I love mustard. Not the condiment, the color. Well, no, I like the condiment too but this isn’t a food post. That’s coming on Thursday, so stick around. Hint: it involves potatoes, corn and shrimp… Anyway, back to the scarf, I’ve been seeing mustard colored clothing and accessories everywhere, yet it was lacking in my wardrobe. Then I remembered this beautiful golden mustard colored yarn I had tucked away and instant happiness was upon me.
It took me about three days to whip up this lacy scarf. And don’t you just love the brooch? I may have to hit up some thrift stores for some more.
After posting a picture of the scarf on Facebook, I received a lot of requests for the pattern, so here it is. Just remember I’m not a pattern writer, so I did things the best I could.
- Chain 35
- Turn. Chain 5. Skip 2 chain’s on the base chain. Single crochet in the next chain. Chain 5. Skip next 3 chains and single crochet in the next chain. Repeat all the way across, ending with a single crochet.
- Turn. Chain 5. Single crochet over the center of the chain 5 (do not go through the stitch). Skip next chain, chain 5. Repeat all the way across, ending with a single crochet over the turning chain.
- Repeat step 3 until you reach the desired length for your scarf.
- You can make the scarf long so you can double wrap it and let the ends hang loose
- You can make an infinity scarf by single crocheting the ends together, this creates a ruched effect.
What are you working on this week?
I’ve spent the last few months working on this baby blanket. Not steady work, just off and on when I haven’t felt like doing much of anything else. You know those days, when you need to do something but you don’t want to think too much or too hard?
The blanket is for a young couple at our church who are having a baby boy in the next few months. They have two of the most adorable little girls, all bubbly and bouncy and full of giggles, ribbons and bows. That poor little boy is going to have a hard way to go. Smile.
I selected the colors:
Because I thought they were appropriately boy but not traditionally boy. The parents are a young and hip couple with a Christian rock edge to them. And, well, I like coffee so any colors that evoke images of my beloved beverage can’t be wrong, right? Right.
I still have the vest from a few months back that I need to finish, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. Maybe I’ll try my hand at something new like boot socks. Or leg warmers. Or fingerless gloves. Or a hat.
What are you working on this week?
I enjoy crocheting. I find it therapeutic. I think I’ve said this before… But I also love the idea of taking a ball of yarn and turning it into something ~ a cozy scarf, a colorful flower, a snuggly blanket… Wearing something that I made with my own two hands brings me joy and a sense of satisfaction that few other things can.
This week I started crocheting a gray mesh scarf using that I found here at Lilibeth’s Garden. I adore the airy look of the scarf and have made similar ones before in various yarns. This time I decided to use a weightier yarn to make the scarf a little heavier while still retaining the airy look. I’m not sure how it’ll turn out but so far, I’m digging it…
This weekend I’ll start reading The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg. I received it from TBN for a review and I’m pretty excited about nestling down with a cup of coffee, my book and a blanket.
I’m joining up with Ginny from small things for Yarn Along. To participate, all you have to do is take a picture of your current crocheting or knitting project along with the book you’re reading and hit the link. Make sure you visit some of the other participants and share some comment love.
What about you? What are you looking forward to this weekend?
This morning when I woke up the air was crisp, I welcome break from the triple degree weather we had when we first moved here and the high 90s that have dogged us for the last few weeks. Can you tell I’m a sweater weather girl? I love my cardis, so warm and cozy, they are the grown up version of a snuggy. Wearing the same ol’ cardigans day in and day out can get a bit dull though, so I like to brighten them up with crocheted flower pins. I wear them in singles and in bunches. Sometimes they match my sweater, sometimes they just go with… Either way, they make autumn just that much more colorful.
I’m joining up with Ginny from small things for Yarn Along, a knitting/crocheting and book reading meme that I read about at The Mahogany Way. To participate, all you have to do is take a picture of your current crocheting or knitting project along with the book you’re reading and hit the link. Make sure you visit some of the other participants and share some comment love.
One of my big projects for this year has been my blankets for Project Linus. I’ve written about the various blankets that I’ve made and I’ve posted many pictures of the blankets in their different stages of completion. So I was pretty excited to find out that people are actually paying attention and enjoying my little rambles (shout out to Melissa and Patty!).
Some of my friends have expressed an interest in making their own blankets for Project Linus. Yay
! But, like me, they don’t have a lot of knowledge about how to crochet stitches other than the basic chain stitch. I’ve been using YouTube
a lot! The tutorials are easy to follow and it’s almost like having an instructor on hand. And so much easier than trying to read a book (I’ve done that and it’s an exercise in frustration
I promised I’d put together some of my favorite tutorials. So here they are:
1. How to Crochet
– tutorial created by eHow; demonstrates the basic steps for getting started with a chain stitch which is the base for all projects
2. Crochet Popcorn Stitch
– shows how to crochet a popcorn stitch; there’s a bit of a lag but if you can get past that, this is pretty easy to follow
3. Ripple Crochet
– probably one of the easier tutorials to follow for how to create this stitch
If you know of some helpful tutorials, please post the link. I’m always looking to learn new stitches