I tied off and finished my second crochet project of 2011 this evening. I probably could have made the moebius scarf just a bit bigger, but it will do. When I drape it over my head and then double it around my neck, it snuggle covers my ears and keeps my throat toasty.
After taking a few final photographs of my new scarf, I immediately began a second scarf as a Valentine’s Day gift for my hubby. Using Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool-Ease (worsted weight in black), I started crocheting an extremely simple ribbed scarf pattern. I should easily be able to finish the scarf before next Monday.
I crocheted during WolfGuard‘s regularly scheduled Wednesday evening rehearsal, approximately three hours, and by my estimate crocheted over one thousand five hundred stitches on the third project of 2011. While they worked on some new cover songs during the first session(Aerials by System of a Down and Cumbersome by Seven Mary Three), the last half of practice included such classics as Rush’s Finding My Way; BOC’s Godzilla; Metallica’s For Whom the Bell Tolls; and, the show-stopping, heart-pounding, easy-to-lose-count-of-your-stitch-in-time Iron Maiden’s The Trooper. If that doesn’t tangle your skein, nothing will.
I got a call from my dad this morning, cluing me in to the fact that this morning’s sunrise broke among light clouds and appeared quite photogenic. I arrived a bit late to the party, but got a couple of nice shots from my daughter’s east facing bedroom:
I ventured out a couple of hours later to attend a pancake feed at a Crossroads UMC just down the hill from my house. Enjoyed the fresh pancakes the company. Since I remembered to bring my camera with me, I took a couple of shots of Lansing’s favorite sledding hill (unoccupied so early on a Saturday morning):
Perhaps the next time I’m out I’ll get a couple of shots of kids sledding.
I continue working on my new moebius scarf, which I’ll probably finish today or tomorrow. Here’s a picture of it after five or six times around:
And a close-up of the moss stitching, which I think is cool (and easy to crochet):
I’ve made several moebius scarves for myself over the last decade, but it’s been a couple of years since I crocheted a new one for myself. I’m ‘winging’ it as far as the pattern goes, and using my favorite scarf stitch, called, ironically, the moss stitch. I may refer back to the original pattern I stumbled upon years ago as a reference.
I’m using a six ounce skein of Caron Simply Soft Country Blue and another one of Grey Heather. I chained 225 using the Country Blue and will alternate every other row with the Grey Heather.
Here’s hoping it doesn’t take me very long to get through this project. I’d rather be reading, than crocheting, but I also want a nice, warm, soft scarf to keep my ears warm during this brutal cold spell.