Sunday, December 23, 2007

Caps and Scarves

The cap pattern is found in Leisure Arts Quick Caps by Barbara Shaffer. The scarf is Shelly by Emily Nelson and can be found at Crochetme. The yarn is Bernat Frenzy in Loonie Lilac that I found at Dollar Tree a couple years ago. Even with the heavier yarn the scarf is still light and airy, but of course I didn't get the stitch definition I would have if I had used a lighter weight yarn. The set is going to be a Christmas present for my nephew's SO.
Same patterns and yarn. This set is going to my sister-in-law.

The cap is the same pattern as the previous two, but the scarf pattern is called the Skinny Scarf and is found at The daughter of my nephew's SO gets this set.

I'm happy to report that I've used quite a bit of my stash yarn for these projects, although there are still a few skeins left. I may turn those into lapghans eventually.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Distractions

Ten days in the hospital allowed me to quit smoking after 37 years. But even with the Chantix the doctor prescribed after I came home, I still get a little antsy at times. The Chantix web sites recommends that you have a distraction for those times, so crochet has been my main distraction since I came home from the hospital. Since the projects were suppose to be a distraction and not a stresser, I've been working on simple items like caps and scarves. I've made 3 women's caps, 4 scarves, 3 toques, 1 knitted men's cap, 2 girl's caps, and 2 girl's scarves. Guess what some of my family members are getting for Christmas this year.