Saturday, May 4, 2013

Houndstooth infinity scarf

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn which is medium (4) worsted weight.  These colors are off-white and black. A soft yarn for this project is best because otherwise the scarf will be very “stiff” due to the type of stitches used. 
  • Crochet Hook Size – I
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
ch – chain
st – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
YO – yarn over
Special Instructions:
When changing colors do not cut your yarn!  Instead, on your last dc, work the dc as normal but when you have the 2 loops left on your hook this is where you will want to change your color and then YO and draw through both loops on the hook then continue with the instructions. You will then just take the unused color and crochet it along in the row.  It will allow for a sturdier scarf and save you from weaving in all the ends!  You will be changing color at the end of each row.
9 stitches = approximately 2 inches or 5 cm
  1. Row 1:  Chain 23.  Sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1 and turn (22 sts).
  2. Row 2:  sc in first dc, dc in next sc *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across  (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1 and turn (22 sts).
  3. Repeat Row 2 until you have the length desired.  Once you have the desired length, you will want your last row to end with the opposite color.  For example, if row 1 was black, you will want the last row in the scarf to be ivory.  Leave a long tail and fasten off.
  4. If you want to make an infinity scarf, sew ends together using long tail and tapestry needle to join the side just fastened off, working the front loop only of the stitch and the bottom loop of each sc and dc on the first row.  Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Sacred Grove

The Sacred Grove
We had a great opportunity to spend a little time at the Sacred Grove in Palmyra, NY. This video also shows the frame home the Smith family lived in after the Log home which is at the very end of the video.

Thanks for watching :)

Philadelphia and Western New York

The bus drive North to Western New York was a long one, so Barry arranged for a terrific BBQ at Chenango State Park. The forest surrounding the pavillion was lush and beautiful.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The second morning in Washington DC

Just a bit from Washington DC, and then I show you the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Beautiful amphitheater.

And yet more from Washington DC

The end of this video shows the Wolf Trap venue where we performed on Wednesday evening. Very hot and humid! Great audience!!

Okay, the whole Washington DC mall area is enormous! We walked a lot and rode the Hop on Hop off bus. The World War II Memorial is so beautiful! Check out the ceiling of Union Station.

My first day in Washington DC

Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The weather forecast is rain, but I have learned that it doesn't usually rain on the Tabernacle Choir. My roommate, Rosanna Ungerman is my lovely tour guide and my sense of direction. Without her, I would still be in Washington DC. This is such a big place with tons to see, so watch for more videos.