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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Time to Scarf!

One red scarf done, one in the works. Both to be sent to The Red Scarf Project (link on right side of blog). Remember the month of Sept is the ONLY time these scarfs can be sent to The Orphan Foundation of America. The completed scarf was knitted, the one in the works is being crocheted. Look at the close up...I'm really liking the texture. (texture is 2 dc, followed by fpdc, 2dc across...then instead of putting a bpdc in the next row where the pfdc is, I've continued to use fpdc. This is making a nice thick scarf. Hoping to get one more Red one done for this project and get them in mail. Goal to wrap this up this week...fingers crossed.
Then would like to work on some rectangles for HAP, and blue scarfs for The Special Olympics Project...and many other items, but those probably on the top of the list.
Ohio State Football Game yesterday. Yes we beat Ohio University; but we did not play well. Weather was nicer than the previous week in that I didn't feel like I was going to melt from the heat.
Headache, sore throat today...not good, have a very long week ahead at work.
Motto for the week:
Be kind, it makes the world a better place.


  1. Hi,
    The scarf was crocheted using the UpDown stitch. I love that stitch and use it for tons of stuff, from cloths, to baby blankets to pet blankets and scarves...Very Welcome for the info on the hats..I do not think I am going to get to any this year. WAY to overextended already.

  2. Sandy, the red scarves are beautiful. I just started a red one today. The scarves for the 60 scarves challenge can be sent to any charity but for them to count in the challenge you have to send an email to Dee so that she can post them as sort of a who's done what. It is strictly for charity, no prizes given. I only got to make one scarf last year so I hope to be able to donate 10 this year. It is a group effort and Dee will put a list of donators on her blog for all to see. :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

    I seen that you sent those wonderful items to Lil Troopers. SO glad to have you as part of the group. We sure can use all the help we can get.


  3. Pretty scarf...that's sure to keep someone warm this winter :)

  4. The red scarves are beautiful Sandy. How are you doing? I hope everything is well with you and your family. Thank you for inquiring about my ankle. It's still sore and not up to walking a lot yet.

  5. Sandy, send me your email and I will answer some of the questions you asked on my blog

    Nancy in WY

  6. Those are beautiful!

    Ini answer to your questions:

    Ninjasezzy is over at the livejournal version of our community. Her was was born prematurely, but is doing great. He is turning ten this year so she has been making massive amounts of preemie items for the hospital that took such good care of him. If you go to community.livejournal.com/homespunhelpers you can see all of her items and posts.

    Regarding tallying -- we ALWAYS tally, whether there is a contest going or not. Things always count towards our main goal, and every item counts as 1 (including a pair of socks, a pair of mittens, etc). So yes! Post your red scarves! They definitely count!

    bevscountrycottage has wonderful preemie patterns for both knit and crochet :)

    Hope that helps!

  7. Love your scarves...have to say I like the crochet one better. Now if I could just figure out how to do it.
    Hope you're feeling better soon and that work goes well for ya.

  8. Hi Sandy, here is a link to the up down stitch http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa010102.htm Also, the hat is a basic HDC. I used cotton fleece so I made it using a "G" hook. I start out with a ch 4, join. Then do 12 HDC in the circle
    I then do 2 HDC in each stitch of next row, then every other stitch INCREASE. then I have 2 stitches between increases, then 3 stitches then 4. I did 18 rows all together, ending the increases when I had 4 stitches between increases. here is the link to my blog with my basic hat pattern using worsted weight yarn. http://wendy-adayinthelifeofwendy.blogspot.com/2007/10/beanie-style-hat-pattern.html If you need you can email me at basilwendy (at) Yahoo (dot) com...Hope you have a great day

  9. Great job on the scarf. Like the pattern and color.

  10. You have been busy lately! Everything looks great.

    Reading the comments on this post, it sounds like you have joined Dee's 60 Scarves in 60 Days challenge. Have you found the Ravelry group yet? When I get over there this morning, I will send you an invitation. I've participated for the past couple of years, and it's a lot of fun. Dee is a good friend of mine. We are in the same crochet guild, so I am always happy to help her reach her goal.

    I hope you are feeling better. I can't wait to see what you post next. Take care.

  11. Hi Sandy. Here is the URL to Dee's blog http://journals.aol.com/crochetwithdee/CrochetWithDee/

    She will be able to steer you in the right direction about the challenge.

    I have no place to send the scarves that I am making yet except the Special Olympics ones. Any Ideas?

  12. sandy, robyn here from homespun helpers. shoot me an e-mail (robynDOTcharlesATgmailDOTcom) and i'll send along an "advance" copy of the halloweenie beanie pattern, which i'm going to put up sometime next week for free download. i'm glad you're interested in making some!

  13. Those scarves are beautiful!!! I'm sure someone will be very happy to receive one of them!

  14. Absolutely love the color of those scarves. I'm sure the people who get them will love them very much.


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