The local yarn shop had a pattern one of their employees came up with for a scarf that uses Shepard's Wool yarn. Mom decided to pick up the pattern and the yarn for a scarf for herself and one for me (my color choice is the above scarf -- I'm in a blue mood :) )
I am also working on a scarf. I have had the pattern since before Christmas, but it has been extremely intimidating. Being a left-handed knitter, having to reverse certain stitches is frustrating (Mom is also left-handed). So Mom and I spent a couple of hours at a local coffee house on Monday and we started our scarf projects. I love the leafy pattern of this scarf. Can't wait to keep working on it!
Chase is also preparing to possibly join the Yarn Along. I love the hands on approach to knitting that Elizabeth shared on her blog and also with Ginny and her daughter, not to mention hand dyeing yarn with Easter egg dyes. Mom ordered Chase a skein of yarn and I grabbed half a dozen different egg dyeing kits shortly after Easter. Monday after school we got busy dyeing yarn.
The yarn taking a quick dip in the water/vinegar mixture
Chase used the "manly" colors in the dyeing kit -- green, yellow, blue
Chase wanted to go for a tie-dye look on his yarn and added color with a small medicine syringe.
After the delicate application, Chase added the rest of the color.
Finally after we cooked the yarn in the microwave and I washed it out in the tub, it was hung to dry overnight.
The finished result. Not sure what Chase plans on making with his yarn. The next project will be to make his own knitting needles.