Finished: Purple Mustard Scarf

This week I finished knitting and blocking a Mustard Scarf. I found this pattern while I was looking for something that would be easy to memorize and use one skein of worsted weight yarn. I used a leftover skein of Ella Rae Classic and it turned out great.

Purple Mustard ScarfI didn’t add the button because I made it longer than the pattern recommended.  I figure whoever wears it can use a nice pin to wear it more like a cowl or they might just want to wear it like a regular scarf.

I am donating this to a silent auction to be held at this year’s Candlelight Dinner in the Granary in Lemont. I don’t know how much it will bring in but I am glad to be able to contribute.

More purple scarf

Winding more efficiently

A little over a year ago, I wondered how you wind your yarn. Starting a new project meant spending time winding yarn with my knees.

But not anymore because Mike got me a swift and a yarn ball winder!

Yesterday I wound up a few cakes of yarn just to try it out and I love it.  Here is some worsted weight yarn I got at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  The plan is to turn it into these footies.

Yarn cake

And this yarn is on deck for this shrug.

Swift  Yarn ball winder winding yarnThis was a really nice gift and I can already tell  it will get a lot of use.