Sunday, September 2, 2012

Summer Fades

Were you able to catch a glimpse of  the blue moon the other day?  According to Wikipedia  "A blue moon is the appearance of the third full moon in a season that has four full moons, instead of the usual three. It is never visually blue. Because a blue moon occurs only every two or three years, the term blue moon is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase 'once in a blue moon'."  With that, a fitting close to summer.

Of late I have been MIA from doing artwork due to much needed house projects, like repainting the bathroom.  What used to be short projects now take much longer, but oh so satisfying at the end to have a fresh new room!  I am always amazed at what a coat of paint can do.

One fiber project I have completed is this "Entrelac Scarf" that will be a birthday gift for my Mom.  I love the woven look.  This free downloadable pattern from Freckles & Purls was fun and looks fantastic.  You can find on Ravelry, too.  Noro Silk Garden yarn was suggested, but I preferred Mochi Plus by Crystal Palace Yarns for color and softness.  Try this scarf for yourself...not as difficult as it might look. Here is great video tutorial by VeryPinkKnits.


  1. I love Mochi Plus, Linda. Have made several items from it.
    Enjoy what is left of the Labor Day weekend!

  2. I will certainly use it again. Thanks and enjoy the holiday weekend yourself!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial, Linda. Though a long-time knitter, I tried my first entrelac scarf a couple of years ago -- and immediately ended up with a UFO because I find it cumbersome to remember how to do it. Now I can watch this and finish it!

  4. The video made my entry into entrelac easy! Enjoy, Margaret.

  5. It's a beautiful scarf. And the photos of the blue moon are spectacular! I can commiserate about being MIA, sometimes life gets in the way of art.

  6. Yes it does! Thanks, Cindy.


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