This weekend was all about getting things moving. I made myself finish this Hitchhiker scarf and I am thrilled with the results. It is my third one with four more on my agenda to make this year. This scarf was made with Cascade Yarns Tangier, it took a skein and a half so I am guessing about 330 yards of yarn used. Size 9 needles make this a breeze to knit up. It has 25 of the teeth or sections and ended up 68 inches long. One of my lovely readers asked me if there was a crochet pattern that would be similar to this, here it is for all of you who love to crochet, the Mostly Harmless scarf by Kaylie Dawn. It is a free pattern so go right over to Ravelry and download it.
This scarf is for my friend Amy in New York. I make her something about once a year just to thank her for being such a great friend. She loves Autumn colors so I think this scarf will be a hit. It is already posted and on the way to her. My first finish of 2016! Hooray!
I was a good girl and also started a few new projects I warped my loom with the beautiful yarn I bought on Saturday. It was a bit fiddly as the yarn is so darn thin, but I managed to get it all set up with the waste yarn already on the loom to even out the spaces. I rolled up three balls of yarn that I will be using for the weft and I am ready to go, that is when I can find more time to weave. It won't be until next weekend but I will be ready to jump in when that time arrives.
The newest baby blanket got started, too. This is for my newest great niece or nephew on my husbands side of the family. Like you already know every baby gets a blanket whether their parents want one or not. I am going for neutral so that it works for a boy or a girl. Berroco Remix, you are so soft and yummy to work with, I love you. I have three skeins of each color of yarn so it should be an ample sized blanket. I am also using a size I hook for this simple 14 stitch ripple.
Today Little Buddy and I spent the entire afternoon involved with an appointment in Tampa. He goes to this doctor about every six months and while I like him very much the wait to see him is incredible. Try keeping a busy four year old happy in a waiting room for two hours before you even get called back into the exam room, where you have to wait some more. Little Buddy only had one fit, which was amazing because I was about to have a major meltdown myself. He got good marks except for his tighter hamstring muscles, we have been working on them but I have to do better. It is amazing how far he has come in 9 months. Little Buddy was walking around the exam room holding onto the walls, walked with his canes, is helping undress himself, can stand for 7-8 seconds all by himself and frankly never, ever stops talking. And last but not least he can pinch a little cracker with his right finger and thumb, that was unheard of a few months ago. Still we have lots and lots more work to do especially as he grows. Oh and I forgot he weighed in at a whopping 32 1/2 pounds!
We are on a roll, well minus those hamstrings.
Hope you are having a great Monday.