See Beautiful Weim, Scarves and Foxes.

gentlestitches amigurumi foxes, see beautiful, hand made scarf and Goose the Weimaraner
This time of year is perfect for a light scarf and I have some tips on how to create one very easily at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile enjoy this little black and white number which is a backdrop for my recent happy mail. It was a thank you from Goose the Weimaraner for helping celebrate his 15th birthday and it included a gift for me. It was a sticker and a tag which said SEE BEAUTIFUL. I will put the tag on my keyring to remind myself of all the beauty around me.  The bag of yarn behind the foxes can only mean one thing!Brothers and sisters for them! I have a market coming up soon and also an opportunity to display and hopefully sell, my patterns at Woolarium the wonderful yarn and accessories shop in High St Northcote. 
two gentlestitches hand made scarves modeled by Winter Owl, Owls.
Another two scarfs from the same pattern and modeled on Owls made from Winter Owls lovely shop which I believe reopens in June this year. Now onto the scarf pattern.

gentlestitches beautiful and easy scarf pattern for knitting or crochet.

You will need. (a)Either a set of knitting needles or a crochet hook (any size) (b) a full ball of yarn of your choosing. (c) a tape measure. (d) a darning, tapestry or wool needle.

If knitting. Using knitting needles and tape measure cast on enough stitches to make  8.5 inches or 22 centimeters.                         Using knitting stitch of your choice (plain for beginners, complicated for advanced),knit until fabric measures 30 inches  or 76 centimeters and cast off.
Line up short ends, pin and then using the sewing needle, sew ends together. Sew in any ends and trim. Voila! Your own beautiful circular scarf to brighten up any outfit or peek out from a jacket.

If crocheting. Using  crochet hook and tape measure, chain until work measures 8.5 inches or 22 centimetres.                                 Choose any crochet stitch from single crochet to an advanced lace, work until fabric measures 30 inches or 76 centimetres.                             Line up short ends, pin and then using the sewing needle, sew ends together. Sew in any ends and trim. Voila! Your own beautiful circular scarf to brighten up any outfit or peek out from a jacket.

Send me a photo or a description if you make one. Enjoy!

I entered a contest and didn’t win, however…

contest-badge for losers of Evil Squirrel's Nest contest

 

 

 

I did win this badge however.
my friends niece playing "all tucked in" with mousie.

 

Something I did win though was a smile from a little girl who is a niece of a friend of mine. I made her a little mousie and here they are playing “all tucked in”

I also had the extreme pleasure of meeting up with a fellow blogger Jennifer from Winter Owls for tea and swapped her a “welcoming Owl” (more about these next time) for a Winter Owls Elephant Pin

a felted elephant broach, made by Winter Owls.welcoming knitted owl

 

yarn along blackboard laptop cover with piggie.

Joining the amazing Ginny from small things this week for yarn along I present the (in progress) blackboard laptop cover and Anne Tyler novel Digging to America.yarn along, crochet black board ,lap top, cover with Annie Tyler book.Other points of interest are the vintage Bouche wool which a school Mum kindly donated to my stash, and  a Winter Owls   logo which I am using as a bookmark which came with my Winter Owl print.  If you haven’t seen a blackboard laptop before, you are not alone. I hadn’t seen one before last week but now I wonder how I managed to write knitting and crochet patterns without them!  Only 8 dollars from KMart. Chalk included!
Here is a pic of it with a crochet piggie approximately 1/2 inch or 2 cms high.crochet, amigurumi on laptop blackboard.This little piggie is definitely not going to market. He is staying right here!