Monday Project Report – The Robot Scarf Is Done and Some Cute Boys on Floats


Why is it that when I need to be doing the most I get the least done?

I thought that I would finish Vash’s robot scarf on Saturday – but instead spent the day Christmas Caroling with the Cub Scouts at our local nursing home (wouldn’t it be a good idea for them to – oh – practice the songs at least once with the boys before having them “carol” songs they don’t know at all? Just a thought.), then passing them off to Chip while I ran to my spinning class (mohair with a flick card – its coming), and then meeting them all at another town park where the annual Christmas parade ended.

Jesse rode on the Boy Scout float yelling “Merry Christmas” and waving to everyone along the way.

Markus and Vash (as “The Storm”) rode on the football team’s float.

You can’t quite tell, but we had a football in lights on top of the float.

Chip was running alongside of the float in the cold (below freezing) weather trying to get pictures of the moving float – so I thought he did okay.

By the time the parade ended and everyone had cookies and hot chocolate, there was not enough time to finish the robot scarf before I started falling asleep – so when I went to bed on Saturday night it was still not done.

Sunday Chip had to be at the resource center so I packed up the boys and the scarf and trucked us all off to church.  I finally finished the scarf sitting at the Bagel Cafe while the boys were in Church School and I was drinking my latte.  Finally!!

Here you can see the third and last robots in the scarf.

And here are all four robots in the completed scarf.

Another present done.  I was glad to see that the illusion would be visible from whatever direction you were looking at the scarf.  I think Vash will just love the magic of it all.

Today’s mail contained what I hope is my last Jimmy Beans Wools order.  I had a $23.00 gift credit coming from the orders I placed last quarter plus free shipping so I was kinda keeping an eye on their woolwatcher’s sales to see if anything came up to use the credit on.  No sense just letting a yarn credit go to waste ;). So here is what I got.

Two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in Springer . . .

and two skeins of Madelinetosh Prairie Yarn in Terre Verte

which, as usual, is not showing its true deep green beauty in the photographs.  Sigh.

It looks kinda blueish greyish here and it is really a forest green.  Oh well.

I finally was able to sit down and decide on a shrug pattern to make for my niece Kaitlyn, but time is running out to make it and nowhere on this pattern does it say how much yarn it takes to complete the pattern.  I have two skeins of the yarn I want to use for this, so I am going to start knitting.  I know about where the halfway point of the pattern is so if I run out of the first skein before I get to the halfway point, then I’m just heading to Gap and will find something else.  I hope this works though, because I think it will be nice if I can finish it.  Fingers crossed.  I will show you what I get next Monday – when we will really be at holiday crunch time.  Tomorrow is show and tell in spinning.  See you then!

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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5 Responses to Monday Project Report – The Robot Scarf Is Done and Some Cute Boys on Floats

  1. danielle says:

    The Prairie yarn does look beautiful. Doesn’t it just kill you that we can’t seem to take a picture with accurate color!!?? I can’t wait to see or hear about Vash’s reaction to that scarf.

  2. Shelly R. says:

    So okay, after I get the projects caught up and I learn how to spin better and I get the natural dying under my belt, I HAVE to take that photography class. :p

  3. pentalia says:

    The parade must have been very exciting for the boys! Love the scarf… is that baby Michael Jackson in the background??
    ; D

    • Shelly R. says:

      HAH!! That is my son Christopher at age 4 – which was 24 years ago and kids were wearing spiked hair to school. (1987 – Was that the Sid Vicious era?). This picture had such attitude that it is still my favorite of him. I still carry the wallet size photo in my wallet. His Aunt had bought him the red leather jacket so we did him up in red and black for his 4 year old pictures (these were shot at Sears’ Photo Studio) and the family went wild when they got them. Now he’s finishing up his degree in Public Policy in college and living here to help us with the boys. He’s turned into a great big brother.

      • pentalia says:

        Lol… my kids are 25 and 28, and I remember those days well. My little “Thriller”-aholic is now working for the State Dept. Younger one is finishing up his degree right now.

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