A while back while "shopping" in my yarn stash I saw this skein of pastel rainbow acrylic one ply and brought it out with the idea of making 2 little Queen Anne's Lace scarves for my granddaughters. I'm almost done with one. This pattern is so interesting and if you're using variegated yarn it keeps you enticed to keep going so you can see the next color change. I will post the pattern below. While Dayle and I were running errands yesterday I saw these poor little potted flowers sitting outside of a store in the cold and just had to buy and rescue them and bring them home with me. :-) I'm such a hero like that. lol!
I fell for this white edged fuchsia colored Cyclamen and the adorable tiny Narcissus which bloomed overnight!
Cyclamen remind me of birds in flight.
I love these tiny miniature daffodils!
Have you ever made one of these scarves? It's a bit hard to figure out at first, but once you get going you will "get it" and it's easier.
I love the laciness of this pattern.
I am using Mary Maxim "Prism" in "Rainbow" - it's 100% acrylic. (pattern will be at the bottom)
I asked my daughter to photograph the girls opening their package, it arrived today! Here they are unwrapping their babies. :-)
They like them! I hope Amy takes a photo of the real guinea pigs along with their "baby".
I ran across the cards that I bought from Vanessa Cabban - the amazing paper mache artist, knitter, painter and blogger that passed away not long ago. These are treasures for me.
I got a second domed tea light, they are called "Lithophanes". I can't bear to put them away yet and light them each evening - they just flicker and glow for hours. There are 4 distinct scenes on this one. A log cabin with smoke coming out of the chimney and an abnormally large man skiing down the snowy mountain..
A boy and girl walking home to the cabin. With a shovel? What were they doing with a shovel?
A pair of adorable snow people and a reindeer.
And look! Santa in a sleigh being pulled by the aforementioned reindeer! Soon enough I will pack them away carefully to be enjoyed next Christmas. :-)
Our mischief yesterday was pretty tame. We went lunch at Red Lobster and then to Coastal Farm and Garden for chicken food and to exchange a Carhartt t-shirt that I got the wrong size for Dayle for Christmas. Then to Bi-Mart for a prescription and the aforementioned flowers. Then we filled the car with gas. Big whoop. We live life on the wild side. What excitement are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf:
I used worsted weight yarn and an G hook.
Chain 6 and join into a ring.
1: Chain 3, work 13 dc into ring. DO NOT JOIN! Chain 1, turn. Work a sc into next 2 dc. *Chain 4, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * five more times (6 loops). Chain 6, turn.
2: Slip stitch into the 1st free ch4 loop. Chain 3,turn. Work 13 dc into the ch6 loop. Slip stitch into the the 1st sc of the 1st motif, chain 1, turn. Sc in next 2 dc. *Chain 4, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * five more times (6 loops). Chain 6, turn.
3: Slip stitch in 1st free ch4 loop of adjoining motif, chain 3, turn. Work 13 dc into ch6 loop. Slip stitch in next free ch4 loop of adjoining motif, chain 1, turn. Sc in next 2 dc. *Chain 4, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * five more times (6 loops). Slip stitch into next free ch4 loop of adjoining motif. Chain 6, turn.
4:Repeat step 3 for desired scarf length. End off and weave in ends.