I’m On A Roll

I learned how to knit a scarf when I was about 12.  My dad showed me how, I guess he had learned from his mom.  Maybe on one of those dark and cold farm nights where the stars smother the sky and a country boys one wish would be to have some  wooly socks to keep the toes warm.  Honestly, I can’t imagine why dad learned to knit but that’s just a thought.  Needless to say, I never really kept going with it.  Until this week when my Aunty Kathleen and friends headed to Stony Plain, Alberta to learn how to make a Swirly Scarf. First stop, Pam’s Woolly Shoppe.  Look how cute the sheep are on her store front.

When I walked in, I was amazed at the kaleidoscope of color.  It’s like a box of Crayola crayons exploded every where.  Naturally, I gravitated to the color combo that included aqua (duh). The needles you use are really fat, so this project just flew along.

There’s all kinds of inspiration around Pam’s shop.  I spotted these little jackets, oh sooooo cute.  I would absolutely wear this (in my own size of course)!  I had a hard time leaving behind this sweet aqua bag with sheep on it.

If you live in the area, make sure you stop for lunch at ‘The Alberta Multicultural Heritage Center’, you won’t be able to resist their homemade pies.  The Lemon Meringue was monstrous.  We ate on the patio amongst their cottage garden. El fresco as they say over there (? somewhere).

There’s also a very interesting ‘General Store’ next door with Antiques, handmade crafts, vintage toys and candy.

Well, I’m pretty tickled with the results.  I love the sparkle of the Silver thread and of course the colors.  If I can do it, you sure can too. I bought enough yarn for one more scarf. Better get at it, I’m on a roll.

I think Blossum wants to learn too!

Wait a minute, you don’t have any thumbs…..what are you up too?

If you want to try one too, here’s the best YouTube

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Living the dream with Mr Right and two black rescue cats, Petals & Blossum. Life and Love expresses itself in the many ongoing art projects. Favorite quote "we'll grow kindness in our hearts for all the strangers amoung us, till there are no strangers any more" Singer-Songwriter Patti Griffin.

21 thoughts on “I’m On A Roll

    1. Thanks LB, there’s no shortage of colour in this store. I’m new to it all, but it certainly was inspiring. I’ve made 5 scarves in total. I’m working on one more, but it’s a little different. Much finer yarn. Thanks for your visit and message!

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    1. That makes my day Midcenturythriftygal! Those sweaters were darling, I bought an antique wooden carpenter ruler next door. It’s all hinged and folds out to six feet. Did I need it? No. Did I love it? Oh Yah! Happy treasure hunting to you too and thanks for your comment.

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  1. You did a fabulous job and so quickly. I did about 8 rows in all but have been busy and maybe tonite after I pick Sherri & family up I will do a few rows. It is fun!!!!!!! LUL

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    1. Blossums says hi! She loves to sit on that high stool and eyeball everything. Of course it’s one kitty toe till she’s full on the counter giving me head butts (shhhh, daddy’s at work, we won’t tell).

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  2. I love knitting but so rarely do it. This looks like a manageable project. I love the colors you used. Green, blue and yellow are my three favorite colors.

    It looks like you had a fun outing too.

    I watched the full video. I might just make one of these for my sister for Christmas. She looooves scarves.

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    1. Really Alys you can do these in an evening, that’s what so fantastic. I think they’re fun looking with Denim. The needles were 5.99 and one ball of yarn 7.99, so what a deal of a project!

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      1. Wow! That is a great deal. And an evening project sounds perfect. I’m adding it to the list. I know my sister would love one…in purple! I’m so glad you blogged about it, Boomdee.

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