Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WOYWW 241 - Knitting

How many different ways can you say "wow, it's Wednesday again, already, so soon?"  But it's true, my friends!  Welcome to WOYWW.  Our sponsor is the lovely Julia from Stamping GroundThis is the greatest blog hop of crafty desks from all over.  It's fun and inspiring.

A few of you asked last week what a fat phoebe is.  It's the power strip.  In other news, I haven't tried my india inks yet.  I also didn't get around to making the earrings - or doing a dry run on other bottle caps.

I did some knitting.  My niece is a junior in high school and she's the pitcher for the girl's softball team.  The school colors are green and gold so when I saw frilly scarf yarn in those colors I couldn't resist.  She's not a girly girl but I'm hoping since it's in the school colors she might enjoy wearing it on game days.
I had no idea how to knit this type of yarn so I did a search on you tube.  I found the following video, which helped quite a bit.
I can't believe how slow this was to knit up.  What I thought would be a fast and easy project wasn't.

Like always, I'll visit those that end in the same number as me and those that leave me a comment (please leave your number).  I think I made it to everyone last week; if I happened to miss you I'm sorry.



BJ said...

OK I had no idea what a fat phoebe was now I wonder what a power strip is????? Super scarf BJ#2

Monica said...

It never is as fast as you expect to to be.
Monica 5

Judys Fabrications said...

I must say knitting that yarn would have put me off too, but Ithink you've done a great job.I love You Tube.We are so lucky that people take the care and trouble to post there.
Judy #19

Andrea said...

Morning Kay I'm sure you will get around to a;l those other crafty bits soon there's never enough hours in the day. your niece I'm sure will love the scarf love the texture look of it myself / thanks for sharing the video have a great week ahead Crafty hugs Andrea #17

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your scarf!~ use to be my sons school colors also. I've crocheted 4 so far, and love working with that yarn. Have fun with WOYWW and Enjoy a crafty week. #22

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, Kay, I've seen that yarn before and it was EXPENSIVE in the store I saw it in. I think my internet friend Halle has made several scarves with this same type of yarn. It turns out beautiful, too. Glad you found how to use it, even if it was a bit tedious and time consuming.

Have a great WOYWW from # 16.

sandra de said...

Great scarf and thanks for the youtube link.
Sandra @28

Sandy said...

Looks like a fun scarf to knit. Sure she will love it.
Sandy #31

Helen said...

I must have missed you last week as I didn't remember the fat phoebe...sorry! I love the scarf, hope your daughter does too, it's worth all your hard work. Helen 7

Neil said...

Good morning.
I'm trying to squeeze as many visits in as I can before work gets in the way. Thanks for sharing your little corner of creativity today.
Hope the rest of your week is a good one.
Neil #33

Eliza said...

Knitting for me is slow at the best of times, but I do admit that the scarf looks amazing, I do hope your daughter wears it on game days.

thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

Anonymous said...

Wow! Fabulous scarf!

Happy woyww

Zoe #42

Jackie said...

As you say it's in her school colours so she will probably wear it! I think it's a great scarf... I thought that style was a quick knit !!!!! It's like looking at cards that look easy then seeing the steps involved to make them!!!
Hope your daughters doing ok how long left till the baby is here?
Jackie 18

fairy thoughts said...

Hi kay that is a great yarn we sold it at the store I work in and had to explain the method to a LOT of customer but often ended up saying ... Look on you tube it is the font of all knowledge.
Have a great week

Annie said...

What a fun scarf and well done you for knitting it....those were my school colours too!
A x # 44

Anne said...

The scarf is great. I have some of that yarn - just haven't got round to making yet. Will need to refresh my memory so thanks for the link. Hugs Anne x #49

glitterandglue said...

Hello Kay. I'm with BJ - didn't know what a fat phoebe was - and don't know what a power strip is? Am I missing something essential to life here??
I, like you, thought that knitting one of those fun scarves was a doddle - that's what they all say in the knitting shops - but it looks really time consuming and finicky. Maybe I won't be doing them for the grandchildren, then. I like to watch a DVD whilst knitting, but it would be impossible....
Have a great week.
Margaret #52

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Kay. I've not been able to link up for a couple of weeks so it's been really such fun to catch up with everyone. I love the scarf and the colours look really good with that design. And - like BJ - I don't know what a power strip is either??? Have a lovely creative day. Julie Ann xx #54

Kim said...

Knitting looks great I am sure it will be treasured. Also had a whizz down your blog and your photos of the doors are brilliant.
Thanks for sharing
Daisy #63 (kim)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We've got that yarn type in the UK too and I just know that it would drive me to distraction...so I admire your patience. But the result was worth it, it's fab! Your niece will love it :-)
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Glenda Brooks said...

Amazing! I always wished I had learned to knit. Crochet is my vice. Knitting always felt backwards to me. This is a lovely scarf and I'm sure your niece will love it!

Maxam Made said...

I never manager to get past knit one pearl two, so I really admire any one can! My Grand mother was a professional lace make from Italy, I did not get that gene!
Thank you for sharing and have a great week! Ginny #71

sandysewin said...

To look at it I would think that scarf would be a quick project, too. It sure is pretty and ruffly. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #13

Anonymous said...

Those ruffle scarves drive me nuts! I've made loads of them, I find them quite quick but incredibly frustrating to do!! I'm sure your niece will love it though, being team colours and all. Hope you get to do some of the other things you want to do this week!

Brenda 74

Tertia said...

I agree, that wool is not easy to knit with. I have made a few scarves and I hated doing them.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #83

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think being able to knit and make such great creations is quite the art so kudos to you for making it happen! That scarf looks cool enough that I think even a non-girly girl would like it. Judy #82

Krisha said...

Very pretty, and I think she will wear it. Those types of scarfs are so popular right now.
Krisha #26

lisa said...

Snap, Kay. I am knitting those scarves too. Got a great deal on the wool so thought I'd make them up for pressies. I agree, it's much trickier than I thought too but once you get going they grow quickly don't they.
Hugs Lisax #53

Julia Dunnit said...

Well hey, I thought the beauty of that yarn was because it knotted fast...well ya learn something new everyday huh!! So..you explained the fat phoebe..but huh? Why on earth is it called that?!!

Spyder said...

I'm a rubbish knitter, although I did buy a knitting craft mag the other day...I loved the little gnome thing on the front cover... only thing is...I still haven't worked out the 'code' ! Have a very Crafty week! Happy WOYWW?!

okienurse said...

WOW I bet she will love wearing the scarf...how could she not it came from Aunt Kay! I thought it was suppose to be easy peasy and super fast too but I didn't get it finished cause I got ticked off at it! Love the previous post about windows and doors. I love them too! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #99

Neet said...

I have one of those scarves, not knitted by me I add. Love it.
Hope she likes it, am sure she will.
Neet xx 24

glitterandglue said...

Hello again, Kay. Thanks for visiting - I know just what you mean - I can't bear to get rid of those embroidery threads, either - some of them are over 40 years old - but, kept in a cupboard when not in use, they keep their colour.....so.....why should we get rid of them? we can guarantee we will need them the following week if we did!
Have a great time.
Margaret #52

Jackie said...

Sorry I did mix up up with fairy thoughts!
So sorry ... There are so many nice ladies I got you both mixed up

Jackie said...

Sorry I did mix up up with fairy thoughts!
So sorry ... There are so many nice ladies I got you both mixed up

Sue said...

Thanks for popping by my blog.

Loving your scarf.

Sue 43

Erika said...

Hi Kay! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely words!
Wow, your scarf is wonderful. Powerful colors and a great making!
Enjoy your week and creativity!

Robyn said...

Many many hours spent knitting while at Junior sporting events!
thanks for stopping by and the snoop aroun dour place.
Robyn 5

Nikki C said...

Wow Kay that is just fantastic and the yarn looks so complicated to play with but you've done a wonderful job on the game scarf I'm sure she will love it :)

Craftychris said...

Ooh the scarf is fantastic! Anyone would love it! xxx

Diane said...

Great job on the knitting.

Hugs diane

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kay, its very frustrating when a 'quick project' turns into a mammoth job! It came out beautifully though, so well worth the effort. I'm running so late this week, sorry. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz # 33 xx

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo nice bit of knitting! Kim

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done with knitting the school colors scarf, Kay! I'm sure she will love it!! I give you huge kudos for learning how to do it by watching a YouTube video. I guess we can learn anything that way nowadays, huh? Amazing! I hope you are well and you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell (no number, I didn't play this week)

MaryH said...

You did a fab job on this pretty & colorful scarf. I didn't know the term fat phoebe either! I do know what a power strip is though. Got 'em all over the house! I'm sure your scarf will see lots of wear since it's in the school colors, and also was made with a lot of love. She's very lucky to have a talented relative make her such a beautiful scarf! TFS & Hugs

Marianne said...

hmmmmm.....I have never knit a ruffle scarf and now I know I never will. Thanks for the warning

Anonymous said...

I knit but have never like knitting that style of scarf - to nerving - but you helped me understand it better - so I might be trying this again in the near future.. Thanks


MaggieC said...

I would have expected that yarn to be very quick to knit up. Strange isn't. I had never heard of a fate phoebe either. As far as I am concerned they are just four ways or six ways etc. Thank you for your visit today. I really enjoyed playing with that envelope. xx Maggie #2

Neesie said...

Phew...it's been ages since I visited Kay. My apologies but like you said 'wow where does the time go'?
Are you up for knitting the whole team gorgeous scarves because I think there may be a rush on them once they see it! ;D
Loved your doors and windows post too and your Christmas cards looked great.
I hope I'm not so long in coming back to visit. I also hope to join in with WOYWW soon. I miss the gang :D
Have a great week!

Sandee Setliff said...

Hey girl, seems like I haven't seen you in ages, you need to blog more, saw you on pinterest the other day :) Yeah, sad that the sprays aren't permanent and yes I spray them! I also spray things like the last piece just cause I like the shine, lol plus if I get any leakage from another project, it will wipe off. :) Such a love/hate with my journal book! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥