I loved reading Gertie's post a couple of weeks ago. She shared how many works in progress she has. This currently describes my situation. For years and years, I would only work on one item at a time. Well, that changed when I thought about all the wonderful projects I wanted to start and I then began working on more than one project at a time.
As you may recall, I am still knitting away on a large afghan for my daughter. In the meantime, I have started a crocheted scarf with some wonderful silk yarn that was given to me as a gift. I also have another knit scarf to begin. I thought these two scarf projects would be great to take on my trip since they don't take up too much room.
In the meantime, this week I started this undulating waves scarf pattern. I had seen the scarf in a local yarn shop a couple of years ago. They wanted me to take a class, buy a kit, etc., to learn how to make the scarf. I've never taken classes and I like to figure out patterns by myself. I was searching for a beaded pattern and I found this scarf pattern. It's the exact scarf that was in the yarn shop.
I should have purchased some proper yarn for the project, but I had this sock yarn and these glass beads so I thought I would give it a go.
The pattern is frustrating and makes me think all the time while I am knitting. This is not fun for me but I do like the way the pattern is taking shape.
If you would like to try this scarf, first you need to download the scarf pattern. If you google images using undulating waves scarf you will see all kinds of yarn that was used. Here is my version:
The scarf has not been blocked yet so it's a bit too wavy in the knitted parts. Here's close up:
Lastly, I am celebrating my birthday tomorrow. It's not really my birthday yet but on my real birthday I will be having tea at the Ritz in London. My husband and friends will have a party for me tomorrow at my home. I decided to bake my own birthday cake. Here's the Danish kransekage that I made.
As usual, I wish you each of you a wonderful, fun filled week. And, remember to stop by Handmade Monday and check out some great craft ideas.