It's getting down to the wire ... and based upon this morning's news reports, only 8% of Americans are ready! The rest of us, myself included, are way behind!
On the left, in a beautiful burgundy color with lots of sparkle, is a scarf I crocheted using the Bushy Stitch. Normally I do not mix "complicated" stitches with "complicated" yarn as the textured yarn will hide the stitches. But in this case I thought the stitch and the yarn worked well together. For the edging I used Solomon's Knot. The yarn I used was Paton's Silverlash. It's pretty enough to go from evening wear to the ski slopes if I do say so myself!
On the right, is an incredibly soft delight! I used Plymouth Yarn's Baby Alpaca Brush Paint with the Waffle Weave technique (for those new to crochet, the Waffle Weave technique and the Waffle Weave Stitch are not the same!) . The result was dimpled fabric that striped up on the diagonal! To frame the scarf I used Lion Brand's Fun Fur. I couldn't ask for a better color match!
To say it's dreamy soft, and light!, would be an understatement!
The third scarf is still in the works. This one I am knitting, using a single hank of recycled silk yarn. The colors remind me of acrylic paints, and will be perfect for the art teacher. I have about a foot more in length to go -- not bad for having started it last night! So back to stitching I go! :)
I wish you all a Merriment of Stitches and a Happy New Yarn!