Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wrapping it Up

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!

Every year I crochet three scarves and my children nominate which teachers will receive them. I have two out of the three completed:

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!


Astaryth said...

Phhhhttt! I always seem to have at least one project that didn't quite make it to completion LOL! That's why I usually have a back-up present for the person in mind. That way I can give the one I didn't get completed either later or even have a big head-start on next year ;p

Just wanted to pop in and wish you and your family a very Merry Chirstmas. I hope that it is full of family, fun, and joy!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Scarves are very pretty. Sorry to hear about the employment problems. My DH has not worked in a year. Luckily I have a good job. Just wanted to say in the latest issue of Interweave Crochet that Doris Chan mentions you in her article on gauge. It was an interesting article..

CrochetWithDee said...

Thanks for letting me know, I haven't seen the latest issue of IC yet...I'll have to look for it next week when I attend our local "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session. :)


CrochetWithDee said...

Thank you Astaryth; and I wish you & yours a most happy holiday too!