Sunday, January 27, 2013

Scarf Swap 2013

This was my fourth year taking part in my knitting group's annual Anniversary Scarf Swap (here you can see my scarves from 2010, 2011, and 2012). This year I knit a scrappy scarf using leftovers from my Rainbow Blankie (that still remains unfinished, ugh). I had to knit on this exclusively for about two weeks to get it done in time. The final measurements were approximately 65" by 5", so it was fairly large. I think I cast on somewhere around 450 stitches!

Pattern: Mini Mania Scarf  by Sarah Core (free download on Ravelry!)
Yarn: Various fingering weight scraps, all superwash
Needles: US6 (4mm)
Began: January 2
Completed: January 21

In my attempt to appreciate my son's babyhood I snapped this picture on a day when I was (a) exhausted from being up six times the night before and then (b) he wouldn't nap in the afternoon and was up until 4pm! I remind myself that this time is SO fleeting and someday he's going to be a big boy and I will miss this time. 

And look how happy he was to be up for 6 hours! They do eventually sleep through the night, right?

And one last thing, I'm tweeting now! Or I will once I have at least one follower :)
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  1. such a beautiful scarf, and yes the time is fleeting. My Mother always said the days are long but the years are fast,

    1. She was definitely right. I can't believe how quickly he's growing!

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty taken with it as well :)

  3. I am the recipient of the scarf and it is indeed lovely! I wore it Friday and it definitely brightened up my mood on an otherwise snowy and grey Ohio day! Plus it was warm and comfy to wear! Thanks again Andrea!

  4. Gah! I hear you about sleeping through the night! Z was doing decently well (at least one 4-6 hour stretch in the night) and then she hit 4 months old and it's been back to every two hours again. Oy. I too remind myself that I will miss her being this little. I just think that someday I will be 80 and will wish with all my heart to have just one of these days back, exhaustion and all.

    That scarf is so very lovely!

  5. That scarf is just gorgeous!!! And your boy is adorable in his handknit sweater. :)

    And they do sleep through the night eventually, I promise!

  6. Your son has a beautiful smile. Up for six hours during the day? My sil would love to have my niece do that.
    The scrappy scarf is bright and fun. That's a great length to have with all the chic ways to wear a scarf nowadays.


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