Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts

Diane’s Diagonal Scarf

The last time I was in Wal-Mart I found myself in the craft department – go figure right!?!? Well the earth/fall tones in the yarn just screamed “buy me buy me” and I couldn’t resist. I was surprised when I found the pink and blue stripes in the middle of the skein of yarn. This is one of the coziest and densest scarves that I have ever knit. I wish that I had purchased more and I would have but this was the only one in the store.

One more gift knocked off my Christmas list. I am hoping to have my Christmas knitting done by Halloween.

Diane's Diagonal Scarf


  • PATTERN: Diane’s Diagonal Scarf
  • STARTED: September 8th 2016
  • COMPLETED: September 10th 2016
  • YARN: Lion Brand Landscapes (new Aran) in the shade of Desert Spring
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 147 yards/100 grams
  • NEEDLES: 5.0 mm/US # 8
  • SIZE: 25 sts
  • MODIFICATIONS: I knit the pattern with 25 stitches instead of 27 stitches in hopes that the scarf would end up a couple of inches longer.



Prisma Loop Cowl

I started knitting this cowl on December 15th of 2015. I needed something easy to work on while traveling over the Christmas holiday. I made great progress while knitting on those car trips but I found it too boring to knit on in the house. So, it got pushed aside for some of the stuff that I have completed recently.


The pattern was supposed to have a lace border around the edge but in my desire to finish this knit and use the needles for something else I decided to give it a simple single crochet border instead. The yarn is gorgeous and squishy soft. I can’t wait to wear it.


Cowls/Scarves, Hat

Here Kitty Kitty

My Daughter is not shy about asking me to make her new things. In fact she asks for things so frequently that I wait until she asks for it several times so she doesn’t change her mind about it before I’m done.


She has been asking for this tabby cat scarf for several months. I had some extra yarn left so I made her another kit cat hat to match. I still have about 1/4 of each ball of yarn left so she just might get a pair of matching mittens too. Daughter knows that she’s getting the matching scarf and hat and has even tried them on. Mean old Mom wrapped them up as Christmas gifts thou… That is a parental right… RIGHT???

I hope that you all have a great weekend. We will be celebrating one of our many Christmases this weekend. I am looking forward to watching the kids interact with each other and of coarse the FOOD!!! I hope that every one enjoys their hand made gifts too!


Christmas, Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts, Hat, Tutorials


I designed this scarf to go along with some yarn that I recently dyed. I wanted something Christmas themed but I didn’t want to wear a really hot bulky scarf while attending Christmas parties.


my project notes


With US size 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles and fingering weight yarn cast on 47 sts

Set Up Row: knit across

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *knit 2 tog, yo,* rep from * to last 2sts – k1, k1
Row 4: knit
Row 5: knit
Row 6: knit
Row 7: * k1, yo 6 times * rep from * to last 1 st – k1
Row 8: knit

Continue until you run out of yarn ending with row 5. Bind off loosely.

Add fringe if desired…

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You can find a tutorial for the hat here



Lente Scarf


The last night I finished knitting the Lente Scarf. It’s the first time that I have tried the drop stitch technique and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to knit.

Lente Scarf 1

I knit this scarf as directed with Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn . I am so happy with this project. 😉 I would definitely try this pattern again.



Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts

Twin Warmest Winter Scarves


I started knitting the Warmest Winter Scarf in September of 2013 and I finished it on November 15th of 3013. I used US # 10 Circ. needles. The Yarn is I Love This Yarn in Brown.

These scarves will be Christmas gifts for a special couple in my life. 🙂 I made the darker scarf first and then asked my Hubby what I should make for the other half of the couple. He suggested matching scarves. Great idea. I’ve made one for myself in the past and I love it when the temps and wind chills are below zero in the frozen arctic…. You get the point 🙂