Mary Poppins Scarf

Last fall while on my trip to Chicago, I visited Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry. What an awesome exhibit! It’s still open, and will be through August 3 – it’s well worth a trip if you’ll be in Chicago this summer.

One of my favorite parts of the exhibit was the Mary Poppins portion (they had the snowglobe on display!). Among the artifacts was this Mary Poppins costume, and guess which part interested me most?

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I’d love to make a replica of the scarf, but haven’t done too much research on yarn/patterns that would work well. I do like this lovely interpretation on stitchknit. If you were going to make a version this scarf, what yarn would you use?

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Yarn Sale Jackpot

I stopped at Michaels after a long day yesterday to buy something other than yarn (I swear), but somehow wandered over to the yarn department anyway. And then I saw this clearance on Patons Glam Stripes for $1.79 (retail is $5.99). How often do you find yarn prices that begin with $1.-?

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Naturally, I cleaned them out of my favorite shade. The above pic is the rack after – sorry other teal lovers. You snooze, you lose. I liked the purple in the rack below too, but it wasn’t as heavily discounted.

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And here’s my loot. If this were a video, you’d be hearing gleeful giggling. Got to love a bargain. I think I’ll make a light cardigan out of this fun color, but that’s to be determined!

123 Little Stars

My current project is easily the biggest long-term project I’ve ever done. I feel as though I write that about every project, but that probably just means that I continue to build my skills and my patience. It’s a tablecloth that’s made up of many, many star motifs. One hundred and twenty three of them, in fact – or there will be, once it’s done. I finally worked up the courage to count.

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I’m getting close(ish) to being done, and it’s made me think about how the project has mirrored other aspects of life lately. Lots of frantic activity, but the progress seems so slow. Everyone else seems to be getting through projects and moving on to others, but the comparison is useless – we’re all working toward very different goals.

But overall – I’m pretty happy with my project. 🙂 What are you working on?

P.S. I found this knitting blog challenge at Pixels and Purls and thought it sounded like fun. At the very least, I’ll refer to it from time to time if I need a topic. I’m going out of order, but I’ll still consider this post to be part of it, in response to “What is currently on your needles (hook, in my case)?”

Beaded Cutie Pie Doily

I’m getting back into the swing of things after an amazing and much-needed vacation. I somehow managed to schedule this trip for the busiest time I’ve had in months (which is saying something), but I left it all behind and had a great time. And now, reality has set in.

While I sort through my daunting pile of photos that need editing, here’s an oldie but a goodie: one of my first doilies. This one, like my unkept house, could use a little TLC. Perhaps I’ll do a “before and after” to demonstrate the importance of blocking?

Beaded Cutie Pie Doily

The project is the Cutie Pie Doily,which is available for free online. My version doesn’t really do it justice – isn’t it tough to look back on past projects when you know you can do better?

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I added beads and that took forever. I was so proud of myself at the time. 🙂 I’ll be back with photos of my trip soon!