Hubbie asked me if I could make him a scarf for winter in this pattern from my new book. Woo hoo - for sure I can - I rarely get the chance to make something for him, so before he could change his mind, that very moment we got in the car and went to get the wool.
It's ok, but then at the same time it's not ok. There was something missing and the pattern was, well, let's just say Joyce needs more practise with colour change in the middle of the row.
We added another colour and tried random stripes, . . . . no, still not quite right, so then I did another sample this time with larger random stripes, ugg, again, not right, and I didn't even take a photo of that sample. Luckily this yarn unravels so well and doesn't turn to fluff-mush from the stress of being reworked.
Finally I think I have it. I am working the scarf lengthways this time, and keeping it to basic stripes. Hubbie doesn't want smaller stripes, he prefers thicker bands of colour. Cross your fingers this is IT.
I did 300 chain, and am doing dc in each chain. I was thinking of doing a row of dc and then a row of treble, however, he just wants it all the same. I will save the dc row and treble row for a scarf for me instead.
To give my eyes a rest from the above colours, I made up two beachy little anklets for me. I used crochet cotton and plaited a length long enough to go round my ankle twice. Then I threaded some beads, doubled the crochet thread and grabbed my hook to chain in the beads. I am glad I doubled the crochet thread, just chunked it out a bit. It's had it's first beach swim this morning and survived the waves. I know, I am a big kid, but why not I say, I have no daughters to make this stuff for, so I will make it for me. Please excuse my big clump of a foot. It was 'interesting' trying to take a photo of my anklet.
Here are my completed library bags to be donated to a school in QLD. I am so happy with them, such lovely bright colours. There are 40 library bags in total.
Thanks so much for stopping by my place today.
Head on over to kootoyoo and see what everyone else is making today.
Have a lovely day at your place.