Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Another Pink Scarf...
In making pink scarves for Vicki's project I was smitten by Celestina Marie's pink scarf she made. Visit her blog to see her beautiful photos. Thank you Celestina Marie for the beautiful inspiration. So off to the local Ben Franklin's to get a skein of Sashay yarn. Normally I would have never even looked at this skein because it holds no interest for me. The yarn is not pretty but appears rather chunky and utilitarian.
Aha...don't judge a book by its cover so they say. Upon closer inspection the yarn is very interesting. Spread it out and you see lots of netting style openings. Now with a crochet hook (there are also instructions for knitting) you begin crocheting this into a scarf. I had to You Tube a video (several times) as the instructions were not clear to me.
Hmmm...its beginning to look like a lacy jabot. Not very easy to work with and definitely do not lose your place. I seem to constantly be getting interrupted which is not fun while working with this yarn. I really need three hands for this.
I will persevere and finish this scarf. In fact I am planning on having it done before February is finished.
When I posted my last pink scarf I was contacted by my dear friend Sandy who donated that gorgeous yarn.
She and her daughter and daughter-in-law are each going to knit a pink scarf and donate them to Vicki's project. Thank you very much Sandy, Emily and Robin. You are the best! Isn't it wonderful how one person can make a difference? However it takes a village to really get the job done.
Our weather is continuing to hold sunshine. It is glorious! Still cold but much better than snow and ice. Our area renamed January to Junuary because it was such a mild one. We are expecting some rain this week. I hope it is clear this weekend as our little town celebrates Mardi Gras with a Ball, Street Faire, Parade and Carnivale. We know how to have fun! Here is the link.
Off to crochet as I have a scarf to finish.
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...