TV Time

tvblueBecause I’m a baby boomer, I literally grew up watching TV! What laptops, ipods, and cell phones are to today’s kids, is what televison was to my generation. We were “glued to it”, as my mother would say. I don’t know about you, but these days it seems harder to find shows that I’d want to be glued to! Oh, I know there definititely are a few, but they’re the exception and the endless commercials have taken some of the fun out of an evening in front of the TV

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My solution has been to multi-task! Now I don’t mean that I dust the furniture or balance the checkbook while watching television, but I do like to have a creative project to work on – especially during all those commercials!!! I try to choose a fairly uncomplicated item so that I can relax and actually watch the show – without having to continually look away to check a difficult pattern. It’s really fun to have a little “something” to show for the time I’ve spent watching TV, too!

yarn-needlesSometimes I knit or crochet. I’ve also done cross-stitch, paper crafts, embroidery, and hand-sewing. The projects change, but that wonderful feeling of accomplishment is always the same!

I have a few things that I’ve recently finished, and I thought you might like to see one of them today.

May I present Exhibit A? 😉

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This is a scarf that I worked on for an hour or two, every so often, over a few weeks.

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It looks like confetti – in shades of pink, rose, lavender, violet, green, aqua and cranberry! I used a solid pink angora yarn along with a multi-color short eyelash.

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The fluffy angora yarn gives the scarf a richer, more unique look/feel than the typical eyelash style.

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It’s not extra-long but more of a medium length that drapes nicely to fill in the v-neckline of my winter coat.

What are you working on lately? Send in a photo! I’d love to post it here on the blog! 🙂

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Knitting a rainbow . . .

Do you love to shop?      I do 🙂
I’m sure that I must have inherited a shopping gene – or several!

Like most people, I love a bargain so when I saw some pretty yarn on sale a while back, I stocked up.

I chose a few different kinds, but all of them are the type of yarn that looks best in a simple item, like a shawl or a scarf, so that the color and texture of the yarn can take center stage.

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I’d seen ribbon yarn previously, but hadn’t used it. When I found this gorgeous “rainbow” of pink, coral, yellow, lime, teal, indigo, purple, and magenta, I knew it was time to try it.

I decided to make a belt, but of course it would also be great as a drapey scarf.

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The photo doesn’t capture the beauty of the colors. This is not your ordinary rainbow – it’s absolutely striking! I’ve discovered that ribbon yarn makes an especially wonderful fringe, too!

I love the fact that this can be worn almost year-round. The yarn is silky and light-weight enough for all but the hottest summer days.

Measurements for the scarf/belt are: 85” long (including the fringe), and 3” wide.

It’s made with: Lion “Incredible” Ribbon Yarn.

Perfect name – the colors are “incredible”!

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