my favorite sites. I just love so many of the patterns that they publish,  both for knitting or sewing.
Last week, they posted a new pattern for a scarf and I had it on the needles that same night. I had the perfect yarn in my stash to knit this scarf. I've been knitting on it every day since.

The stitch is simple to knit but looks so interesting...almost like a waffle stitch. I can't wait to see it blocked.

The yarn is 100% alpaca from a local farm nearby, Misty Haven Alpacas. It's a DK weight and creamy white....just so soft. Perfect luxury for this scarf.

Have you noticed my new knitting 'basket'?
This is a salad bowl that we've had for many, many years. We use it a few times a year when we have large family dinners. So it ends up being stored away most of the time.
But now that I've found a new use for it, it will be in the living room from now on with my current project, right next to my chair.
I love multi purpose items, don't you?


  1. Your new camera is taking great shots! Thanks for showing off that Misty Haven yarn.
    What a great way to use that standing salad bowl as a project holder. Beats the grocery bags that I have laying beside my rec room chairs!

  2. LOL!!!! That is hysterical. I love your salad bowl/yarn holder. I actually love the idea of having an elevated bowl on a stand for my yarn. Your scarf is beautiful, too.


  3. Tellement une bonne idée le bol de salade ! Hauteur parfaite à côté du fauteuil. Ergonomique !

  4. If you do put your calla lilies outside, plant them in a pot you can bring indoors in the winter - they won't survive the frost. But as long as you can bring them in in the cold, they will bloom all summer long.

    Love the salad bowl for knitting - where can I get one of those?