Hope you all had a fantastic Easter! If you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I don’t know about you but the weather was absolutely gorgeous here in the south during the weekend. Most of my plants recovered from the freak cold snap we had earlier in the week though I may need to replant my cucumbers.
Most of you may have noticed that more and more people are wearing neon and accessorizing with these colors. I’ve seen bright tops, skinny jeans, sundresses and shoes, just to name a few. You know I’m not one to run out and purchase the trendiest clothes or spend a fortune on fashion. I am more practical than fashionable. Even though I am not a “fashionista,” I do keep an eye out on the latest trends and I have to admit, I am really enjoying the neon fad.
A couple of weeks ago, I had to replace my phone. I’ve had my Nexus 4 for about a year and loved it! So it was a sad day when this happened:
I dropped it as I was getting out of the car to go in to work. It fell flat on the ground face down and when I picked it up, my heart sank. It was a moment of pure shock and it took my breath away. The screen was broken and the touch screen was no longer functional. That same day I went ahead and ordered the replacement part for the phone and ordered a new phone: the Nexus 5 and a bumper case.
Yes, the bumper case is neon 🙂
Thanks to Google/Nexus/LG’s efficiency, I got my new phone in just two days! I am a huge Google fan and their great service has made me like them even more.
As with the Nexus 4, the replacement part came in and thanks to YouTube, the screen was replaced. I just love technology 🙂 My mom has always adored my Nexus 4 for so I decided to give it to her (she was in desperate need of a smartphone). Everything worked out.
Unfortunately, the events following the phone disaster did not turn out so well. After the phone situation, I ran into some bad luck with Massage Envy, Wells Fargo and Best Buy. I am not going into details, but I am going to say that they have lost a once very loyal customer. I just love how horrible things happen all at once (if only you could hear the sarcasm). This week is a start of a new week and I am keeping my chin up and I am marching forward!
So, moving on to something more fun. This past weekend I finally finished the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf. I am very excited to share this pattern with you all. After completing the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, I wanted to knit something simpler. The scarf is knitted in stockinette stitch and in the round. By knitting the scarf into a tube and later joining the ends, this makes it reversible. Also, going back to the neon discussion from earlier, I made this scarf gray with neon green/yellow and blue stripes.
If you’ve never knitted stripes before, here is you chance to do so. Along with the pattern I’ve included some helpful tutorials on how to switch colors and also how to knit jogless stripes.
With this scarf, I used Berroco’s Weekend Chunky in Camp Stove, Taffy and Cottage. This yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend which makes it perfect for cool Spring mornings and evenings. Whether you are headed to a yoga class or running errands, just throw on the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf and you are good to go!
Note: this is a chunky scarf.
This scarf measures approx. 71″(180 cm) circumference and 7″ (18 cm) wide.
Berroco Weekend Chunky
- 2 1/2 skeins of Camp Stove
- 1 1/2 skeins of Taffy
- 1/2 skein of Cottage
US 15 16″ circular needles (I used 32″ circulars and used the magic loop method).
10 sts x 12 rows=4″ (10 cm)
CO 40 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round. Careful not to twist stitches.
Knit all rounds. Follow diagram below (by Rows I meant Rounds).
Repeat diagram 3 times.
Here is a great video on how to carry yarn over to prevent a ton of loose ends.
Here is a video on how to knit jogless stripes:
Once you’ve reached the desired length, bind-off. Then using the Camp Stove yarn (about four feet), use this tutorial to knit the seams together. Make sure you line up the scarf correctly.
Now you’ve completed the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf! Happy knitting!
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