The First Pencils Again and a Scarf Update

I decided to take a photo of these great colored pencils in the order that I had written them down in the last posting. Just so you remember, here is the list of names of the colors with the pencils photographed from left to right: Raccoon Dog, Sambal, Truffle, Windsor Rose, Mahogany, Caffe Latte, Tea With Milk, Soldier Suit, Hopscotch, Tragedy, Vivien, Coconut, Aubergine, Anaconda, Tobacco Road, Black Coffee, Earth Brown, Buster Brown, Walnut, Secret Past, Pecan, Semi-Sweet, Apricot Brandy, Creme De Cacao and Tiramisu! Don’t you wonder how they came to name some of these pencils by these names? I sure do. That most pink one is Vivien. I wonder why?
Lea Redmond has a great blog about these pencils. She’s doing an art project where she’s sharing 6 subscriptions of these great pencils with 150 people. She’s sending 1 pencil to each person each month and (simplified) they have to do something related to the name of the pencil during that month, then write about it on the paper she has sent them , using the pencil and mail it back to her. Isn’t that a fascinating idea? Here is her blog about this project – With a Pencil in my Pocket. Yesterday, I read all of the submissions that had been posted to date. I think there are about 100 so far. I would have joined in on this project myself, but I discovered it too late and it was full. Watching the video she posted for February shows me that I did not get the same pencils this month that she did. So, I don’t know exactly how the subscription stuff works.
I’m tempted to play along with her group using my own pencils and my own blog. One pencil, randomly drawn each month. I’ll have to learn how to use the scanner or get my hubby in on the action in order to do this. I might as well give it a try. I think I’ll enjoy it! The pencil I grabbed is “Soldier Suit”.
My poopy yellow colored scarf is nearing completion and is, at this point, 40 inches long! Just amazing to me! I just learned the knit stitch last Saturday night. One week ago. I don’t know how to purl yet. I wanted to master this stitch since I knew I could actually make something from it. Dianne encouraged me not to rip out on this one, but to keep knitting. I think it was a good idea. Yes, there are lots of mistakes in this scarf and it is not one I’d want to give to just anyone. I’ll probably keep it forever in fact, so that I can always judge how far I’ve (hopefully) come. If I had ripped out, like I’ve done in the past when I’ve attempted to learn to knit, I may have quit working on it, like I’ve done in the past. So, I am indeed a very happy person. I keep looking at this scarf in total awe, even with it’s imperfections. I can only imagine what it will be like to knit well one day. All that being said, I’m knitting until I get fairly close to the end of the yarn. I know I’ll need some to bind off, but I don’t know how much or how to do it — yet. I hope to learn in the next day or two.
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One Response to The First Pencils Again and a Scarf Update

  1. pam q says:

    You are going to have such fun with all those colored pencils!!!I read about them somewhere just lately {can't remember where…} and thought they really looked interesting……….Keep up the knitting!

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