Sashay Scarf Ta Da!

I started this scarf a little bit ago and first blogged about it here.  I have been working on it a little bit at a time with the intention of finishing it before my daughter came home for Thanksgiving.  All the crocheting was done, but I still had all those pesky ends to weave in.

Lots of ends.

Lots of ends.

Diligently, a little at a time, the ends were woven in and the scarf was finished.

One of the granny squares and a few stripes.

One of the granny squares and a few stripes.

I really loved the way this came together.  The combination of the granny squares and the stripes that connected two sets of granny squares was just the right amount of change needed to keep this project interesting to me.  I can totally see myself making another one of these at some point.

Wrapped up all nice and warm!

Wrapped up all nice and warm!

Once I gave it to her, she didn’t take it off!

Scarf at breakfast.

Scarf at breakfast.

It came out with us to breakfast…

Scarf at a concert.

Scarf at a concert.

It came with us to her brother’s orchestra concert.  And it was worn on the plane home.  I’m so thrilled that she loves the finished scarf!!  I’m sad she went back to college, but I don’t have long to wait to see her again – she comes home for Christmas break soon!!

Knitting runs in the family

I just had to share a picture of my oldest daughter wearing the scarf her sister made for her.IMG_3364

As a present for Christmas last year, my then 15 year old daughter made this scarf for her older sister to wear to keep her warm at college.  Older daughter told me she wears it almost everyday.

Sashay Scarf by Borocco

Last night I worked on my daughter’s scarf for just a little bit.

10/22/2014-1hr

10/22/2014-1hr

I sewed the second set of squares onto the main scarf and finished another stripe section.  I am totally in love with this yarn – the colors are so yummy and it is very soft (I know, I know, I’ve said all that before!).  Hopefully, I can finish this before she comes home in November – she will be so thrilled!!!

New project and vacation

Earlier this summer, we went on a family vacation with some friends to the gold country.  We stayed in Placerville, did some gold panning, toured an old gold mine and generally had a fabulous time.  Every time we go on a family vacation I try to visit the local yarn shop and this vacation was not different.  We visited Lofty Lou’s Yarn Shop.  I had been here previously and LOVED it.  Lots of yarn, lots of samples and very friendly and helpful staff.  This visit was just the same as always!  My oldest daughter found some yarn and a pattern for a scarf and I promised to make it for her.  My kids have knitted and crocheted items made from yarn from everywhere we have visited.

8/17/2014 - start of this scarf

8/17/2014 – start of this scarf

This is the start of the Sashay Scarf by Berroco using Lodge yarn.  I started this scarf and then set it down to work on some other things.

10/17/2014 - progress after about 30 minutes.

10/17/2014 – progress after about 30 minutes.

I picked it up again yesterday and worked on it for about 30 minutes.  I can’t remember why I ever put it down.  This is such a fun scarf to crochet!

10/18/2014-progress after about an hour and 20 minutes.

10/18/2014-progress after about an hour and 20 minutes.

I also worked on it today during one of my kid’s soccer games and while we were driving some of our other kids to other activities.  I really love the way it is working up and the colors are so very pretty!  Did I mention that this is super soft?!