Finished Object: Chevron Scarf


Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Merino Yarn
Inspiration: Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Size 5
Yardage: 3/4 balls of two distinctly different colors
Modifications: None, except the finished scarf is not 77″
Enjoyment Factor:
6.5 – Loved the scarf but this was a slogfest after awhile


The Good:

  • Sale yarn – This scarf only cost me $10.00 instead of the $40.00 it would of at full price for the yarn. This yarn was acquired during the Banana Berry liquidation sale back in February. I had just seen the scarfalong started by dogged and knottybits and just knew this yarn would be perfect for the scarf.
  • This yarn is super soft so it works perfectly around my neck


  • It was a good project to have on the needles so that I had something to work on in between projects.
  • I loved the surprise of the color changes as well as how wonderfully these very different yarns worked together


  • I also love the reverse side of this scarf. It is as beautiful, if not more so, than the front


The Bad:

  • OMG!!!! This thing took F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!! The pattern calls for this scarf to be 77″ long. Man was a cocky when I started this scarf. I didn’t understand how anyone could become tired of this scarf. Boy was I wrong!!! By the time I finally decided to end the misery my love was replaced by a manic need to get rid of it off my WIP list. The funny part was that when I finally decided to finish the scarf I was already at 77″ or there about.
  • Can’t really say it is bad, but when I blocked the scarf it grew significantly from the 77″ finished size to a whopping 90″ long !! It wraps a lot and still has some over hang. It is just a note to self that if I had wanted this to be 77″ it would have been disappointing. But who can be disappointed at a scarf


The Ugly:

  • What the hell am I going to do with the leftovers? This is probably the worst part about stash busting. Having leftover stash yarn.  The point is to rid yourself of the guilt of having stashed it in the first place.  I don’t even know how much it is but it looks significant. Baby booties maybe??  Sad part is…I don’t really like knitting for babies.  Oh well, what else can I do with it?


Knit Time: February 28 – April 23

WIP Weekend Update – Belated just like by birthday party

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on the Doctor’s Bag. I haven’t had that many comments since the Sunrise Circle Jacket.  Also, thankyou for the advice on the plastic needlework templates, I will have to keep that in mind for future bags of this sort because this bag done and there is no going back, but I hope this helps the future knitter of this project…hint hint 🙂

So, I missed the actually WW Update for quite a few reason…

  • My best friend came to town for the weekend, where we shopped for fabric and made a drawstring bag – she sewed, I read her the pattern
  • I went to a hockey game on Friday. My first ever! I didn’t know the rules so I paid attention to everything else including the amount of clothing found on the ice during a fight. Now if only two people are fighting, why are there 10 pieces of hockey gear on the ice? Kinda reminded me of a sports event slash strip club…made me laugh every time
  • I had my birthday party on Sunday. My friend threw me a party and nearly everyone I wanted to show up came! Even my brother from Texas! He barbecued me a leg of lamb and brisket for my birthday…it was soo good.

Suffice it to say, I have been a very busy girl. But never too busy to knit so here is my progress on a new project, the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Yes, I am a follower, but only on the bandwagon of good taste

I bought the yarn at the legendary $5 dollar sale at Banana Berry


started knitting the scarf during my Santa Fe vacation (more blogging on this to come soon)


Currently, I have reached a little past the halfway point and may finish just in time for the 100 degree weather that seems to be settling in.


Oh well, pretty is pretty no matter what the weather conditions