Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Winter Sunrise Crocheted Scarf


This summer has been a wasteland for my WIP quilts. Either we've been busy with gardening, trips into town (20 miles one-way), house projects, or I've been lazy/unmotivated. So I've turned to doing something at night in front of the TV (we've recently discovered and binge-watched "Poldark"!). I found two skeins of Red Heart Unforgettable in Parrot in Michael's sale bin and crocheted them into a neck scarf for winter.



I found a free pattern online that employed a simple half-double crochet stitch and stitched away. If I had applied myself, I would have finished much more quickly, but I tended to forget about picking it up at night!


The kitties were very helpful while I was trying to photograph the finished product.



I love the texture and feel of this particular yarn and have already ordered a different colorway for another scarf.

Hopefully at some point in the next few weeks I can post a finish on one of my quilts!

I am linking with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.

14 comments:

  1. Not lazy/unmotivated at all. All those early morning long walks and gorgeous photography! Your scarf is just beautiful. I really like the stitch. I’m looking forward to seeing your other colorway. I have done more quilting than usual this summer but have been a lazy blogger. It’s probably okay to shake up the routine a bit once in awhile.

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    1. Janine you are so sweet. The scarf I'm doing now has been started twice - didn't like the first stitch so I'm trying another one! Lol!

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  2. Your scarf is so pretty, Linda! I haven't crocheted in years, but seeing what you've made is very enticing. We do a lot of binge-watching in the evenings, and it's always nice to have something to work on!

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    1. Thanks Diann! We ran out of Poldark episodes and are now looking for another "binge" - lol!

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  3. Back in the 80s, when rag rugs were all the rage, I crocheted a rag rug, using strips of fabric, and a crochet hook the size of a taper candle. I loved doing it so much that I made four of them. That is my one and only foray into crocheting. When I married (the first time) my mother crocheted me the most beautiful afghan I had ever seen. It was her first foray (and last) into crocheting as well, but she was a perfectionist and it was stunning. Seeing this beautiful scarf is stirring something within me. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I really wish that we lived closer.

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    1. Oh Pattie I do too! But I'd weigh 500 lbs from your wonderful cooking - lol! I've never tried a rag rug but there are some great looking patterns around. Do you still have the afghan your Mother made?

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  4. Hi Linda! I thought I would pop over and see your blog. I have never been able to knit - I can't hold both needles up at the same time. I rest one against my leg! This scarf is beautiful, and I can see why you didn't remember to pick it up every night. It has been warm (hot) here, so I wouldn't want to be holding that on my lap. Your kitties look quite helpful, posing for a photo - wouldn't you like to know what they're thinking?! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you for visiting Roseanne! The crochet projects DO make my lap hot - I need to remember to take it up in winter.

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  5. What a beautiful cozy scarf! And nice cats, too!
    Cheers,
    Sylvia@Treadlestitches

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  6. wow, love the colors on this ...and the cat.

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