I decided I should rename this series to “OFF the needles” instead of “On the needles” since I seem to wait to share my projects with you after I’ve finished them –
This is the latest creation –
Little Bit asked me to make a blanket for her teacher who just had a baby boy. She had such fun in the yarn shop picking out just the right yarn – it had to be soft and fluffy and just the right shade of blue.
We decided on a chunky yarn – Deborah Norville Collection in the Ocean Foam colorway.
Isn’t it pretty?
I did an extended double crochet stitch to make the stitches a little higher – I only had 4 skeins so I wanted to get as big a blanket as I could with what I had. It turned out really pretty – light and airy and yet really warm with the chunky yarn.
Little Bit was so excited to take it to school to give to her teacher.
And now I’m trying to figure out what my next project should be. I’ve done three baby blankets in a row… and the weather is getting too warm for hats or scarves. I’m thinking I may try my hand at a bigger project – a shawl or an afghan…
- On the Needles (thoughtsalonglifeshighway.com)
- On the needles (thoughtsalonglifeshighway.com)
For Christmas this year, I made my sister-in-law a scarf. My niece and nephew are on ski race teams and they spend every weekend on Mount Hood racing and skiing. I figured a scarf would be a good gift for her – something to keep her warm and cozy while the kids were zooming down the mountain.
I had bought some Deborah Norville chunky weight yarn that was so soft and just crying out to be made into something like a cozy scarf.
I did a take on a pattern I’d found on the Fiber Flux blog.
I have to admit, it was a little challenging for the first couple rows. Once I saw the pattern emerge, though, it was a very quick crochet project. I think I finished in about 2-3 days.
I love that it looks a little lacey even though it is a substantial scarf and very warm and cozy feeling.
I used two skeins and then about a half skein for the fringe at the end. I have a skein and a half left from my original purchase and I’m thinking I may make another, narrower, scarf for myself.
I think my sister-in-law liked it. She wore it one day while she was here. It was cute on her with jeans and a sweater. I should’ve gotten a picture, but I forgot. Sorry!
I have to tell you, I LOVE this yarn. I think I may go back and pick up another color to make an afghan. It’s so soft and cozy I think it would be great to snuggle under on a cold night. The scarf is made in the Amparo Blue color, just in case you’re wondering.
** UPDATED **
My sister-in-law saw my post and had my nephew take a picture of her with the scarf. I think it looks MUCH better on her! (Isn’t she beautiful!?!)