Taking It Easy

So I’m on vacation this week, and loving every second of it. This is only the second day, but I’m so relaxed.

But just because I’m on vacation, that doesn’t mean the hands are staying idle. I’ve got a couple of new projects on the needles that I’m going between. The first one was inspired by Jared Flood of BrooklynTweed. It’s a simple garter stitch scarf in Noro Silk Garden. I’m letting the colors do the talking on this one, rather than the stitch pattern. At first it was going into the gift bin, but now I may just have to keep it for myself. Such are the dangers of knitting. Here’s a sneak preview.

On the flip side, my other current project is a lacy leaf scarf made out of a recycled wool J Crew sweater. My boyfriend loves ripping sweaters apart, and we share a love for thrift stores. This amounts to an almost unending source of inexpensive and good quality yarn. Here’s a look at the leaf scarf.

This leaf scarf is going to make a cozy, bright and cheery addition to someone’s Winter wardrobe this year. Once it’s blocked out, this scarf going to be huge!

And for now, I’m out of here. It’s time to get some lunch and park my butt in a quiet sunny place to get some work done on these two beauties.

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One thought on “Taking It Easy

  1. I love the lacy leaf scarf! I just learned how to knit so all I can do is the basic knit & pearl (sp?) stitches. Yet to learn cable knitting either lol looks complicated but I love the leaf of this one.

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