Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Beach Brights-*Shey*[B] Camera Strap Giveaway


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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Curly Q Scarf

Thought I would share this great pattern. One of my daughter's friends just celebrated her 8th Birthday. Knowing that I crochet, she had a special request for a "green ruffle" scarf. This is the result of her request. I can say that the pattern is quite easy to read. Being that there are only two rows for the entire project it progressed rather fast. I used an acrylic yarn, which I usually don't like. But I figure the scarf will hold up longer that way. I decided to add the teal color into the scarf, instead of making it completely green and I have to say it is much more striking that way. Needless to say, it was a hit and now ALL of my girls expect one.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Lori's Birthday Blog!

Today is my birthday and I found it most fitting to kick off our blogging with how I procrastinated with yarn gifted to me for my LAST birthday. I'm sure that many of you can relate to yarn receiving or purchasing with no project in mind. This was a gift from my friend Maria. She gave me skeins of Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton yarn with the instructions that I make something for myself, and not my children. Scouring the internet and books for the perfect pattern with which to honor my birthday yarn, I came up short until a few weeks ago. The following pattern I found on the Bernat website under the crochet/teen category. You have to create a membership to view the pattern, but it only takes a few minutes.

Using a different yarn for the pattern, I had to make a few alterations. In the initial chain 29, 7 chains needed to be added so that a whole pattern could be repeated. That made the initial chain 36. If not, the chunky neckwarmer was not so chunky. Also, I found it helpful to make the ch 36 tight. If not, the pattern tended to bell out in the first few rows. Being a perfectionist, I remade the neckwarmer 4 times before I was pleased. Since then, I have made 3 more of this pattern, with no need to remake.

What I like about this neckwarmer is how many different ways you can wear it. Also pleasing was the brevity of the project. If one does not remake the scarf, this can be made in under an hour. I do crochet fast, but an hour and a half at most. Softee Chunkky - Neckwarmer (crochet)