WIP Men's Knit Scarf

January 22, 2014

Hi everyone!  This men's knit scarf is my current project that I was commissioned to make for our annual Christmas Fair which is held every fall at our church.  I'm on a knitting kick right now and I'm giving crocheting a break for a while it seems.  The yarn I'm using is from my own stash and it's Red Heart Classic in the color 365 Coffee.  I'm using a circular knitting needle, size 8 US and I casted on 25 stitches.  I will be making this scarf in the knit stitch and I have not decided yet if I want to add any contrasting colored yarn to the scarf.

I also started reading the book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  I saw the movie about 2 weeks ago and I loved it but cried throughout the whole movie because it was so sad.  My daughter had to read this book for school and so she kept urging me to read it and I'm glad I am.

The book and the knitting will keep me busy for a while on these long winter nights.

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Thanks everyone and enjoy.



  1. Hello Julie, I am visiting via the link up with 'Crafter's Blog and Shop Hop', you have a very pretty blog. You have much to keep you busy and the scarf yarn looks delicious. I have not read this book or seen the movie, I will have to look it up to find out what it is all about.
    If you want to visit me back I have a blog on bloglovin and a google+ page, both are called 'Crochet and Crafting with Linda Dawn'
    For some reason clicking on my name here takes you to my google+ profile (is it supposed to do that I wonder?) so to find the links visit the 'about' tab in my google+ profile.

  2. I am such a basic knitter, Julie. I learned a few years ago, but haven't taken my knit stitch any further. I did make one very pretty open looped scarf with yarn overs, but that's as fancy as I get! It's on my list this year to improve my skills!

  3. I think knitting is a great way to forget about the cold outside. :)

  4. Lovely color for a scarf!

    I just finished that book, I hope you like it.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-124/

  5. Great start on the scarf Julie! Nice warm shade of brown. I've not read this book or seen the movie either. If it's that sad, I doubt I'll see it in the theater ... I wait till sad movies come out on dvd and cry into my hanky in the privacy of my home ;) (I'm a real sap!). Wendy x

  6. Your scarf is so pretty! =)
    Have a great week!

  7. I love the colour Julie and the fact that you are knitting. I had a go last year but quickly picked up my crochet hook again! I'll look out for this book as I am putting together my Kindle library!! xx

  8. Julie, I can't wait to see the finished scarf- I hope you share it with us. The coffee color is perfect for a man. I sew a little, but I've never learned to knit or crochet. My daughter crochets like crazy! :)

  9. I bought that book for my son for a Christmas present. He's started reading it but not finished it. I think I'll have to borrow it when he's done. I've also wanted to see the movie but wondered if it was too sad. I don't like sad movies.

  10. I've actually never crocheted / knitted a scarf for my husband :(
    On the other hand I have for my son so that saves me I guess :)
    The pattern is lovely!

  11. I really wish I had tried harder to learn how to knit when my children were babies, I love hand knitted things , my grandma use to spoil me and knit everything for my babies so I never need to learn, bless her. Your doing a great job here :)

  12. I am not familiar with that book, but you have sparked my interest. I look forward to seeing the scarf when it is complete. It already looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

  13. Julie, The Book Tthief was one of my youngest daughters favorite books. I am wanting to go see the movie. You are always so busy creating something lovely. I really like the color of yarn. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Julie,
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Always enjoy hearing from you. Good luck with the giveaway!

  15. One day I will learn how to knit- at least thats what I keep telling myself. Thanks so much for linking up to the Friday Frenzy - Hope to see you back tomorrow!

  16. Can you read and knit at the same time? I tried reading and crochet at the same time and could do it if I was doing a simple repeating stitch with lots of looking lol. Can't wait to see the finished scarf!


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