Of late in my life, these scarves have come to the fore...just a coincidence, mind you.
Firstly, at the last Sisters of Stitch meet a fortnight ago, Elizabeth, one of the regulars there, presented me with a bag of these lovely scarves to hand on to K4BN. Elizabeth commented that she finds knitting these scarves rather addictive but she has run out of people to give them to...
|The lovely scarves made by Elizabeth...|
At the same SoS meetup, another member, Morag, brought in over 130 balls of yarn that she had bought from Spotlight for 10 cents each...a majority of the yarn was the mesh from which the ruffle scarves are made...all the same colours, maroon with a gold fleck. Morag gave me 3 bags of this yarn to pass on to K4BN...which I did.
The day after I received these scarves and yarn, a friend contacted me and asked if I could possibly make her a ruffle scarf...in red white and blue colourways preferably. This friend wanted to wear such a scarf to her Citizenship ceremony in September. Of course I agreed to make one for her and then embarked on the 'adventure' to find scarf yarn in that colourway. I went to a number of shops but without any luck. As a last resort I decided to try my luck at Lincraft. I wasn't hopeful because the week before when I was at Lincraft, they were selling the mesh yarn for 99c per ball and I expected it to be all gone. Well the shelves were very much depleted on this second trip but hallelujah! Yes there were some balls of red/white and blue. It just so happens that that colour scheme is a football team's colours, which worked in my favour!
So I knitted the scarf for Debbie and it has been sent on its way to her...
A beautiful Christmas wreath! Beryl Warrington from Redcliffe, is the lady who made this and apparently the yarn is used to make a scarf and then the length of knitting is wrapped around a ring which has first been wrapped with batting or something similar.
Thank you to all those who sent me best wishes for the problems with my forearms and wrists to be gone...the soreness had gone by Sunday night and I'm still racking my brains to come up with what triggered the discomfort of Friday and Saturday. ????