I know that is not a word to be found in a dictionary or thesaurus, and they might try nudging me to the word starving!
Starving, I know.
In fact I am very often starving (I have hollow legs!) and looking forward to my next meal or searching the cupboards for treats to nibble at.
I have been SCARVING: Making scarves! Blame my post on Pom Poms. Well, you know me by now, find a new way to do something in the craft field and I am off to try it out!
I delved into that hoard/treasure chest of wonderful yarns that Brighid sent me. which one would I pick…..? A couple of pompom ideas were floating round in my head.The yarn I chose suggested large pompoms and thankfully there was some more in the same tone, but a different texture to go with it. 😀
Two large pompoms from the velvety yarn on the left and I crocheted the long scarf in the fine yarn to go between them. It will be very soft & cosy in the winter.
Then I began playing with the shaded pink ribbon. I used 15mm knitting needles and it will make a triangular scarf, again using two balls of yarn.
I began with one stitch and increased to three stitches for row 2, then continued increasing one stitch at each end of every row. In the photos you will see that I have used almost one ball so far, but the tension is loose and I like the effect. I will continue until I run out of ribbon/yarn.
If you’re starving, why don’t you scarf down some dinner?
Al, I’ll be doing that shortly and three jumps at the cupboard door will not feed my hunger! A hour or two in the garden clearing away winter detritus certainly adds an edge to the appetite.
Haha! Good one, Al.
Here’s to “scarfing” down treats while scarfing. 😀
Thanks, nrhatch. A pun is a terrible thing to waste!
I’m ALWAYS starving too… I eat so much nobody believes me… My doctor even had me tested for worms just in case. Everybody in the house complains that I give them too big helpings, and then I always have a double helping!! Is our metabolism insanely high??
As for scarving… I still have the white scarf you knitted for me many many moons ago! It’s one of my precious-est possessions
I don’t remember the white scarf. Photo please.
As for worms, Nana used to give us a handful of raisins before bed as a test for worms, if they were present, they would show up in the loo next morning.
All of us matchstick members of the family had hollow legs. Everywhere I went, including Nana Beth’s, I was fed like food was going out of fashion, Back then I was six stone twelve ounces and had muscles like sparrow’s kneecaps!
Do you ever remember a weighing scales in Nana’s house? No. They were forbidden as we were all underweight and it was not from under eating.
Photo of scarf tomorrow!
Nana had a particular scarf that keeps coming back to my mind. She used to make it in Mohair yarn. I wonder if I can remember the pattern… Now that I am in my scarf stage, I might give it a go and a scarf is an ideal project for World Wide Knit in Public Day
Here’s the photo! http://barbaramolony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/bimbo-1.jpg Sorry for the delay! Do you recognise the model?
No to both. I have no recollection of making that scarf, but I do know I had a long fringe making phase. I think it began with your christening shawl. You call the teddy Bimbo. he looks like he was loved as much as the Velveteen Rabbit!
Meant to ask you do you have a photo of the 21st birthday card I made for you? Back then I had no camera of my own.
Goodness! Not on it’s own but it might have pride of place in a photo of all of them, or even better I might still have the original, though I may have to move house to find it!!
Don’t move house. It was just a thought.
So excited to see wonderful things being made with the yarn. Since moving back home I have started going to a group of friends weekly knitting get together. What fun to be with my fellow Knotty Knitters. They are all great at sharing knowledge, and stories, and laughing.
You forgot the inspiration that flows from a group like that! I love the name ‘Knotty Knitters’! If I was to choose a name from my childhood efforts it would ‘Holey Knitters’, I was a dab hand at knitting holes!
Beautiful scarves, GM.
The blue one will certainly keep someone warm next winter. The pink might get an airing before that!
I like the word “scarving” and think it could catch on and spread among knitters! I have the same pink ribbon and haven’t yet used it. I think I’ll join you in some scarving. 🙂
It works up really well and the large needles (15 mm) give a nice loose texture. Debra, I look forward to seeing your scarf.
I startet eventually crocheting your blue scarf. Still like the pattern very much. Thank you again for it. Whereas you worked with a very bright blue, I choose a very bright green (I was lucky with the price: 1 skein 1 €, hehe, though just 82 meters each). And again I applied your very useful instruction of joining yarns. That way you always come to my mind, you see? Isn’t that great? And I always must smile with your sentence at the end: “And braveheart(ed) you pick up the scissors and you cut that tail end as close to the knot as you dare”. Simply love it.
Irmi, you did well with the yarn. My yarns above were both gifts all the way from Northern California!