Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Never-ending Yarn Skein

  Have you ever been eating a bowl of spaghetti, and no matter how much you eat, it seems like there's more and more in the bowl? (Well, I have that problem at restaurants that pack the noodles in there, but not when I make my own...) At first, I'm like "Yay, spaghetti!", then it's more like "wow, that's a lot of spaghetti", then it ends with "OMG, no more spaghetti". This yarn is like that.


Caron, One Pound, yarn, scarf



  I had a bit of Caron One Pound left over and decided to use it for my Grannies in a Love Triangle shawl. But, I ran out before I finished it, so I had to buy another skein. I don't think I used even 1/4 of the skein to finish it! Now I have what's left sitting around, and I didn't feel like putting it back in the stash. I sat down over the weekend with the intentions of using up the skein...


scarf, crochet, love knot,



  And a scarf was born! You can't beat the Love Knot for getting a project done quickly. I worked row after row of simple square mesh... And the skein didn't shrink. I planned on making an extra-long scarf, so I kept working... The skein continued. When it was long enough to almost reach my feet, I thought it was time to stop... But there was still yarn left over.


scarf, crochet, love knot, Caron One Pound


  The scarf came out to around 9' (2.7 m) long, though I haven't blocked it yet. It's a great simple accessory to have, since black matches everything. And being so long, I can double it over so that it's like a cowl and a scarf at the same time. The lacy texture is great for slightly warmer weather, but the worsted weight yarn has me sweating in the Florida heat.


scarf, crochet, love knot, Caron One Pound


  Actually, it's been pretty nice lately, when it's not raining. Fall seems to be upon us early, so I'm glad to have my scarf. It's perfect in the too-chilly-for-me air conditioning. Maybe it's simple enough to not attract those stares of "Why are you wearing a scarf in Florida?", but I bet I'll still get some stupid comments from someone... I think I'm going to stop letting that bother me, and be more proud to wear what I make.

Because how can you not be proud of whipping this up in less than two days?

scarf, love knot, crochet, Caron One Pound


  I wanted to write about another scarf, but I hear thunder in the distance. I know I'll have to shut down again soon, so we'll just have a short post today. Yes, there will be a free pattern, but I need to take care of some backed-up projects first. And HOLY COW! This thunderstorm is part of a tropical storm? Maybe I should have put my hook down and watched some news! Now, what to do with what's left of this skein?


yarn, crochet, Caron One Pound


Guess I'll have to make a matching hat...


Happy Crocheting! 


PS: I'm too late, it's HERE!



Like I said, guess I'll have to make a matching hat...

*An update after the storm: We got by with a couple of short power outages, some minor flooding, and had to chase down a few things that blew away, but we got by safe. The northern part of the state and the east coast definitely felt more of Hermine's wrath than us.* 

8 comments:

  1. Love the lacy look of the scarf! Paired with that charcoal color - gorgeous. Can't wait to see the matching hat :)
    Was glad to be off yesterday because it poured over here allllllll day - would have been a great day to sit around and crochet, but I have been sick and took the opportunity to sleep. Best wishes - stay safe.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry that you're sick, Alexandra, but at least you had the day of for that weather. We're still getting it today, but not as bad... Yet. And flooding - Ugh. Stay safe yourself, and hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Love Knot! Hurray! MUST have that pattern! I love the stitch (as you know - even though recently discovered) and it would be great to make something with it again. Maybe use some of the yarn I bought at the woolfair? Where did I put it? which skein shall I take... STOP!!!!!! Focus, girl! Concentrate on the fair!!!
    Humpf,
    Marjan
    P.S.: LOVE THAT SHAWL!!!!

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    1. Hahaha Marjan, take it easy! The pattern should be available sometime after your fair is done, so you can (hopefully) stay focused.

      But hey, why not take a skein and a hook to the fair, so you can practice that Love Knot if you have down-time?

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  3. Wow...how pretty! I wish I could make this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I'll be sharing the pattern for it soon - maybe a tutorial, too!

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  4. Such a beautiful scarf and yes a matching hat or even mittens would be cute! Wear it proudly you did a wonderful job!

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    1. LOL Made the matching hat; still have yarn. Perhaps I will find some fingerless gloves on the hook soon! :)

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