Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scarf #1 for Mission Crafts Ministry

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Yesterday I finished my first scarf for our Mission Crafts Ministry at church.  We are trying to get 75 scarves made before the end of July for a mission trip to Peru.

All I did for this scarf was to cast on 26 stitches and knit.  I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn and size 11 needles.  Even with the simple pattern and large needles it still took me a week to complete.  Based on that, when I cast on my second scarf last night I decided to drop down to 24 stitches.  We’re looking for speed!  :)

And actually for scarf #2 I tried crocheting thinking that I can do that much faster.  I had a problem with the yarn being so splitty and a dark color, so it didn’t go any faster and in fact probably was much slower.  After two rows I gave up, pulled it out and cast on to knit.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Did you use the whole skein of Homespun? How long was your scarf? I would be glad to knit a few for you. Let me know. That is a great project! Love & blessings from NC!

NH Knitting Mama said...

What a pretty color!

Ashley said...

I wished I could crochet!!!! Although I really do not need to pick up another hobby at the moment HA!

I was blog hopping and found yours. I hope you don't mind another follower....from one blogger to another ;)