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What do you think of when you hear the word Whiplash? Your neck? Sometimes you feel like you are being tossed in so many directions that you can barely keep your head on straight. I’m experiencing a bit of that these days.

Whiplash also results from car crashes – especially when you are rear ended. Three weeks ago my sister experienced that firsthand. Thankfully she is alright. As is often the case, her neck is a bit sore these days as she is on the mend. When I learned of her accident I already had a scarf on the needles for her – I immediately thought that I would name the scarf Whiplash – a little something nice to comfort her neck. This was the secret knit that I mentioned in January. Now that it has been received in Georgia I can reveal the project – not only the “boring” shots but also the scarf in action.

Blue Bejeweled

The Details:
Another Bejeweled scarf. This time I used Patons SWS yarn in Natural Blue on size 13 needles. This pattern was just as fun to knit this time and with the bigger yarn & needles it created a completely different scarf.

Bejeweled Rebecca

The scarf looks great with her new peacoat!

This pattern is definitely a favorite of mine now – I can see knitting it with lots of different yarns & having such different results each time.

Snowy Sedum

Work had me in Wisconsin this week so I missed the big snowstorm that came through Chicago. (Although, I had enough of a snowy drive en route to WI on Monday morning.) When I came home last night I was so thankful that my basement neighbor had shoveled the snow in front of my garage so I was able to get in without having to dig in. A batch of brownies were whipped up this morning to say thanks. This afternoon I took a few pictures of some snow scenes in the neighborhood. My favorite picture is of the “leftover” sedum in my neglected flowerbed poking through the snow.

Not much knitting to report – although Blanket of Hope squares are the perfect simple knitting for after these busy work days!


  1. Oh, that’s so cute! I love the colors and it goes with her Peacoat so beautifully.

    Drove in the snow? Yikes!

  2. I already mentioned this on your Flickr site but I love the scarf! I love the pattern and I love the yarn!

  3. R – sorry to hear about the accident and glad you’re okay! The scarf looks great.

  4. The scarf looks beautiful on your sister. The colors of the scarf and hre coat really do match perfectly.

  5. I love the scarf! I hope she’s feeling okay after the wreck!

  6. Great looking scarf! Hope your sister’s neck heals quickly, whiplash can be very painful.

    Thanks for mentioning the blanket project.

    That picture is really cool, I took the longest time figuring it out though, on my monitor the snow looks like blue sky and I thought it was something floating in the air. Funny how are eyes can read something completely different then what it is.

  7. I’m so glad your sister is OK and hopefully she’ll be good as new very soon. The scarf is so pretty with her coat!

    I’m working on Blanket of Hope squares too, a nice portable project!

  8. Thanks for all the well wishes! I’m feeling much better. I think the beautiful new scarf helps! 🙂

  9. That yarn looks so very soft, and the colors are terrific. I know from cervical spine and neck problems, so I’m glad your sister is feeling better.

    BTW, she has more than a passing resemblance to a friend of mine. Both really beautiful ladies!

  10. OH mu lord, didn’t reas a letter of your blog(tootired) BUT love the socks & ice, ice, baby was an awesome title.

  11. I just can’t reisist the urge to say it: “Cute sock!!!!”

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