Saturday, February 27, 2010

This is what two months worth of scarves looks like...

Day 64, Scarf 64: Jewel

This scarf was made with a combination of yarn donations. One ball of yarn was from Shannon, one was from my Uncle Billy, and the other I donated! It is a lovely combination of navy, blue, and purple and makes me think of sapphires.

Day 63, Scarf 63: Just Devington

The yarn for Day 63's scarf was donated by my Uncle Billy. He had requested that these specific colours be used together to make a scarf called "Just Devington". Well, I turned those reds, blues and purples into a stripy scarf just like the one (except for the colours) my Uncle Billy made me years and years ago! Thanks for the donation!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 62, Scarf 62: Two Months and Counting

It's hard to believe that I am already at the 2 month mark. 62 scarves done and a whole bunch to go! Today's scarf was in the Canadian theme, knitted with red and white yarn. I can't help it, I've got the Olympic fever!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 61, Scarf 61: Green Means Go

Today's scarf was a deep forest green. The yarn was donated by Shawn's Mom, yet again! I knitted this scarf while watching Canada take on Russia. I just kept saying, "Go Canada, Go!"

Day 60, Scarf 60: Fuzzy Blue Moon

Well, I was home sick and knitting on Day 60. I slept most of the day away but in my waking hours I made sure to get my scarf for the day done. The yarn used for this scarf was donated by Shawn's Mom. Thank you Shawn's Mom!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 59, Scarf 59: Sick and Knitting

Well, I'm sick but still committed to this project and knitting along. The yarn I chose for today's scarf is seafoam and navy. Again, thank you to Shannon et al for the abundance of yarn. It is so nice to not have to worry about where my yarn is going to come from...let's just hope it stays that way! I'll be staying home from work tomorrow so I may even manage to get ahead!

Day 58, Scarf 58: Canadians Sing the Blues

Yesterday's scarf was knitted while watching the Canada vs. USA hockey game. Somehow I seemed to know we were going to be singing the blues when I chose the multiple shades of blue yarn to use. Thank you to Shannon, Peggy, and Anne for donating the yarn!

In more positive news, when I visited my parents yesterday I discovered that they had about 4 bags of yarn for me! 2 bags were from my great Uncle-Billy and another two were from another of my dad's co-workers, Shawn (actually, it was Shawn's mother). My cupboards are overflowing with yarn! What a blessing.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 57, Scarf 57: Heart of a Pirate

Tonight we went to LiveCity Yaletown with our friends Shannon, Mike, and Marnie to see Coeur de Pirate (Heart of a Pirate) and Sam Roberts for free. We were in line for about 45 minutes but the line was fun, friendly and fast moving. Once we were inside, it took only a few minutes before my one of my favourite Quebecois groups, Coeur de Pirate, came on. The lead singer's voice is absolutely beautiful. It was a cold night but the music of Coeur de Pirate and Sam Roberts, as well as the beaver tails and hot chocolate, kept us going! What a great night.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 56, Scarf 56: Stars

After finally completing all of my report cards tonight, Max suggested we head downtown to see if we could get into the Stars concert being held at the Orpheum. We were in luck! There were still a few tickets floating around and we managed to get seats in the 21st row. Great seats and amazing music. After the concert we headed home so I could work on the scarf. Very late to bed tonight!

Day 55, Scarf 55: Blue #4

Well, I think the next scarf is going to have to be another colour because I am getting tired of knitting the same colour over and over again. I am so grateful to have had donations of such large balls of yarn.

This scarf was knitted while I was trying to get report cards done, created a second Moodle, and made dinner. Getting scarves done is a real challenge this week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 54, Scarf 54: Blue #3

You guessed it, more blue yarn! Max and I went to a curling match tonight and it was fantastic! With the help of some Americans sitting in front of us we started what we think was the first ever "wave" at a curling match. Curling did not know what hit it tonight!

Day 53, Scarf 53: Blue #2

It seems that blue is a very popular colour for yarn donations. I'm going to be knitting with blue yarn for a while...I am so grateful to have had so many donation so far. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Enjoy all of the blue!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 52, Scarf 52: Moodle Blue-dle

Yesterday's scarf was knitted with frilly baby blue yarn donated by my friend Shannon. I knitted the scarf as I headed out to Shannon's place for a few Moodle lessons. I Moodled all day long but managed to finished my Blue-dle scarf!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 51, Scarf 51: Canada Strikes Gold!

Today Canada won it's first gold on Canadian soil! I had to knit a scarf in honour of this achievement and so I knitted a black scarf with a colourful gold ribbon running through it. Go Canada Go!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 48, Scarf 48: Rosy

After a day of excitement as I watched the Olympic Torch Relay with all 400 students at my school, I came home to knit a rosy pink scarf. The scarf reminds me of the rosy cheeks on the faces of all of those children and the torch runners. What a great day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 47, Scarf 47: Sleepy Skies

Today's scarf was knitted with yarn donated by my good friend Shannon. These are just two of the many blue shades of yarn she donated. She came over yesterday with an enormous bag and a Dairyland crate full of yarn. I am so thankful to have such a great friend!

This scarf is called "Sleepy Skies" because I was feeling completely exhausted and ready for bed while knitting these lovely sky-like colours.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 46, Scarf 46: Faded Rainbow Bright

The soft pastel rainbow shades in the scarf made me think back to my favourite cartoon character as a child, Rainbow Bright! I actually started this scarf early in the morning before going to work...I feel like I'm actually starting to get ahead of myself!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 45, Scarf 45: Fuzzy Wuzzy

This scarf was made with the fuzzy black and white yarn. Abby wanted to play with the yarn the whole time I was knitting but somehow I managed to ward her off and get the scarf done!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 44, Scarf 44: Blushing Bamboo

Today's scarf was made with the beautiful pink bamboo yarn donated by Diana B. This scarf is smooth and soft to the touch, absolutely beautiful yarn! Diana found my posting about the Purls of Warmth project on Craigslist and was kind enough to donate a HUGE bag of yarn! I can't wait to knit all of it!

Thank you so much for your generosity Diana!

Day 43, Scarf 43: Damson in Distress

Thinking I would have loads of time to work on my knitting because it is Saturday, I started my day by choosing to use the thin, frilly, purple and pink yarn donated by my friend Angela. Well, after attending a SalsaFit Class, picking up a yarn donation from Diana B. (a HUGE bag I might add), having lunch with Max, going to the library, picking up my alterations, having a nap, and going out with friends, I find myself still knitting at 2am! I truly am a damsel in distress! Damson was the name of the yarn...the title kind of works, right? Cross your fingers that I'm able to get this one done and get some sleep!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 42, Scarf 42: Spumoni

The colours for today's scarf are green, pink, cream, and brown in honour of the delicious spumoni ice cream that you always get at the end of an Old Spaghetti Factory meal. I didn't go to the Old Spaghetti Factory today but for some reason spumoni ice cream was on my mind tonight...the lack of sugar must really be getting to me!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 41, Scarf 41: Good Day Sunshine

Today's scarf is a mix of blue and yellow to represent the beautiful blue and sunny skies we experienced in Vancouver today! What a nice change! "Good Day Sunshine" was chosen as this scarf's name because of my focus on the Beatles right now...I'm teaching elementary school music and am planning a HUGE Beatles concert!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 40, Scarf 40: Diva Cupcake

Can you tell I have sugar on my mind as I try to get off of sugar? The two shades of brown and bright pink yarn in this scarf made me think of the delicious "Diva" cupcakes sold at Vancouver's Cupcakes. Brown chocolate cupcake with bright pink icing...yum!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 39, Scarf 39: Oscar Nominee

Well, today's colour choice was fairly obvious after I received this email from my dad:

"If you have any gold yarn, you could knit an Oscar scarf, in honour of District 9 making it to the top 3 nominees today…WOOOOOHOOOO!!

How could I refuse? I had a whole pile of yellow yarn (unfortunately no gold) and went for it! It sort of reminds me of Big Bird but it's an Oscar!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 38, Scarf 38: Blue

This scarf was knitted throughout the day and I managed to finish it before dinnertime! It is made with 3 balls of blue yarn that I had left at my parents' house several years ago. Finally all that blue yarn has been put to good use!