First, my son, who is my "random number generator" chose comment number 8 (Ellie said: Like you, my favorite "dining room" memory also comes from my grandmother's house. She lived very nearby me when I was growing up, so I spent a lot of time with her. Her dining room table didn't have traditional legs, but was attached to a sort of chest or large drawer. There was a cubby space between the chest and the table surface, and I can remember how much I loved hiding there. No one could see me underneath the table cloth. Of course, I was small, and they were probably just pretending that they couldn't find me!) - Ellie, please email me at SallyJH123@gmail.com and we'll sort out the details for getting your $30 CSN Stores gift certificate to you.
Potato Chip Scarf. I don't know the origins of this pattern because it was shared with me by my friend Lori. The directions say to use any yard you like - you'll need about 300 yards, less for bulkier yarns and more for finer yarns. I'm using Lion Brand "Amazing" in the color Wildflowers. Needle size should be 2 sizes larger than what is recommended on the yarn label - the yarn I'm using recommended needle size 9, so I'm using 11's. Super simple!!!! Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: Knit across. *Row 2: Knit 8, turn. Row 3: Knit back, turn. Row 4: Knit 6, turn. Row 5: Knit back, turn. Row 6: Knit 4, turn. Row 7: Knit Back, turn. Row 8: Knit 20. Repeat from * until scarf is desired length. One skein of my selected yarn got me halfway through this scarf. Obviously, I'm not quite finished yet, but it's been a very enjoyable piece to knit up - nothing to remember, big needles, instant gratification.
This will be a gift for someone, don't know who yet - either a Christmas gift or a birthday gift. May make a hat to go with it.
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