Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Knitting a Candy Cane Scarf and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. It has been getting a lot colder here in Toronto. It is also getting so dark now earlier at night after we moved the clocks back with daylight savings time on Sunday and it feels a lot later when heading home from work. Wedding plans are going well and I signed a contract for hair and makeup and will have a contract for a florist soon, then we are done signing contracts and have all of our main vendors, that is so exciting. I am really looking forward to our big day now as it gets closer.

I have started knitting a candy cane scarf by Kristen Retigg found on Ravelry. I am still going to be knitting the casual lace knit shawl, but I had to order larger needles so that is on hold for now. I was so excited to start the shawl project that I started without long enough needles and planned to buy some eventually. I picked up the needles again to knit this scarf last night to work on while I waiting for the needles and to also knit something fun for the holidays. It is knit in all garter stitch and by using some increasing and decreasing each right side row by knitting two stitches together and a knit front to back increase. This candy cane scarf is such a fun and festive knit to make and wear at Christmastime. I was thinking I can wear this scarf at the Christmas parade and markets to look and feel festive. I am knitting the scarf on US 9 needles and I am using leftover yarn Red Heart Super Saver red and white yarn from knitting last year's Santa gnome. I had a lot left over and enough to make a scarf and maybe some other fun things for Christmas.

Pattern: Candy Cane Scarf by Kristen Retigg

I just finished reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg this week and will start reading Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. As you can probably see I am really interested in reading books in the self help and self improvement category. I am also listening to the audio book of  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. It has been a great companion on my drives home from work and so informative and I love the lessons I have learned so far. All the books are to promote positive habits and I am a big believer that we can really change our lives by changing our habits as all three of these books demonstrate. I have been starting some positive morning habits and weekly habits and can see how they are improving my life already.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday and Small Things for Yarn Along (November)

Thank you for stopping by! What are you working on and reading this week?


9 comments:

  1. Preparing Christmas ? Good for you !
    I've not done anything yet...
    I finish a book about the hide child of the Kennedy's family...
    Have a cozy day !
    Anna

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    1. Yes I love Christmas so I started early. That sounds like an interesting book I hope you enjoy reading it. Thank you Anna for stopping by!

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  2. I love your scarf .. what type of yarn are you using?

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    1. Hello! I am using Red Heart Super saver yarn in the colors of red and white. Thank you for asking and I have included more details in my blog post now. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. WOW, Toronto, I bet it is getting cold way up there and dark. It's cold here and we had snow last night. The Fall weather this year has been weird to say the least! Good luck on your wedding plans and CONGRATS on your soon to be marriage!

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    1. It was very cold and snowing here a lot today. Its very dark now earlier at night.Thank you so much and thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  4. I love the diagonal striping! Looks great :)

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  5. Thank you Karen! I am liking the stripes too something different than straight across.

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  6. Oh! I love the idea of the candy cane scarf. I can totally see its usefulness and addition to the Holiday season. Those are some really good self-help books too!

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