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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012...



A new year is upon us!  I got a little sidetracked last week, so more crafty Christmas photos will have to be posted later.  The above photo shows the makings of my 2012 undertaking.

I came across this idea initiated by Leigh at leafcutterdesigns.com and thought it was absolutely brilliant.  This is called the Sky Scarf.  You start out with yarns in blues, white, and grays, then each day you knit a stripe in colors that match the sky that day. Over the year you will have a record of the year's weather patterns in your scarf.

Since you only knit one stripe (two rows) a day, I think it is a very manageable goal, even for me.  On January 1st I cast on and knit the first two rows.  My plan is to show my progress on the first of each month through the year.  You are supposed to end up with a five-foot scarf at year's end.  I am adjusting my pattern and yarn just a bit, so I may end up with something a bit different.  My gauge sample was very close to that suggested though, so I'm not too worried.

I have two other year-long goals this year, so stay tuned.  :)
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4 comments:

  1. The scarf will be a great project - I can't wait to see it after its about a foot long. I guess if you don't sit to knit those rows each day you could just jot down what colour the sky was and catch up later...

    Cheers - Joolz

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  2. That's a great idea, Kath - look forward to seeing the finished product at the end of the year.

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  3. Joolz, the slacker in me has already thought of that trick! :)

    Caroline, if we have weather like we did last year, the whole scarf will be blue with a little white thrown in occassionally...but I'm hoping to have plenty of gray in it...we NEED the rain!

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  4. I think I could start this now even though it's already the 4th as I don't remember anything this year that wasn't grey.. but since I don't really want a 5 foot long grey scarf with a few tiny blue stripes....

    But will look forward to seeing your bright blue scarf with a few tiny grey stripes!

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