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Poor Bob has been waiting a long time for this scarf. It always seems to get pushed to the back of the line. But now that Christmas is over, I have vowed to concentrate on Bob’s Piano Keyboard Scarf. Here you see it before I put the chain on…. one octave complete!

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I started this scarf probably more then a year ago. I found the chart and knitting instructions online and started knitting away in stockinette. I wasn’t as wise as I am now, and didn’t realize that without a border this puppy was gonna roll…….

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and roll, and roll! I also didn’t like the way the back looked. I got very discouraged and put it away for a while. I thought about lining the back with fabric, but nothing appealed to me. When I finally decided to get this project out and get it finished, I sat down and searched the internet again to see what other people had done. I found a double-knit scarf, but I wasn’t up to that. I did a potholder double-knit once and that was enough for me. I looks very pretty though.

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Then I found this crochet version on Cats-Rockin-Crochet blog. It was just what I was looking for. Here is how far I have gotten. I am very happy with it. Bob’s scarf is well on it’s way!

Two Octaves Done!!!

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Home Again

Monkey in NY

And here is the monkey in all his glory. He got to go to the mountains with us. We had a wonderful week in NY and I have pictures and stories to post. For now it’s unpacking. Hopefully I will post more tonight. AND I have been invited to Ravelry! I will be checking it out and reporting back here.

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I’ve had a busy week getting ready to go on a much needed vacation, but I wanted to get this picture of the monkey up before leaving town. We will be in NY for a week, and I plan on taking lots of pictures. Monkey is almost done but I have decided to take him with me so he can see NY. Lot’s of packing to do…..  

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Monkey head

OK, I couldn’t wait to start the amigurumi monkey! Doesn’t look knitted you say? Yeah, not a lot of knitted amigurumi patterns out there. So I got out the old crochet hook and got working. The ears are done and ready to be sewed on. Ami List has a good selection of free amigurumi patterns. It is here It even has some knitted amigurumi patterns. And there is a Crochet Along with many links to amigurumi patterns. I am adding the button to my sidebar.

I did get a couple of projects finished up and mailed off. A knitted jacket for Alaina……. 

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And a couple of prayer shawls…..

Green Shawl Flowers

Green Shawl

Purple Shawl

 You will see a lot of purple on this blog.

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