The school nurse cut out a picture in the newspaper of a knitted scarf that was selling for $169 dollars(Marc Jacobs). I said "Ha!" and made it for $0 with yarn from my stash. It is a deep plum and I used size eight needles and just alternated 11 rows of stockinette stitch with 14 rows of garter stitch.
close up of stitch pattern:
My DH is in CA for the next 10 days doing some training. This should help him get a job in such a tough market. I am holding my own with 4 kiddos here at home. (What was I thinking when I said I wasn't done when I just had 1?) Anyway, we're doing well and having casual, relaxed kid meals and craft time at night.